Natalie Bridgeman Fields '99 founded Accountability Counsel to support the environmental and human rights of communities harmed by internationally financed development projects.

At TEDxCornellU, November 17, 2013, Fields presents three insights used in her work--people in power aren't always the most informed, the rules of the game matter, and organizing can level the playing field--and how these insights can and do change the world.

The Center for Transformative Action is proud to have organized this TEDx event, which celebrated the many ways in which knowledge is put to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability, and social well-being. Co-sponsored by Entrepreneurship@Cornell; Cornell's Engaged Learning + Research; Cornell's College of Architecture, Art and Planning; the Johnson School of Management's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute; the Iscol Family Program for Leadership in Public Service; Cornell's Global Health Program and departments of Government, Development Sociology, and Art; the Alternatives Federal Credit Union; and GreenStar Cooperative Market.