How to revive your belief in democracy | Eric Liu

I bring you greetings from the 52nd-freest nation on earth. As an American, it irritates me that my nation keeps sinking in the annual rankings published by Freedom House. I’m the son of immigrants. My parents were born in China during war and revolution, went to Taiwan and then came to the United States, which […]

My son was a Columbine shooter. This is my story | Sue Klebold

The last time I heard my son’s voice was when he walked out the front door on his way to school. He called out one word in the darkness: “Bye.” It was April 20, 1999. Later that morning, at Columbine High School, my son Dylan and his friend Eric killed 12 students and a teacher […]

My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement — and how I got out | Christian Picciolini

My journey away from violent extremism began 22 years ago, when I denounced racism and left the American white supremacist skinhead movement that I had helped build. (Cheers and applause) I was just 22 years old at the time, but I had already spent eight years, from the time I was 14 years old, as […]

MEETING THE ENEMY A feminist comes to terms with the Men’s Rights movement | Cassie Jaye | TEDxMarin

Translator: Isabella Boux Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 2013, I decided to meet my enemies. I was a 27-year-old, award-winning documentary filmmaker and a proud feminist. And I was determined to expose the dark underbelly of the men’s rights movement. At that point, all I knew of the men’s rights movement was from what I’d read […]

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

I was a blue-eyed, chubby-cheeked five-year-old when I joined my family on the picket line for the first time. My mom made me leave my dolls in the minivan. I’d stand on a street corner in the heavy Kansas humidity, surrounded by a few dozen relatives, with my tiny fists clutching a sign that I […]

Are you biased? I am | Kristen Pressner | TEDxBasel

Translator: Ivana Krivokuća Reviewer: Denise RQ Let me just get this out there. I have a bias against women leaders. No one can be more surprised about this than me. I’m a woman leader. And on top, I even work in human resources, which means it’s my job to be unbiased. In fact, I passionately […]

What We Don’t Know About Europe’s Muslim Kids and Why We Should Care | Deeyah Khan | TEDxExeter

Translator: Monica Ronchi Reviewer: Rik Delaet When I was a child, I knew I had superpowers. That’s right.j (Laughter) I thought I was absolutely amazing because I could understand and relate to the feelings of brown people, like my grandfather, a conservative Muslim guy. And also, I could understand my Afghan mother, my Pakistani father, […]

TEDxUW – Tanya De Mello – Here’s how you get a job at the UN

Translator: Deborah Oliveira Reviewer: Denise RQ Whenever people find out that I have worked in the United Nations and I have worked in war-torn countries, with refugees all over the world, the first question they want to know is, “How did you end up at the UN? Tell me how to get there. I am […]

The Boy Crisis: A Sobering look at the State of our Boys | Warren Farrell Ph.D. | TEDxMarin

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Queenie Lee Let me check with you first. Raise your hand, please, if you have a son, a grandson or a nephew. Please raise your hand? All right. Keep your hand raised, please, if your son, grandson or nephew is having problems either with motivation, grades, ADHD or addiction to video […]