Congratulations to Scilla Elworthy, whose talk on “Fighting with nonviolence” has now been watched more than 1 million times 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 nonviolence works, she evokes historical heroes — Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela — and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests.”
Subtitles are available in 31 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Persian, several Far East and Southeast Asian, and many European languages.
Also, at the time of writing,
- Karima Bennoune’s talk on “When people of Muslim heritage challenge fundamentalism” has been watched 1,279,000 times, with subtitles available in 23 languages
- Harry Baker’s “A love poem for lonely prime numbers” 785,000 times, with subtitles in 9 languages [how do they do that?!]
- and Bandi Mbubi’s impassioned plea to “Demand a fair trade cell phone” 520,000 times, with subtitles in 28 languages.
The videos of the talks at TEDxExeter are just being finalised before being uploaded. We hope they’ll be available in about a week.