Watch Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV
Filmed at New York's The Town Hall theater and hosted by best-selling author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, TED Talks: War & Peace explores the impact of war through the eyes of those who have experienced its every aspect: soldiers, journalists, doctors, mothers and more. Featuring thought-provoking ideas, short films and a special musical performance by Rufus Wainwright, TED Talks: War & Peace explores the complex issues surrounding conflict and how we can build a better future without it. The second in a series of three TED Talks television specials slated for 2016, TED Talks: War & Peace premieres Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV.
Featured speakers and performers include:
- Former Marine-turned-actor Adam Driver shares how the world of theater recreated the camaraderie he missed after the military, and how drama can be used to help returning veterans transition to civilian life;
- Journalist Sebastian Junger believes that the prevalence of PTSD may have more to do with the angry and fractured America that vets come home to than their actual combat experiences;
- Jamila Raqib promotes effective strategies of non-violent protest to people living under tyranny and shares encouraging examples of successful change around the world;
- Humanitarian Samantha Nutt has been to some of the most war-torn places on earth and draws parallels between conflict zones in the world’s poorest nations and the proliferation of cheap automatic weapons and small arms; and
- Christianne Boudreau conveys the emotional story of her son’s conversion to radical Islam and subsequent death while fighting for ISIS in Syria.