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TED | Thordis Elva & Tom Stanger: Our Story of Rape and Reconciliation

February 7, 2017


[This talk contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual violence Viewer discretion is advised] 0:15 Tom Stranger: In 1996, when I was 18 years old, I had the golden opportunity to go on an international exchange program. Ironically I’m an Australian who prefers proper icy cold weather, so I was both excited and tearful when […]

TED | Robb Willer: How To Have Better Political Conversations

February 7, 2017


So you probably have the sense, as most people do, that polarization is getting worse in our country, that the divide between the left and the right is as bad as it’s been in really any of our lifetimes. But you might also reasonably wonder if research backs up your intuition. And in a nutshell, […]

TED | Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

March 22, 2015


  0:11 You’re looking at a woman who was publicly silent for a decade. Obviously, that’s changed, but only recently. 0:22 It was several months ago that I gave my very first major public talk at the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit: 1,500 brilliant people, all under the age of 30. That meant that in […]

The Gay Christian Network Conference, 2015 | Reflections & Open Letter

January 11, 2015


This last weekend I attended the Gay Christian Network (GCN) Conference. It was my first time attending anything associated with GCN. I was one of the ~600 brand new attendees as the conference has grown from ~700 in 2014 to ~1300 in 2015. Below I will offer my thoughts, reflections, and commentary. I will close this post […]

TED | Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

September 12, 2014


On November 5th, 1990, a man named El-Sayyid Nosair walked into a hotel in Manhattan and assassinated Rabbi Meir Kahane, the leader of the Jewish Defense League. Nosair was initially found not guilty of the murder, but while serving time on lesser charges, he and other men began planning attacks on a dozen New York […]