Create and share a new lesson based on this one.

About TED Talk Lessons

TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. Do you have an idea for a lesson? Create it now using any video from YouTube »

Meet The Creators

  • Speaker Stephen Coleman


Additional Resources for you to Explore
Stephen Coleman studies applied ethics, particularly the ethics of military and police force, and their application to human rights. Ethics are the moral principles governing behavior. In this article, philosopher and social critic Bertrand Russell analyzes the ethics of war. The New York Times has a column devoted to ethics called "The Ethicist." Find out more about the U.S. Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program. The powerful, crucial talks in the TED playlist "War stories" come from soldiers, politicians, journalists and others who've seen the reality of war firsthand.