Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen


Dans le cadre de TED

TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is an annual conference held in Monterey, California and recently, semi-annually in other cities around the world. TED describes itself as a “group of remarkable people that gather to exchange ideas of incalculable value”. Its lectures cover a broad set of topics including science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and more. The speakers themselves are from a wide variety of communities and disciplines and have included such people as former US president Bill Clinton, nobel laureate James D. Watson, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The TED Conference also has a companion conference, TED Global, held in varying locations.

Vous pouvez visionner gratuitement TOUTES les presentations sur leur site.

C’est bizarre à dire… mais cette présentation stastitique de 20 minutes est époustouflante et inspirante. Imaginez avoir ce prof à l’école.

Hans Rosling (b.1948 in Uppsala, Sweden) is Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet and Director of Gapminder Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden. From 1967 to 1974 he studied statistics and medicine at Uppsala University, and in 1972 he studied public health at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore. He became a licenced physician in 1976 and from 1979 to 1981 he served as District Medical Officer in Nacala in northern Mozambique.

His research has also focused on other links between economic development, agriculture, poverty and health in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has been health adviser to WHO, UNICEF and several aid agencies. In 1993 he co-founded Médecins sans frontières in Sweden…


3 Responses to Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen

  1. Simon-Pierre says:

    J’ai adoré ce vidéo.
    J’adore la façon de présenter les données.
    D’écouter parler ce professeur me rappelle vivement mon été en Suède et mes amis suédois.

    Pour le fond : Je suis un optimiste de nature et je suis optimiste quant à l’avenir du monde. Ce vidéo vient me conforter en quelque sorte dans cette idée. Du moins sur le plan économique et social. L’environnement me stresse toujours…

  2. Dave says:

    Ils sont plaisants les profs suédois quand ils s’enflamment…

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