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Theme: Do The Right Thing

This event occurred on
May 9, 2014
7:30pm - 10:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our May edition — themed Do The Right Thing — is generously hosted by GMW Advocaten and curated by TEDxTheHague regular Ilse Leeuwerink. Ilse writes:

"Society is build on rules, laws as well as moral codes. But we do not want these rules to do our thinking for us. So when do we question them? These three talks are about the line between responsibility and freedom."

Barry Schwartz: Using our practical wisdom
Barry Schwartz dives into the question "How do we do the right thing?" With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.

Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive
There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so — and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.

David Puttnam: Does the media have a "duty of care"? (TEDxHousesofParliament)
In this thoughtful talk, David Puttnam asks a big question about the media: Does it have a moral imperative to create informed citizens, to support democracy? His solution for ensuring media responsibility is bold, and you might not agree. But it's certainly a question worth asking

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We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!

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The Hague, Netherlands


Rijswijk (Zh), Netherlands