This program takes a deep dive into the lives of the men and women who have returned to the United States from war zones since 9/11, examining the lives of veterans who return from service and whose lives may never be the same again. What role does journalism and photojournalism play in war? How do veterans benefit from the latest technology and what is the role of women in war? Using TED Talks, short films, storytelling and music we’ll also meet the peacemakers, the advocates of human rights, the anti-violence campaigners who are working hard to create a better world.

Featuring talks from:
Adam Driver, Marine Corps veteran & Emmy-nominated actor
Hector Garcia, clinical psychologist, expert on PTSD & author of Alpha God
Sebastian Junger, journalist, best-selling author & Oscar nominee for Restrepo
Simon Sinek, ethnographer & leadership expert
Samantha Nutt, humanitarian & founder of War Child Canada
Christianne Boudreau, speaker & activist
Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize winning poet
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, journalist
Jamila Raqib, peace activist

Also featuring:
A performance by singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Pulitzer-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa.

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE in New York, a six-night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall. TED TALKS LIVE will feature three programs, each hosted by best-selling author, comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston. Speakers will share ideas in quick, powerful talks—18 minutes or less, TED’s signature format.

TED Talks Live is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting


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