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TEDxAmsterdam » Peter van Uhm: Guns for World…

Peter van Uhm, Chief of Defence The Netherlands, has an outstanding track record in his field since joining the army in the early '70s. However, most people will know him from his personal tragedy. On 18 April 2008, one day after Van Uhm …


Hot Pieces Giving Peace Signs…

September 21 is World Peace Day or International Peace Day. This year (2011) marks the 30th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's declaration that was supported by the UK and Costa Rica. New Yorkers really f***ing …


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John Hunter: Teaching with the <b>World…

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4’x5′ plywood board — and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches — spontaneous …


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Jody Williams: A realistic vision for…

Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what “peace” really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle — and sacrifice — of those who work …


Michael Pollan Honored by Yoko…

The award, given biannually to individuals "chosen for their contribution to world peace," will be presented at an Icelandic celebration of what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. The ceremony will be preceded by …


Persuasive Technology Gunning…

Do you drive a hybrid vehicle that feeds you every kind of stat imaginable on your mileage consumption? Or maybe just a run-of-the-mill beater that grudgingly displays your miles per gallon? Either way, you're interacting with …


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Raising the consciousness of…

Yuka Saionji is dedicated to world peace and raising the consciousness of humanity. It was founded by Yuka's grandfather, Masahisa Goi, who advocated the universal peace prayer, "May Peace Prevail on Earth." Byakko teaches the divinity …