TED Talks

Facilitators: Georgia Locker, 482-4875, glocker@outlook.com & Marcia Patton-Mallory, 222-0513, mpattonmallory@gmail.com Dates: Mondays, March 18 - May 6, 2019 Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Text: None Presentations: Volunteers

Objectives: TED Talks are short videos that give perspectives from people of all backgrounds who have demonstrated thoughtful, inspiring and/or compelling messages on a wide range of social, economic, scientific, technological and environmental issues. We selected eight topics with associated TED Talk presentations that participants will view and discuss during each week’s session. Viewing prior to the class is encouraged, and participants in the class will select one of the chosen TED Talks to facilitate discussion on one day during the 8-week session.

Class Material: All talks are available on the internet at TED.com

Examples of topics we plan to include: Unconscious Bias and Science, Microbes and the Ocean, China and the Internet, International Relations: China and the U.S., Technology and Privacy, Advances in Genomics, Affordable Home Energy, North Korea and Domestic Workers.