With simple lines and pointed jokes that skewer injustice, Patrick Chappatte's editorial cartoons view the tragic, the farcical and the absurd through a lens of unfettered humor.

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Born in Pakistan to a Lebanese mother and a Swiss father and raised in Singapore, Patrick Chappatte has lived in New York, Los Angeles and Geneva, Switzerland -- a cosmopolitan life that explains his way of looking at world events.

Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for Der Spiegel in Germany, Le Canard Enchaîné in France and Swiss newspapers LeTemps and NZZ am Sonntag. He was formerly with the New York Times. Chappatte is also a pioneer of comics reportage, whose stories include the war in Gaza, the slums of Nairobi, gang violence in Central America and the dark side of Silicon Valley. In 2016, with the help of journalist Anne-Frédérique Widmann, he created "Inside Death Row," a five-part series for the New York Times -- its first foray into graphic journalism. 

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The Big Rethink: Notes from Session 3 of TEDSummit 2019

July 23, 2019

In an incredible session, speakers and performers laid out the biggest problems facing the world — from political and economic catastrophe to rising violence and deepfakes — and some new thinking on solutions. The event: TEDSummit 2019, Session 3: The Big Rethink, hosted by Corey Hajim and Cyndi Stivers When and where: Tuesday, July 23, […]

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A first glimpse at the TEDSummit 2019 speaker lineup

May 21, 2019

With TEDSummit 2019 just two months away, it’s time to unveil the first group of speakers that will take to the stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, from July 21-25. Three years ago, more than 1,000 members of the TED global community convened in Banff, Canada, for the first-ever TEDSummit. We talked about the fracturing state of […]

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