How to Give the World’s Youth a Voice in Shaping Global Challenges

There are 1.12 billion young people between the ages of 15 and 24 on earth, about 16% of the global population. By 2030, this figure is expected to grow to nearly 1.3 billion. Since the United Nations General Assembly (UNSGA) endorsed August 12th as International Youth Day in 1999, the world has seen accelerated technological changes. […]

Leading with Trust – 9 Young Global Leaders Explain How

Trust is the cornerstone of a flourishing society; it enables meaningful interpersonal interactions, generates economic activity, and spurs innovation. But, as the conditions of our lives and habits have changed dramatically through our COVID reality, so has our capability for engendering trust. Traditional emotional expression has been dampened by masks, and certainties about the future have given way to […]

Four Lessons for a Radical Rethink of Leadership in the Post-COVID Era

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership has been put to the test. It is increasingly clear that to emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient requires rethinking what it means to lead and prioritizing purpose, trust, empathy and inclusivity. During the recent 2020 Young Global Leaders (YGL) Annual Summit, leaders in government and […]

The Great Reset Needs Great Leaders to Help the Most Vulnerable

The World Economic Forum has recently launched the “Great Reset.” It will be the theme of its 2021 Annual Meeting in Davos. It emphasizes, among other things, the importance of “smart global cooperation” that is well-positioned to address the challenges of the next 50 years by all stakeholders within a global society. In light of […]

Five Takeaways from My Journey at the Fletcher School

In April 2015, I chose to attend The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for one main reason: the unique structure of Fletcher’s academic programs and how they intersect and overlap.  What does that mean? Basically, it means the opportunity to build my degree with courses across a range of fields.  Within the Master of […]