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Making the News: Backstage Insights Into the World Economic Forum's Media Team

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 7:14 PM

If the World Economic Forum is ever mentioned, the first thought you'd probably have is of a collection of global heavyweights "committed to improving the state of the world." Of course, like with any other conference or organization, the extent of such slogans is a careful media construct while simultaneously...

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Embodying a New Era: Models for NGOs in the 21st Century

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 2:39 PM

The World Economic Forum recently published a report that lists numerous emerging roles among organizations in civil society. This included watchdogs, advocates, service providers, experts, capacity builders, incubators, representatives, citizenship champions, solidarity supporters and definers of standards. But ultimately, who actually reads these 60 page reports? Certainly, the moderator, panelists,...

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Voices From the Fringe at the WEF - The Faith of Monsieur Fleur

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 3:44 PM

As we waited for the official inauguration of the 2013 Open Forum Davos, a quirky, but memorable-looking man placed a small flowerpot in my hands. The finely crafted hand-made bouquet was decorated with a tiny blinking centime (French term for one-cent coins), which symbolizes serendipity for the receiver. Looking as...

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Rebels Without a Cause? Beyond Heroic Social Entrepreneurship in Davos

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2013 | 12:10 PM

The grand narrative of social entrepreneurship is everywhere: heroic individuals build innovative solutions to transform the texture of the world's social fabric. What have we learned in a decade of emergent debate on the topic? What are the effects of a topic nobody, be it policy makers, professors, students, or...

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