Have you ever seen a course on how to be a better listener? If not, why not? In this talk Zahra Latif makes the case for why listening is a tool for transformation, drawing on her experience working through conflict with communities in the UK. In a global context seemingly ridden with friction and opposition Zahra explains how listening is an essential tool in fostering harmony in the face of diversity.
Zahra Latif is studying to be a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Her experiences include using storytelling to work through conflict in communities, working on human rights in Bangladesh, advising universities and colleges on interfaith and conflict management, campaigning for minority groups’ rights and facilitating young people’s political engagement. She strives to enable understanding across difference and to create positive social impact. She’s not afraid to get stuck in, including once dancing the robot on stage in a hall full of British ambassadors.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx