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Human Development

The Energy Sector is Undermining National Security and Development in Mozambique

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Political stability and absence of violence in Mozambique are in their lowest levels in two decades.

On Alternative Ways of Living Sustainably: Lessons From Solidarity & Social Economy in Madrid

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Gaia Paradiso

The majority of times we think we are not free to think of the world as a unity of people all working towards human development, evolution and res-publica, which- as the Greeks taught us- means contributing to the development of the society's state of the art.

Questioning the Experience of Isolation

The QUESTion Project | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
The QUESTion Project

There is power in the realization that we aren't alone in asking the big questions, nor are we the only ones experiencing times of joy, moments of frustration, grand victories, or humbling defeats.

The Shortcut to Deradicalization Is the Long Road

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas military force is selectively necessary to destroy irredeemably ruthless and bloodthirsty organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to neutralize violent extremism in the long-term, no amount of military muscle will suffice.

Bridging the Gap: Setting an International Precedent for Universal Gender Equality

Sabrina Bilimoria | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Sabrina Bilimoria

For years, the international community has attempted to establish universal gender equality through international laws passed through the United Nations. Yet, global gender equality is still far from a reality.

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Newsrooms and Mosques: Unity and Dialogue

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Gaia Paradiso

The Mosque of Rome is the largest Mosque of Europe and its architecture replicates and perfectly integrates itself in the heart of Italy.

Toronto's New Jewel: Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Centre

Katherine Marshall | Posted 12.26.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Ethics, diversity, pluralism and excellence: These four themes are woven through the Toronto Centre and the broader work of the Ismaili community.

The Youngest Victims: Combating the Social Isolation of Ebola Orphans

Kim Samuel | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Kim Samuel

The loss of a mother or father is traumatic in the extreme -- yet, for these children, the tragedy is being compounded by social isolation. At a time when they so desperately need compassion and care, many are being shunned and ostracized for fear of contamination. Surely, we can summon the courage, compassion and commitment to do better.

Can You Catch It From a Caliph? Ebola, ISIS, and the Politics of Contagion

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Two potent forces power the Ebola and ISIS epidemics that the media are ignoring. They're (1) breakdown of governing authority, and (2) dissolution of "social capital" -- ties of trust and cooperation that empower individuals, families, and others to forge coalitions and tackle common problems at the community level.

Confronting ISIL: The Day and Decade "After"

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

The international community is correctly determined to reverse the rise of ISIL by force. But ultimately armed conflict, counterterrorism and law-enforcement are insufficient to reverse the tide of violent extremism.

Addressing the World's Water Challenges Demands Business Collaboration

Michael Green | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Michael Green

Many of the great challenges faced by humanity, such as climate change, energy security, and food security, cannot be managed without also ensuring that our citizens have access to reliable water and sanitation services.

Sharing the Job Pool in The New Economy

Irv Katz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Irv Katz

The Olympics are great but the political shows are my favored competition. Not that anyone medals, but it is fun to watch the level heads of a David Brooks, a Paul Krugman, or an Andrea Mitchell set the record straight when political hacks, partisan pundits, and think-tank ideologues "skew" the meaning of current facts.

Why Family Planning Matters in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Ward Cates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ward Cates

Through embracing integrated, multi-sectoral development solutions such as family planning, we can accelerate progress and fulfill our promises to the next generation.

Is Human Development Always 'Evolutionary'?

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

It's true that babies know more than psychologists believed a century ago. However, I doubt kids know as much as Alison Gopnik claims they do. For that matter, most adults are no great shakes in the logic department.

How Children's Media Can Change the World for Good

Suna Senman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Suna Senman

Media simply conveys the ideas we choose to share with our children. It has just as much power to teach kids math as it does to encourage them to eat junk food.

Is Your Therapist an Idiot?

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

The process to painting your perfect therapy picture doesn't have to be hard. In fact, successful counselors help you mimic your life inside the safe sanctuary of their office. Trust your gut.

Tackling Our Planet's Most Pressing Challenges

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Our planet's population is nearing 7 billion. The nexus between human well-being and conservation of nature needs our attention more than ever.

Inequality: Shifting the Spotlight From Wall Street to Your Street

Kristen Lewis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Thanks to the Great Recession, Occupy Wall Street, and the ensuing focus on the "1 percent," the gulf between the richest and the rest is now acknowledged. While income inequality is enjoying its moment in the sun, other forms of inequality are getting far less attention.

Game Changers But Not Brain Changers

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 09.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Larry Rosen

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWith technology evolving so rapidly and our brains remaining the same, we have to learn to covet our most prized possession -- our humanware.

The New Bill of Rights For All Students

Brandon Busteed | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Brandon Busteed

This should be the new bill of rights for all students -- and frankly, all people -- worldwide.

Shared Prosperity Needs More Face to Face Engagement, Not Just Online

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

I am not saying that they do not exist, but one may wonder why the UAE, Palestine, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Algeria, and Jordan did not have civil society organization representatives participating.

Why Are Our Brains Lopsided? New Study Offers Answer

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The two halves of the human brain are not symmetrical....

Violence Against Women Must End

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

The horrific rape and murder in Delhi should remind us that the women of the world cannot wait another decade for the international community to address this issue. The time to act is now.

The Quest for Answers

Simon LeVay | Posted 01.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Simon LeVay

Congratulations to Alexander Tsiaras for communicating the beauty and complexity of fetal development. But the message he delivers -- "it's a mystery, it's magic, it's divinity" -- is mistaken.

Abdulaziz Sadeq Spearheads Kuwait's National Youth Project Media Campaign

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Kuwait's youth are hoping to steer the country in the right direction through participation in an advisory body tasked with helping to set official policies.