Did the global response to 9/11 make us safer?
Benedetta Berti explains how building a safer world has a lot less to do with crushing enemies on the battlefield and a lot more to do with protecting civilians—no matter where they live.
What we don’t know about Europe’s Muslim kids
As the child of an Afghan mother and Pakistani father raised in Norway, Deeyah Khan knows what it’s like to be a young person stuck between your community and your country. In this talk, the filmmaker unearths the rejection and isolation felt by many Muslim kids growing up in the West—and the deadly consequences of not embracing our youth before extremist groups do.
A Navy Admiral’s thoughts on global security
Imagine global security driven by collaboration—among agencies, government, the private sector and the public. That’s not just the distant hope of open-source fans, it’s the vision of James Stavridis, a US Navy Admiral. Stavridis shares vivid moments from recent military history to explain why security of the future should be built with bridges rather than walls.
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