Finding Humanity in Terrorism

On October 22, 2015, some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and change-makers joined together onstage at TEDxToronto in Koerner Hall to deliver powerful talks and performances that embodied our theme, Thresholds. J. Paul Nadeau was one of them and closed the amazing day off with a talk about humanity.

There is no “humanity” in terrorism, as J. Paul explains in his talk, but we can find humanity in the midst of terrorism and each do our part in the fight against terrorism. Here is your call to action: watch the talk, and live the walk. J. Paul will challenge you to think differently and his talk will inspire you. Feel free to like the talk and leave comments.

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About J. Paul Nadeau: Paul is a retired and decorated Police Detective, Hostage Negotiator, International Peace Keeper and professional interrogator.

Today, he is the proud father of two incredible adult daughters, lectures independently, and provides live on-screen consultation to several major news networks as a hostage expert. He recently completed his premier book “Hostage to Myself,” a book dedicated to helping those who have become hostaged to thoughts and beliefs that prevent them from living and enjoying the life they deserve.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at