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About the talk:

Andy Williams is the director of the British Council in Poland. Over the past 20 years, his work in international cultural relations has taken him from London to Gdańsk to Damascus and from Bangkok to Baku. Over this time, the ease of access to technological tools for organisation as well as "now" communication means that everyone can be an international activist. What's more, we have shaped our tools to allow us to organise in a global world and our tools are now shaping us. Generation Y is more connected than any other generation before it; young people demand instant gratification and have high expectations, but they are also more committed to building community. How will governments, corporations, institutions like the British Council (and you) respond to this "new normal"?

Recorded during: TEDxKraków 2011

About the speaker:

…has worked in international cultural relations for over 20 years. Access to modern technological tools for organisation and “now” communication means that everyone is an international activist. How will governments and corporations respond?

Original subtitles: Jerzy Paź (reviewed by Krystian Aparta)

Translated by: Kinga Skorupska (reviewed by Krystian Aparta)

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