“I’ve always thought that security is a precondition for peace and justice,” says Ingrid de Beer, co-organiser of TEDxHagueAcademy.
Speakers’ coach Deborah Abrahams is busy having her first sessions with the speakers for TEDxHagueAcademySalon Secure Societies. At this stage that mainly means long-distance Skype and phone calls from her office in Amsterdam. “It’s great now I’m talking to the speakers,” she says. “Finally it all starts to seem real.”
Ever thought of getting a tattoo? How about getting tattooed with a single letter from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – along with 6772 other people? You’d be part of an art project that asks you to reserve ‘One centimetre of your skin for human rights’. At TEDxHagueAcademySalon on 19 March there’s a chance to hear more about the project from the artist who conceived it, Sander van Bussel.
Andro Vos is a man who believes in following your dream – a valuable mindset if you specialise in innovation. On his watch as a programme director, the world-renowned Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has pioneered new technologies for crime scene investigation using techniques ranging from virtual reality to heart rate monitoring.
The Speakers for TEDxHagueAcademy are now in the Netherlands and intensively rehearsing and preparing or their talks on Monday 9 September.
Faisal Attrache, Syrian-American documentary filmmaker, will be speaking about his ongoing documentary project from Zataari Refugee Camp in Jordan.
Human and sexual rights activist Vithika Yadav explains why her talk on “Stop sexual violence in India – talk about sex” is so important for India.