Innovative approaches to education are discussed by such speakers as Anna Deavere Smith and Sal Khan. Also: the school-to-prison pipeline; the impact of micromanaging kids; and how to help struggling students become scholars.
The impact of war is discussed by former Marine-turned-actor Adam Driver; journalist Sebastian Junger; Albert Einstein Institution executive director Jamila Raqib; humanitarian Samantha Nutt; and Christianne Boudreau, whose son died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Also: a performance by Rufus Wainwright; and the films "Talk of War," about military families; "All Roads Point Home," about Maj. Gen. Linda Singh of the Maryland National Guard; and "Bionic Soldier," about biotechnology and wounded vets.
Speaker events from a 2015 Manhattan TED gathering. Included: Pixar's director of photography Danielle Feinberg; genomics expert Juan Enriquez; cancer researcher Paula Hammond; artist Zaria Forman; and Radiolab director of research Latif Nasser. Also: three short films, including "Bridge to the Future," "Our Place in Space" and "The Rapture."