Last night in the TED office: War Stories

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War isn’t easy to talk about. TED’s Juliet Blake knows this first-hand — she is the daughter of German Jews who never spoke about the war that wiped out so many members of their family. And yet, that devastation is exactly why it is so important to have conversations about the worst of human experiences. Over the years, Blake — executive producer of PBS’s TED Talks Education (TED’s first TV special) and producer of the upcoming film The Hundred-Foot Journey (alongside Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey) — has come to recognize the importance of journalists, documentarians and peacekeepers who bring stories from war-torn localities out to the world. This is why she chose to host a session in the TED office last night, dedicated to “War Stories.”

The evening began with Wes Moore, author of the best-selling book The Other Wes Moore. Moore is also a veteran — he…

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