TEDxJaffa - on the theme 'Desire to know The Other' - will take place on September 7, 2011 at the East West House in the heart of Jaffa, an ancient port city, believed to be one of the oldest in the world, which was incorporated with Tel Aviv in 1950, creating the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.
Bringing together a diverse group of speakers who will address the event's theme from a multiplicity of angles, TEDxJaffa aims to give voice to exceptional, outward-focused individuals and create an evening of uncommon inspiration.
With speakers including a doctor of neuropsychology talking about brain mechanisms that enable empathy, a grassroots community organizer bringing Israelis across the Green Line for encounters with their Palestinian peers, founder of an interfaith encounter association that uses faith as the starting point for cross-cultural dialogue and a diplomat speaking about knowing The Other via the framework of diplomacy, among many others, the evening's program is sure to stimulate ideas worth spreading – and we invite you to join us.
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