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Davos 2014

Davos Pedagogy

Markus Giesler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

To solve some of the world's most pressing issues, it's not enough to admonish consumers to adopt a more ethical identity. Davos leaders must actively enable it. Otherwise, the state of the world will not improve.

Bill Gates, Goldie Hawn Discuss The Importance Of Thriving At 2014's World Economic Forum

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business

The World Economic Forum at Davos last year tackled some complicated issues like climate change and youth unemployment. But many attendees concluded t...

Top Ideas On Climate Change From 2014's Davos

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business

As Ian Goldin of the Oxford Martin Commission pointed out last year, it's a bit ironic to discuss climate change at Davos, a remote location in Switze...

2014 World Economic Forum Called For A Solution To Youth Unemployment Problem

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business

As we gear up for this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, we're looking back at some of the biggest issues talked about at last year's conference. ...

How Can We Take Science Out of its Ivory Tower?

Javier Garcia-Martinez | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Javier Garcia-Martinez

Today's science is more beautiful, more subtle, but also more difficult to explain. This poses challenges for how today's scientists collaborate.

How Can We Balance the Risks and Rewards of New Technologies?

Andrew Maynard | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Andrew Maynard

While scientists and engineers are masters at demonstrating what is technologically possible, it is society that ultimately decides which technologies succeed and which do not.

Moving the Needle on Youth Development

Bill Reese | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

I've been heartened by what I see as some real progress on one of our toughest problems: global youth employment.

The Drugs Dilemma at World Economic Forum 2014: Right for Another Reason

Terence Steinberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Terence Steinberg

There is a new front in the war on drugs that went unmentioned during the session but is increasingly relevant. As the world has moved online, so has the drug trade.

Leaning In, in Houses of Prayer

Pro Journo | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Pro Journo

By Patricia Nilsson, BA Student at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London Women are structurally underrepresented and of...

Individualism or the Common Good? We Need Both

Brian Gallagher | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Brian Gallagher

Individualism is clearly important. Achieving the American dream has always been rooted in hard work and individual attainment. Upward mobility and long-term prosperity requires each of us to take ownership of our success.

A Plan for Tackling Inequality: What's Needed Now

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Winnie Byanyima

Each nation and region has its own circumstances, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But we know that in countries which have successfully reduced inequality, progressive taxation has been an important tool, enabling governments to invest in good quality health care and education for their poorest citizens.

Higher Education Gets Another Online Challenger, as WEF Launches Its Own Web Courses

Pro Journo | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Pro Journo

While apprenticeships are one alternative to traditional schooling, online courses are potentially transformative for the higher education industry. In fact, the arrival of free online courses has already forced universities to re-evaluate their own models.

Impact Enterprise: A Charter for Investment Banks?

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

How do we amplify the reach of impact ventures? Given that all good intentions require funding, the question may well be rephrased as: How do we turbo-charge the allocation of funds to impact causes? I believe one of the answers is to co-opt investment bankers.

Masque of the Red Death

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Combating anti-gay persecution overseas requires that we confront the right-wingers in our own country who do so much to fuel it.

Leadership Qualities That Matter the Most: Lessons from Davos 2014

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

A small handful of must-have qualities always rise to the surface: empathy, judgment, self-awareness, adaptability, integrity, passion, courage and resilience.

Equalizing the Unequal at DAVOS

Anne Githuku-Shongwe | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Anne Githuku-Shongwe

The cold and falling snow outside made sure that we all walked briskly to and from the Congress Centre determined to keep our bodies and brains warm with all that great and passionate sharing and exchange of ideas. Nice!

Transcending the Tension Between Climate Change and Inequality

John Fullerton | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
John Fullerton

The tension can be simplified into a question: Is inequality more important or is climate change more important?

May the Force Be With You: Converging Innovations Will Empower Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

Chuck Slaughter | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Chuck Slaughter

What's happening in the bustling slums and remote villages of the developing world is this: a riveting convergence of microfinance, direct selling, mobile technology and social media that has the power to bring the work of local entrepreneurs to new heights.

What Rouhani Didn't Say in Davos

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

His words describing the situation of Syrian refugees and all the aid and support Iran was giving them almost brought tears to people's eyes. What he failed to say was that these millions of refugees were forced to leave their homes because of Tehran's stance.

Davos: Delight Over the Recovery, Fear for the Bigger Picture

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Don Tapscott

There was consensus that a new technology revolution is bringing some tectonic changes. The downside is something, new -- an era of permanent structural unemployment.

Punched in the Face: A New Leadership Contract Emerges

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Valerie Keller

A new leadership contract is emerging: an implicit agreement between CEOs and stakeholders to ensure long-term, sustainable value creation and legitimacy.

Value of Dignity in Refugee Camps

Runa Khan | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Runa Khan

In 2012 when the refugees from nearby Azad Kashmir entered Malakand, a city South of Peshawar in the northwest of Pakistan, the sight was totally hear...

WTO Back on the Agenda at Davos

Roberto Azevêdo | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Roberto Azevêdo

I returned from Davos motivated by the expectations about the post-Bali process and encouraged by the support that I received from everyone to advance the negotiations. Davos has confirmed my view that the world economy needs, and is eager to have, a WTO which is operating at full steam.

This Is What Happens When You Come Home To America And Your Name Is Ahmed

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

It's not easy coming back home to America when your name is Ahmed. I want to look forward to returning home from a trip abroad, but thanks to my name or as the TSA officer put it -- my "profile" -- I've come to dread it.

A Leap of Faith: Confessions From Davos

Jim Wallis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Jim Wallis

"The transformation of the world, which many of us long to see, requires the changing of frameworks, ethics, and, most of all, our decisions; and that will not happen without taking risks, a true leap of faith."