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18/07/2010

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 18 July 2010

A special edition of the Forum this week:we move to the city of Oxford and mingle with some of the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers as we become part of a conference organised by TED, the international ideas organisation. In the company of three exceptional guests, we ask the thrilling question of how to bring about real change in the world - now - in attitudes, in politics and in the environment. One of the world's leading cyber activists, Ethan Zuckerman looks at how to harness the tremendous power of social media to create meaningful change, the renowned Swedish environmentalist and champion of resilience thinking, Johan Rockstrom delves into the surprisingly unpredictable nature of change and shows how understanding this can help save the world's ecosystems, and the Iranian-American comedy star Maz Jobrani shares with us his insights on how humour can change the world .

Using social media and humour to create big changes and tackle global warming. Illustration by Emily Kasriel.

  • Ethan Zuckerman

    Ethan Zuckerman

    One of the world's leading cyber activists, Ethan Zuckerman looks at how to harness the tremendous power of social media to create meaningful change.

    Photograph courtesy Robert Leslie/TED

  • Johan Rockstrom

    Johan Rockstrom

    Swedish environmentalist and champion of resilience thinking, Johan Rockstrom shows how understanding the surprisingly unpredictable nature of change can help save the world's ecosystems.

    Photograph courtesy Robert Leslie/TED

  • Maz Jobrani

    Maz Jobrani

    Iranian-American comedy star Maz Jobrani shares with us his insights on how humour can change the world.

    Photograph courtesy James Duncan Davidson/TED

  • A special recording of The Forum at the TED Global conference.

    A special recording of The Forum at the TED Global conference.

    A special recording of The Forum at the TED Global conference, Oxford Playhouse in Oxford.
    Seated, Ethan Zuckerman, Maz Jobrani, Johan Rockstrom and Bridget Kendall.

    Photograph courtesy James Duncan Davidson/TED

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