TEDTalks

http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter
I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter
One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she'd change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization -- and makes the case tha...
How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life) | Beth Malone
How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life) | Beth Malone
With warmth and grace, Beth Malone tells the deeply personal story of her dad's struggle with frontotemporal lobe dementia, and how it changed how she thinks about death (and life). A moving talk about a daughter's love -- and of letting go and finding peace. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best tal...
How the military fights climate change | David Titley
How the military fights climate change | David Titley
Military leaders have known for millennia that the time to prepare for a challenge is before it hits you, says scientist and retired US Navy officer David Titley. He takes us from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria to the icy shores of Svalbard to show how the military approaches the threat of climate change, in a refreshingly practical, nonpart...
The Housing First approach to homelessness | Lloyd Pendleton
The Housing First approach to homelessness | Lloyd Pendleton
What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness -- providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent hou...
How to talk (and listen) to transgender people | Jackson Bird
How to talk (and listen) to transgender people | Jackson Bird
Gender should be the least remarkable thing about someone, but transgender people are still too often misunderstood. To help those who are scared to ask questions or nervous about saying the wrong thing, Jackson Bird shares a few ways to think about trans issues. And in this funny, frank talk, he clears up a few misconceptions about pronouns, trans...
What I learned serving time for a crime I didn't commit | Teresa Njoroge
What I learned serving time for a crime I didn't commit | Teresa Njoroge
In 2011, Teresa Njoroge was convicted of a financial crime she didn't commit -- the result of a long string of false accusations, increasing bribe attempts and the corrupt justice system in her home in Kenya. Once incarcerated, she discovered that most of the women and girls locked up with her were also victims of the same broken system, caught in ...
How judges can show respect | Victoria Pratt
How judges can show respect | Victoria Pratt
In halls of justice around the world, how can we ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect? A pioneering judge in New Jersey, Victoria Pratt shares her principles of "procedural justice" -- four simple, thoughtful steps that redefined the everyday business of her courtroom in Newark, changing lives along the way. "When the court behaves d...
The biggest risks facing cities -- and some solutions | Robert Muggah
The biggest risks facing cities -- and some solutions | Robert Muggah
With fantastic new maps that show interactive, visual representations of urban fragility, Robert Muggah articulates an ancient but resurging idea: cities shouldn't just be the center of economics -- they should also be the foundation of our political lives. Looking around the world, from Syria to Singapore to Seoul and beyond, Muggah submits six pr...
We should aim for perfection -- and stop fearing failure | Jon Bowers
We should aim for perfection -- and stop fearing failure | Jon Bowers
Sometimes trying your best isn't enough; when the situation demands it, you need to be perfect. For Jon Bowers, who runs a training facility for professional delivery drivers, the stakes are high -- 100 people in the US die every day in car accidents -- and it's perfection, or "a willingness to do what is difficult to achieve what is right," that h...
An interview with Mauritius's first female president | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
An interview with Mauritius's first female president | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been an academic, an entrepreneur and is now the president of Mauritius -- the first Muslim female head of state in Africa. In a wide-ranging conversation with journalist Stephanie Busari, Gurib-Fakim discusses the humble beginnings of her political career, what it's like to be both a person of faith and a scientist and why ...