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Taking Our Seat: The Bahamas On the World Stage

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Rolle

The absence of the Bahamas at this year's forum illustrates that we as a people need to hold the proverbial flame just a little bit closer to the seats of the people that were elected to represent us on a regional and international scale.

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.

Lack of Women at Davos Reflects the Gender Gap in Global Leadership

Christine Horansky | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Christine Horansky

Yes, we need more women in Davos. But the bigger picture in gender equality is that we need more women in every facet of public leadership, from corporate boardrooms to the halls of parliament to the airwaves of mass media.

The Solution to Youth Unemployment Lies With Young People Themselves

Maria Fanjul | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Maria Fanjul

Many of the young people affected worry that when the economy eventually recovers, companies will turn straight to new graduates and bypass them, however talented they may be.

Youth, Digital Infrastructure and the Future Success of Mongolia

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Giovanna Mingarelli

It was my last night in the capital city of Ulanbaataar (UB) during my first visit to Mongolia. I had spent an evening at a private reception generous...

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Student Reporter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Student Reporter

By Leah Davidson, BSc Student at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania "Innovation is following your instincts." "Innovation is pushin...

The F-Word [Failure] Comes to the World Economic Forum

Student Reporter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Student Reporter

By Adam Byrnes, MBA/MS candidate at Erb Institute, University of Michigan DALIAN, China - Let's face it, failure sucks. Failing is neither particul...

Want Social Change? Make Politics Part of the Equation

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

When planning our work, political context is often relegated to the column of uncontrollable variables. Our communities need smart, honest and principled politicians, but are millennials up for the challenge?

The Israeli in the Middle (East)

Narkis Alon | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Narkis Alon

I am shouting this statement for the entire world to hear: It is so bizarre to be declared the enemy of someone you have never met, just because of where he was born.

Shaping the Future of Civic Engagement at the White House

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Giovanna Mingarelli

I was recently invited to attend a briefing on values and leadership at the White House in Washington, D.C. It was graciously convened by President Obama's Office of Public Engagement and the D.C. Global Shapers.

Feeling Down? 6 Uplifting Perspectives To Reshape Your Day

Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

How Games Shape Our World: Wolfenstein 3D to 2013

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Giovanna Mingarelli

With billions of hours spent playing them, and built-in patterns designed to keep people hooked, will games have a positive or negative influence on the world? I think it all depends on what kinds of games we choose to play.

Your Natural Task Force

Narkis Alon | Posted 04.09.2013 | World
Narkis Alon

One of the world's ways of changing is through us -- the people, and with our actions, we are choosing what I like to call our "task force" in this world.

Turning a Davos Moment Into Momentum

Sarah Noble | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Sarah Noble

My Davos moment that I hope turns into a momentum is about the importance of empowering girls and women in order to improve the state of the world.

Why Non-Profits Can't Escape From Social Networks?

Nhat Vuong | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Nhat Vuong

Are you running a non-profit? Are you working for a charity? Are you volunteering for an NGO? Maybe you can learn something from this article.

Davos 2013: Resilience as a 21st Century Imperative

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Arianna Huffington

The weather here in Davos is crisp and snowy, but the global outlook heading into the 43rd World Economic Forum is decidedly more overcast. I'm looking forward to a week of discussions about how to meet the challenges we face.

Youth: An Untapped Source of Resilience

Sarah Noble | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Sarah Noble

Despite the fact that young people's needs and concerns are often shaped by the context they live in, there are global issues that are common problems around the world: employment, the desire to be included and recognized and make their voices heard.

Do Social Networks Save Your Life?

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

We all know the role that social networks play in the decentralization and the transmission of information and in particular, societal events, illustr...

Challenging Silicon Valley's Innovation Hegemony

Rajeev Mantri | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Rajeev Mantri

The scientists and engineers who went to America might not all have founded technology companies, but through their work at private research labs, government research institutions, universities and startups, laid the foundations for America's technological prowess.

Can We Combine Technology, Economic Savings and Social Networks?

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 03.03.2013 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

Can we use social media to play a role in mobilizing consumers and achieving energy savings?

Shattered Dreams of Times Square: Brave Young Africans and the Salafists

Birama Konare | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Birama Konare

The youth also dream of joyful crowds, confetti, Frank Sinatra, "New York, New York"... celebrating New Year's Eve, carefree, with a bunch of friends, a glass of champagne in one hand, dancing and saying, "Happy New Year." Why should this privilege only be reserved to the West?

Will Malala's Heroism Turn The Tide For Women And Girls?

Christine Horansky | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Malala's bravery has put a human face to the struggles and aspirations of young women who live in difficult, dangerous parts of the world where they must face down overwhelming odds every day.

The New Movers and Shapers: How a Millennial Generation Came of Age

Christine Horansky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Christine Horansky

Since we have been given a lot of lemons to start with, we have become determined instead to shape the world into the place we want it to be. Could this spirit make us the next great generation?