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Video: TEDxExeter: How Open Borders Make Us Safe

Identifying a dangerous isolationist trend behind the election of President Donald Trump in the US and the Brexit vote in the UK, Andrew Solomon makes a passionate case for the personal and political benefits of travel. He argues that discovering other countries is the best way of finding ourselves, while ignorance of other cultures gives rise to fear, suspicion and war.

Speakers at TEDxExeter 2017 explored ideas of hope, to challenge us and encourage us to keep moving forward to create a better world. To sample the full playlist of presentations from TEDxExeter 2017, please visit the TEDx Talks YouTube channel.