TEDx at Kakuma Camp

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The first ever TEDx event held at a refugee camp was broadcast around the world on June 9, 2018. The event featured refugees, artists, and international experts on refugee issues, including Arithmetic of Compassion contributor Paul Slovic. 

Professor Slovic's talk, titled "The More Who Die, the Less We Care: Confronting Genocide and the Numbing Arithmetic of Compassion," discussed the psychological biases that prevent us from scaling our empathy when confronted with mass suffering.

You can watch Professor's Slovic talk here.

A transcript of Professor Slovic's talk is available here.

You can watch the full event here.

A photo gallery of the event is available here.

The photograph of refugees at Kakuma Camp pictured above is by UNESCO, CC BY-SA 3.0.