Global issues

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of global issues.

Video playlists about Global issues

Freedom rising

11 talks • 2h 41m
From the Arab Spring to the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe, a new generation of freedom fighters -- entrepreneurs, journalists, activists -- shares powerful stories of resistance against dictatorships and oppression.

The pursuit of justice

10 talks • 2h 36m
Behold, courage. These speakers have the fortitude to stand up to some of the world's greatest injustices.

The road to peace

10 talks • 2h 24m
Peace. It's humanity's eternal, elusive dream. These speakers offer inspired ideas, practical advice and real-world examples from around the globe of how it just might be attainable.

Hans Rosling: 5 talks on global issues

5 talks • 1h 32m
Data visionary Hans Rosling's favorite talks keep an eye toward health, economics and population growth -- from business in Africa to youth culture in China.
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Exclusive articles about Global issues

Why ideas matter … now more than ever

It might seem like our interconnected world is unraveling, if last week’s Brexit vote is anything to go by. What can help knit humanity together? Great ideas, says TED curator C...

How cultures around the world make decisions

Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices. Sit down at a restaurant in France, and ther...
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