On a rainy morning in Moscow this May, I sat at a table listening to Russia's best students articulate, in perfect English, their concerns with the United States' anti-ballistic missile system and explain their hope for the future of Russia.
As President Obama hailed the "extraordinary contributions" undocumented youth will make to our society, Gov. Jan Brewer hunkered down in the Arizona state capital with her own views on "Obama's Amnesty Plan."
Unconstrained by diplomacy, I would put it this way: If we insist on ruining the planet, we can no longer call ourselves the most intelligence species. We have the tools, but we're not fully using them. We know what to do, but we're not doing it.
As we walked onto the court through the opening in the fence, I could see the excitement in Max and Alexander's eyes. Max wore his Syracuse T-shirt and Alexander his Knicks hat. I tightened my back brace, put in my mouth guard and laced up my "kicks."
Librarians have been focused on creating practices to help kids and teens understand that information online is content that must be evaluated, and that the power to create meaningful content themselves is, literally, at their fingertips.
The spring of my son's high school graduation became a "rite of passage" ceremony for him. No, we didn't have him sleep outside in the wild and drink milk laced with blood. But we did make a concerted effort to transition him from a boy living at home to a young man in the world.
Instead of forging the impression of experience, I'd rather we turn the tables and use our inexperience as an advantage in the organizations we work for and the companies we start. In other words, we need to start playing to our strengths.
I spent the week at the U.N.'s Commission on Population and Development, immersed in conversations about young people. It made me remember Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten as a frame for the week's lessons.
we should look at the overthrow of Gaddafi as a beginning, not an end, to one of the most promising political transitions since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Libyans are building a democratic society from the ground up, and that requires the world's engagement.
The life-long consequences for children in terms of opportunity, education, poverty, health, and the ability to fulfill their God-given potential are disturbing for the current generation of children and youth.
Over the last two days in Tunis I have met with leaders of the business community, government agencies, development agencies and young people, and they all believe that there is hope and the biggest challenge is to restore dignity.