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TEDxMacquarieUniversity - David Christian - The Stages in Big History

David Christian was born in New York, lived as a child in Nigeria, and went to school and University in England. He gained a doctorate in Russian history and came to Macquarie University to teach Russian and Soviet History. Since 1989 David has also taught a large first year course on 'big history.' The course surveys the history of everything, beginning with the big bang, continuing with the history of the earth and life on earth, and ending with a survey of the history of our species. It offers a cosmological perspective on human history. David is currently engaged in constructing a free on-line course on big history for high school students.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn 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. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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