OCENET Tip Sheet #7


TEDx talks


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world (*excerpted from TED website)

Everything you always wanted to know about culture | Saba Safdar | TEDxGuelphU Published on Dec 30, 2012: SABA F. SAFDAR is an Iranian-born Canadian-educated Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She moved to Canada in the 1980s after the Islamic revolution in Iran. She completed her undergraduate honours degree at McMaster University in Hamilton and her MA and PhD at York University in Toronto.

A cross culture and communication specialist: Isabelle Min at TEDxItaewon Published on Jun 18, 2012: She is a cross culture and communication specialist, an associate professor at Sungkyun Kwan University, CEO of TCK. At TCK institute, she combines her cross cultural upbringing with 25 year career that includes marketing, broadcasting, public relations, training, writing, simultaneous interpreting and coaching. She spent her formative years living in five continents and speaks five languages.

Cross cultural communication | Pellegrino Riccardi | TEDxBergen Published on Oct 21, 2014: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Pellegrino, being a cross cultural expert, he is sharing with us his personal and professional experience about how very different cultures can successfully coexist next to each other. Is it difficult to live in Norway, being an expat? Do you know how to establish the mutual understanding between Italian and Norwegian?

International Education and the Promotion of Intercultural Understanding: Mary Hayden at TEDxBathUniversity Published on Mar 28, 2013: Dr Mary Hayden is Director of the Centre for the study of Education in an International Context (CEIC) and Head of the Department of Education at the University of Bath, where her teaching, publishing and research supervision focus particularly on international schools and international education.

The World Citizenship Project: Carlo Strenger at TEDxJaffa Published on Sep 28, 2012: In his TEDxJaffa talk, Carlo discusses his process of leaving a religious community as a child and discovering a broader "tribe" of world citizens. Stressing open world views over closed world views, Carlo discusses the important work of the World Citizenship Project and the mission of the New Cosmopolitans.

*N.B. All overviews are taken from TEDx talk descriptions accompanying each video.

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