In defense of dialogue

In politics, it seems counter-intuitive to engage in dialogue with violent groups, with radicals and terrorists, and with the states that support them. But Jonas Gahr Støre, the former foreign minister of Norway, makes a compelling case for open discussion, even when values diverge, in an attempt to build greater security for all.

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About Jonas Gahr Støre 

Jonas Gahr Støre is a Norwegian politician representing the Labour Party and since 21 September 2012 serving as the Minister of Health and Care Services. He was appointed to Stoltenberg’s Second Cabinet on 17 October 2005, serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

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