This is why we need to expand our engagement with the rest of the world, just as the vision of the Peace Corps demands. We must deepen our commitment to diversity and service; we must strengthen our commitment to education; and we must elect leaders who demand that we aim to meet these goals, not ones who deride them.
As the founder of a nonprofit that works in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, I've come to know this reality. The core of our mission is to work in communities that are most in need, communities that are confronted with crises so frequently that they grow to be commonplace--malnutrition, unemployment, and lack of educational opportunities, to name a few.
The fact that the world's governments are even able to meet in New York is thanks to modern air transport. However, providing safe, efficient and reliable air service does not just help diplomats reach UN headquarters. Aviation plays a more fundamental role in helping to support development around the world.