Businesses and governments around the world are beginning to come to terms with the new reality of the post-financial crisis era. In response to the excesses leading to the crisis, today there is a primary emphasis on constraints, not growth—e.g., reductions in government spending, postponed corporate expansion, stagnant or declining hiring, and slowing growth in the Far East coupled with little growth in the EU and US. At the same time, there is a critical need to unleash growth, to leverage emerging trends in technology, market needs, and society to expand enterprise and economic opportunity. Success in breaking through to a new wave of growth and prosperity will depend increasingly on human and social capital. In turn, a new, global burst of innovation and entrepreneurship will require a deep pool of highly skilled, creative, inclusive, risk taking individuals and communities.
The Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the Diplomatic Courier invites you the Closing Ceremony of the ALI Young Women Capstone Presentations.
Should your birthplace determine your future? At the Diplomatic Courier and Ubuntu Education Fund, we know it should not, but we see that too often it does. The poor tend to stay poor. In the townships of South Africa where Ubuntu works, as well as in many places around the world, too many eager, intelligent children have no opportunity to go to school, to dream great dreams, and to work towards them. We all need roots to grow, but human beings are not trees: our roots should strengthen us, not hold us down. The children of the townships of South Africa play under the same sun as the children in the penthouses of Park Avenue. Children everywhere deserve the same chances, and opportunities to learn and grow. And if they get those chances, they are likely to succeed.
The Diplomatic Courier and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) partner to reveal “Broken Lives,” a poignant collection of refugee images by world renowned conflict Photographer and Cameraman Sebastian Rich, at the National Press Club.
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