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TEDtalks Salon 2009 Compassion : Robert Wright: The evolution of compassion

By Robert Wright

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Book Id: WPLBN0002827122
Format Type: Video (Educational Video)
File Size: Streaming
Reproduction Date: 2008 October

Title: TEDtalks Salon 2009 Compassion : Robert Wright: The evolution of compassion  
Author: Robert Wright
Language: English
Subject: Interviews, Philosophy, Biography
Collections: Educational Videos, TEDtalks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Salon 2009 Compassion
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Publisher: TEDtalks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference
Member Page: TedTalks


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The two annual TED conferences, in Long Beach/Palm Springs and Edinburgh, Scotland, bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). TED Talks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker ideas worth spreading, talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. Indeed, the reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TED Talks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices.

TED also hosts events around the globe. TEDIndia was held in November 2009 in Mysore, India, celebrating and exploring the beckoning future of South Asia. TEDWomen was held in December 2010 in Washington, DC, asking the question: How are women and girls reshaping the future? TED also hosts smaller events around the globe, including many TED Salons, evening-length events with speakers and performers.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.


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