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

Video playlists about Politics

The global power shift

11 talks • 3h 12m
Big-picture talks about global politics and the shifting weight of the world.

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.

War stories

14 talks • 3h 43m
We need to talk about war. These powerful, crucial talks come from soldiers, politicians, journalists and others who've seen the reality of war firsthand.

Photojournalism up close

10 talks • 2h 48m
Talks from photographers who use their art to fight for social justice.
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Talks about Politics

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Exclusive articles about Politics

Why do protest camps have libraries?

From Hong Kong to Istanbul to New York, libraries are one of the defining elements of 21st-century demonstrations, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci, and they can help illu...
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