Scilla Elworthy’s talk from TEDxExeter 2012 on “Fighting with non-violence” has been published on TED.com:
How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes — Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela — and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests.
The talk has also been added to the TED playlist “The road to peace”. This is brilliant news, as it means it will be seen by thousands more people. You can watch it here. And don’t forget, the other TEDxExeter 2012 talks are available on this site and on the TEDx Youtube channel.