Talks

At TEDxNewYork, leaders from disparate industries come together into one space to introduce new ideas about crucial questions facing the city and the globe. Talks have been viewed 11 million times.


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TEDxNewYork 2016 talks:

Maria Alejandro Growing old is a blessing Maria Alejandro, director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement, inspires us to see what’s beautiful about aging.

Maria Alejandro

Growing old is a blessing

Maria Alejandro, director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement, inspires us to see what’s beautiful about aging.

Muneeb Ali Welcome to the new internet Blockstack Inc cofounder Muneeb Ali introduces his new web browser, which eliminates internet middlemen and puts our personal data back into our own hands.

Muneeb Ali

Welcome to the new internet

Blockstack Inc cofounder Muneeb Ali introduces his new web browser, which eliminates internet middlemen and puts our personal data back into our own hands.

Allison Bishop The adventure of Alice and the encrypted message Computer scientist Allison Bishop shows the need for strong encryption and systems that understand people.

Allison Bishop

The adventure of Alice and the encrypted message

Computer scientist Allison Bishop shows the need for strong encryption and systems that understand people.

Rebecca Brachman Could a drug prevent depression? Neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman explores the potential of a drug that could stop depression and PTSD before they happen. Featured on TED.com

Rebecca Brachman

Could a drug prevent depression?

Neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman explores the potential of a drug that could stop depression and PTSD before they happen. Featured on TED.com

Ian Bremmer There are no more global superpowers. What happens next? Political theorist Ian Bremmer rethinks what the world looks like without one single global power. Featured on TED.com

Ian Bremmer

There are no more global superpowers. What happens next?

Political theorist Ian Bremmer rethinks what the world looks like without one single global power. Featured on TED.com

Cakes Da Killa “Talkin’ Greezy” and “New Phone (Who Dis)” Rapper Cakes da Killa gives a rousing performance of “Talkin’ Greezy” and “New Phone (Who Dis).”

Cakes Da Killa

“Talkin’ Greezy” and “New Phone (Who Dis)”

Rapper Cakes da Killa gives a rousing performance of “Talkin’ Greezy” and “New Phone (Who Dis).”

Joanna Ebenstein Death like you've never seen it before Artist and museum curator Joanna Ebenstein explores the ways death is celebrated around the world.

Joanna Ebenstein

Death like you've never seen it before

Artist and museum curator Joanna Ebenstein explores the ways death is celebrated around the world.

Jo Firestone Everyone is terrible Comedian Jo Firestone breaks down who's terrible, who's truly evil, who is genuinely good, and why it's all okay.

Jo Firestone

Everyone is terrible

Comedian Jo Firestone breaks down who's terrible, who's truly evil, who is genuinely good, and why it's all okay.

Yale Fox Home renters are powerless. Here’s how to fix that Between roaches, rats, and unfit landlords, few New Yorkers have control over the conditions of the apartments they pay exorbitant rates for. Housing advocate Yale Fox proposes a solution.

Yale Fox

Home renters are powerless. Here’s how to fix that

Between roaches, rats, and unfit landlords, few New Yorkers have control over the conditions of the apartments they pay exorbitant rates for. Housing advocate Yale Fox proposes a solution.

Adam Galinsky How to speak up when you feel like you can’t Business psychologist Adam Galinsky shows research and shares helpful tips on how to find your voice when it matters most.  Featured on TED.com

Adam Galinsky

How to speak up when you feel like you can’t

Business psychologist Adam Galinsky shows research and shares helpful tips on how to find your voice when it matters most. 
Featured on TED.com

Chris Jackson What multiculturalism can do for everyone What happens when the stories we read share only one culture or worldview? Editor Chris Jackson shares five reasons why we need multicultural literature.

Chris Jackson

What multiculturalism can do for everyone

What happens when the stories we read share only one culture or worldview? Editor Chris Jackson shares five reasons why we need multicultural literature.

Kristin Lee & Matthew Lipman A conversation without words you have to hear A sweeping, wordless conversation between violist Matthew Lipman and violinist Kristin Lee, from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Kristin Lee & Matthew Lipman

A conversation without words you have to hear

A sweeping, wordless conversation between violist Matthew Lipman and violinist Kristin Lee, from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Mark S. Luckie So we’re woke...now what? Digital strategist Mark S. Luckie makes a strong call to action, reminding us that activism can come in many forms.

Mark S. Luckie

So we’re woke...now what?

Digital strategist Mark S. Luckie makes a strong call to action, reminding us that activism can come in many forms.

Nkosi Nkululeko "Ali" / "Old World Comfort" / "Of Headless Kings" Nkosi Nkululeko is New York City's 2016 youth poet laureate and the author of "Sharp-Edged Vernacular" and "How It Sounded to Squish a Cockroach."

Nkosi Nkululeko

"Ali" / "Old World Comfort" / "Of Headless Kings"

Nkosi Nkululeko is New York City's 2016 youth poet laureate and the author of "Sharp-Edged Vernacular" and "How It Sounded to Squish a Cockroach."

Youngna Park How we make screen time for kids beautiful and meaningful Youngna Park, TinyBop’s head of product, shows the design principles behind captivating apps for kids to play with—and learn from.

Youngna Park

How we make screen time for kids beautiful and meaningful

Youngna Park, TinyBop’s head of product, shows the design principles behind captivating apps for kids to play with—and learn from.

Philip Pettit How do you know if you're truly free? Most of us can generally agree that freedom is an ideal, says philosopher Philip Pettit. But how do we actually define it?

Philip Pettit

How do you know if you're truly free?

Most of us can generally agree that freedom is an ideal, says philosopher Philip Pettit. But how do we actually define it?

Stephanie Spellers The revolutionary art of listening We’ve stopped listening to one another—truly, deeply listening to the words coming from those we don’t agree with, says Episcopal priest Stephanie Spellers. She shows us how to get our skills back.

Stephanie Spellers

The revolutionary art of listening

We’ve stopped listening to one another—truly, deeply listening to the words coming from those we don’t agree with, says Episcopal priest Stephanie Spellers. She shows us how to get our skills back.

 

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