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Can the UN Help Curb Climate Change and its Consequences?

If setting an example could make states and their leaders do the right thing, then the United Nations might be on the right track. A few years ago, the UN Secretary General ordered that heating be reduced in the winter and the air conditioning...Show More Summary

Democracy by Militia in Burma

The democratization process in Burma remains very much a work-in-progress, with parliamentary elections slated for next year and the country continuing to adjust to the growing pains associated with opening its economy to the rest of...Show More Summary

Meet the Women Fighting the Islamic State

The history of women serving in armed conflicts probably goes back hundreds of years -- if not longer. In the United States, during the American Revolution, women served on the battlefield as nurses, water bearers, laundresses and saboteurs. Ever...Show More Summary

WATCH: This Talk Will Make You Question How Much You Really Know About Everything

Stories make us who we are. In this inspiring talk, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie beautifully conveys the importance of seeking out many stories from different points of view to form our understanding of the world. TED Weekends has brought you more than 100 stories since it began in 2012. Show More Summary

Scottish Pride, Referendum Inc. and the Mighty 45 Percent

In the days leading up to the referendum on Scotland's independence referendum, I published this op-ed in the Huffington Post explaining why I hoped my ancestors would find peace in a free country on Friday morning. Although my hopes...Show More Summary

Climate Change Jumpers

It was fitting that New York hosted the recent UN climate change summit for several reasons. Let's start with the old joke about the guy who jumps off the Empire State Building and, as he passes the 50th floor on this way down, is heard...Show More Summary

The Developing World Should Be the Graveyard for Bad Robots

The latest topic of conversation amongst homo economicus elitus and his friends concerns the rise of robots. There are those who think they make our lives better and those who worry they will take all of our jobs, but everyone can agree on the fact that robots and computerization will change our world in a big way. Show More Summary

Standing With Those Who Fight Fundamentalism

At the United Nations on Wednesday, President Obama said "it is time for the world -- especially Muslim communities -- to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of Al Qaeda and ISIL." As a human rights lawyer proud of her Muslim heritage, I concur entirely, and I hope this call will be heeded from Detroit to Doha. Show More Summary

We Can't Have A Post-2015 Agenda Without Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In 2000, the creators of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) completely overlooked sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), a mistake that, if repeated, would cripple the dreams of millions of young girls and women for years...Show More Summary

?A ?Courageous Reporter And A Corrupt Chinese Communist Official

It took enormous courage in 2012 for a Chinese reporter to go into print to expose one of the Chinese Communist Party's most senior officials for taking bribes and building a fortune by abusing his public office. Reporter Luo Changping did just that. Show More Summary

Obama Adopts a Reactive Approach Rather Than Showing Leadership

President Barack Obama has chosen, once again, an "in-between" approach to keep all his options open, no matter how contradictory they are. The anti-ISIS coalition operations started by imposing U.S. priorities on the members of theShow More Summary

Confronting ISIL: The Day and Decade "After"

As the United States assembles a coalition-of-the-threatened against the ISIL terrorist organization, now is the time to begin planning for the "day after." ISIL is a new and uniquely disturbing threat to the peoples of the region, its state system, and Western interests in the Middle East and beyond. Show More Summary

Why Wait for October? The World's Biggest Beer Festival Is Already Under Way

Oktoberfest is one of Germany's greatest cultural exports. Yet every time I mentioned it to German friends in Berlin, I was met with eye rolls and groans. Was this merely northern snobbery toward Bavarian tradition? Could the world's...Show More Summary

For Yale in Singapore, It's Deja-vu All Over Again

Once again, the liberal-arts college in Singapore to which Yale has given its name, prestige, energy, and talent finds itself dancing awkwardly with the government over a right that liberal education depends on and should foster: the...Show More Summary

Comeback for the Left in Eastern Europe?

Its corner location was unbeatable. But Brave New World cafe faced steep competition on Warsaw's most fashionable thoroughfare: a pricey French bakery, a trendy sushi restaurant and the famous Café Blickle, which began serving coffee and pastries long before World War I. Show More Summary

Assad Unlikely to Compromise for US Coalition

The Syrian government was quick to inform the world it was aware of US and Arab allied strikes hitting the Islamic State (IS). A statement released on Syrian state television hours after the first strikes early Sept. 23 said Syria was...Show More Summary

Spain Backs Away From Anti-Abortion Reforms

It's not just the United States that struggles over competing beliefs about abortion. In Spain, pro-choice advocates won one of their biggest international victories of the decade when the country's conservative government this weekShow More Summary

India-US: Will a Strategic Partnership Emerge?

Expectations are high about the meeting scheduled next week between President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Americans have pinned hopes on a strategic partnership with India and the prospect of large contracts for U.S. Show More Summary

Congress' Smackdown of Fast Track: Sweet 16 Bday

Sixteen years ago today, 171 Democrats and 71 GOP Representatives united to vote down then-President Bill Clinton's request for Fast Track authority. As President Barack Obama now seeks to revive the extreme Nixon-era trade procedure,...Show More Summary

Commitments For Women Take Center Stage At 69th U.N. General Assembly

As the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly comes to a close, numerous commitments and actions have been made for the wellbeing of women across the world. From private sector to bilateral partners, leadership has united to promote gender equality, safe motherhood and investments in women. On September 20, actress and newly-minted U.N. Show More Summary

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