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U.S. Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (2014-2018): Challenges and Opportunities April 23, 2014 / Washington, DC

The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the country’s foreign policy objectives. Completed in 2010, the inaugural QDDR outlined a broad framework for augmenting and leveraging U.S. “civilian power” to advance core American interests.

Keynote from South Caucasus: The Dividing Lines Are Shifting April 14, 2014

In a keynote address, S. Frederick Starr explains how the events in Crimea are representative of a larger Russian tactic of seeking out geopolitical vacuums and promoting them, only to be the actor that then fills that void. He characterizes this strategy as "filling vacuums", and claimed the West, and the United States in particular, should be prepared to fill these vacuums if they are serious of halting further progress of Russia's revanchist designs

China’s Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution March 14, 2014

Biz Asia America's Philip Yin is joined by Paul Bledsoe, President of Bledsoe & Associates to discuss how successful are China's efforts to shut down factories to reduce air pollution.

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Best Practices for Advancing Young Leader Networks December 11, 2012 / Washington, DC


Best Practices for Advancing Young Leader Networks

  To address today’s global problems, young leaders must participate in political and policy debates about access and power.  At the same time, given the rapidly changing demographic patterns reshaping Europe and the United States, international leadership networks must be inclusive and representative.   GMF is working on a number of levels to meet changing circumstances and ensure new generations of leaders are equipped to meet global challenges.  We are, for example, working to include the new generation of minority leaders on both sides of the Atlantic in our leadership development programs, and working closely with minority leader networks, enabling GMF to access diverse pools of talent. 

 GMF has also been working to convene representatives from different groups to share best practices.  At the December 11 event, participants included both directors of minority young leader networks and directors of international young leader networks.  Together, we exchanged best practices in several areas of key importance to networks: recruitment, evaluation, use of social media, sustainability, and alumni roles.  In addition, the International Leadership Association presented its initiatives to the group and invited attendees to consider membership.  Our guest from the corporate sector, a Marshall Memorial Fellow from 2001 named Kevin Carter who is now Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Ahold, an international retailer based in the Netherlands, worked with the group on the concept of “empowered networks” and establishing a vision for next level leadership.  Finally, Michael Cappello, MD, Director of the Yale World Fellows Program and his team guided the group to consider how all of the networks present could best establish synergies that will allow them to collaborate together and to thrive individually well into the future.