What is the optimal environment in which to breed innovation? John Moavenzadeh, Head of Mobility Industries at the World Economic Forum, reveals his most recent findings in this Diplomatic Courier interview.
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With all of the coverage surrounding Pope Benedict’s XVI’s resignation over the past few days, I’ve been reminded of a cool conversation I had with a wise young traveler in front of St. Peter’s Basilica last summer. On a walking pilgrimage from Austria to Rome, Martin Hahn had just arrived with nothing more than the […]
How many bodies of water do you cross en route to your local hospital? If you’ve never thought about it before, there’s a good chance it’s because you effortlessly cruise over bridge upon bridge without ever considering the alternative. Now imagine that you’re in rural Ethiopia. A river three football fields wide is between your […]
I caught up with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark at the 2013 Social Good Summit in NYC. In this video, Clark shares her experience using social media to elicit empathy and spur positive social change worldwide. INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: [Monica Gray:] How is UNDP leveraging social media […]
This week the Diplomatic Courier released its Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders List. Featuring Millennials from 37 countries and six continents, it includes a powerhouse collection of young attorneys, financiers, technologists, journalists, activists, and scientists—as well as diplomats, soldiers, and government officials—all of whom are making waves in their respective industries. The accomplishments […]
Cabbies in Washington, D.C. interact with the good, the bad and the ugly on a regular basis. Working long hours all over the city, often seven days a week, Washington’s 6,000+ taxi drivers face a range of challenges. From low meter rates and dangerous situations to drunk passengers and riders who engage in “extraordinary activity” […]
Everyone knows getting kissed at the start of the new year brings luck…but is it luck in love or lust? Whatever the reason, this well sought-after tradition is not easy for everyone (yes, even in 2013). So while ringing in the New Year, I asked hipstahs and hotties on the streets of Brooklyn: What’s hard […]
Is Edward Snowden a hero or traitor? In this interview for the Diplomatic Courier, I sat down with National Security Expert Joshua Foust to get some perspective on the allegations against the former CIA employee who leaked information about the U.S. surveillance programs before fleeing to Hong Kong then Russia. What do you think? Do […]
Marriage equality is just one of a host of issues that our nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community deals with on a regular basis. In this vid, I asked a range of guys at DC’s Capital Pride parade what was hard about being a guy, and being gay. Check out the video to […]
Did you ever walk by an Occupy camp and wonder, “What’s the point?” Since Occupy Wall Street sparked an international movement, its demonstrators have been criticized for their inability to articulate a clear mission statement. From standing up for the rights of “the 99%” to voicing concern over hazardous environmental practices, the Occupy movement’s fuzzy […]
Cell phones are transforming lives in places like Sub-Saharan Africa, where they are crucial for advancing everything from education to medicine to commerce. The problem? Many developing countries lack access to the electricity needed to charge mobile electronics. Over a billion people lack access to electricity worldwide, about 99% of whom live in the developing […]