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Thiel Foundation Announces 2019 Thiel Fellows

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 luglio 2019

The Thiel Foundation named 22 people into the 2019 class of Thiel Fellows. The Fellowship program, which launched in 2011, encourages talented young people to pursue big ideas and start companies instead of attending college.“Each year, thousands of young people come to us with the best ideas in business and technology,” said Jack Abraham, executive director of the Thiel Fellowship. “Higher education is broken. After a year rife with scandal and the endless debt that follows those who attend, college is becoming even less attractive to young people who have ideas that are ready now.”During the course of the two-year program, Fellows receive $100,000 and mentorship from the Thiel Foundation’s network of technology founders, investors, and scientists.“Since its inception, the Thiel Fellowship has been supporting fearless entrepreneurs who want to do big things outside of a classroom and this group is no exception,” said Allyson Dias, director of the Thiel Fellowship. “This next generation of founders is dedicated to creating new things that solve real problems for real people.” To date, companies created by Thiel Fellows are together worth more than $8.2 billion, not including Thiel fellow-created Ethereum, a distributed computing platform whose cryptocurrency Ether currently has a market cap of more than $30 billion.

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Twelve UNAOC fellows from Europe and North America arrive in the Middle East

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 ottobre 2011


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From the Maghreb to the Gulf peninsula, twelve young leaders are now embarking on a journey across a region where history is unfolding. Every single day of the program is going to be rich in learning and in exchanges. The UNAOC’s Fellowship Program focuses on creating opportunities for young leaders, across the Arab world and the West, to increase mutual understanding through experiential learning and direct interaction with civil society.Last month, fellows from the Middle East and North Africa travelled to the US and Europe to meet leaders from international organizations, civil society, media, and political institutions. “The Arab Spring opens a new window of opportunity to overcome tensions and stereotypes between the Arab world, Europe and the US and to build a new momentum based on trust and understanding . This is exactly the aim of the Fellowship program”, said Jean Chrisophe Bas, UNAOC Senior Advisor for Strategic Development and Partnerships. With its first stop in Rabat, Morocco, the second group will meet with some of UNAOC’s partners, including representatives of ISESCO, the National Council of Human Rights, and the British Council. The fellows will also have an opportunity to engage directly with leaders of Moroccan civil society about ongoing changes in the country. From there, the group will fly to Egypt where they will meet with the Arab League, a close UNAOC partner, alongside journalists and young leaders involved in shaping the future of the region. Through a number of seminars focused on intercultural dialogue, the fellows will also have the opportunity to talk and exchange their views with their hosts on the current events in the Arab world. Beyond the meetings and conferences which will serve as a platform for exchanges and debates, the fellows will also be given a chance to experience the richness of the country through visits to cultural and historic sites. The group’s final stop will be Qatar, a state that has emerged as a key player in the recent events that are transforming the region. Notably, Qatar will also host the 4th UNAOC Annual Forum December 11-13 of this year.Bringing back home their experiences, the fellows of both groups will become part of a larger network of young leaders.
The UN Alliance of Civilizations was established in 2005 as an initiative of the UN Secretary General, under the cosponsorship of the President of the Government of Spain and the Prime Minister of Turkey. It emerged out of a conviction that, in order to achieve sustainable peace, long-standing divisions and misperceptions between cultures need to be addressed. In April 2007, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, as High Representative for the Alliance. Under his leadership, the Alliance promotes dialogue that delivers change on the ground. It is supported by a growing Group of Friends of 128 governments and international organizations. The UNAOC is also involving many other partners.

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UN Alliance of Civilizations Fellows Arrive from Mideast

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 settembre 2011

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New York, Twelve young leaders from the Middle East are arriving in New York City on Saturday, in the context of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, hoping to create new alliances, gain knowledge, and understanding of the US and Europe. Given the importance of the day, their visit is especially timely, as the world seeks to find ways to forge lasting peace amongst nations, cultures and societies. In a context of commemorations, the UNAOC, which works together with its partners to promote understanding among peoples and cultures, is taking concrete action to bring emerging leaders together to build trust and understanding. The fellows will be part of a two-week program organized under the auspices of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) with the funding support of the British Council and in partnership with the League of Arab States, ISESCO, the Institute of International Education and the Qatar Committee for the Alliance of Civilizations. The Fellowship Programme is the first and only young professional’s exchange program between the Arab world, Europe, and the US and through monetary and in-kind support from Arab, European, and North American sources. As a young professionals’ exchange initiative, the Fellowship Program is singular in this regard. The trip will include stops in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Paris, Brussels and London. In the US and Europe, the fellows will meet with a wide-variety of groups and individuals, including local community leaders, NGOs, journalists, policy makers and prominent US institutions.
The goal of the fellowship is to enhance mutual knowledge and understanding between peoples and societies from Muslim-majority countries, mainly from the Arab World, and from Europe and North America and creates an opportunity for emerging leaders from these societies to get acquainted with the diverse realities and cultural, political and religious environments of the others. As part of the fellowship, later in the fall, twelve fellows from the US and Europe will travel to North Africa and the Middle East : Morocco, Egypt and Qatar on a similar tour, meeting with government, civil society and other groups involved in this issue. About the program:

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Senior visiting fellows

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 maggio 2011

Waterloo, Canada The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Schadler and Simon Zadek as senior visiting fellows. Ms. Schadler is a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) European Department, and has spent more than three decades in senior research positions at the IMF. Her current research interests include the sovereign debt crisis, global financial institutions, and growth models for emerging market economies. Mr. Zadek’s work on responsible competitiveness and collaborative governance is used extensively by practitioners, policy makers and academics. He is a non-resident fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a senior adviser on sustainability to the World Economic Forum. At CIGI, Ms. Schadler will lead the planning for a joint conference with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), to be held in Waterloo in the fall of 2011. The CIGI-INET conference will bring together some of the world’s leading voices onthe great economic and governance challenges of the 21stcentury. In joining CIGI’s Environment and Energy Program, Mr. Zadek will play a key role in a strategic initiative on capital markets and sustainability in light of the CIGI-INET partnership.
Susan Schadler: From 1999 to 2007, Ms. Schadler served as the IMF’s lead oversight for Turkey, the United Kingdom and Central Eastern Europe. She was also the organization’s head of research projects, focusing on Europe’s role in the global economy and the economic choices of new European Union member states. Ms. Schadler is a former international economist for the U.S. Treasury Department, and a former visiting researcher at the Centre for Economic and Social Research in Warsaw and at St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. She is currently a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.
Simon Zadek: In a business-advisory practice spanning three decades Simon Zadek advises leading global companies on the alignment of sustainability outcomes to business strategies, with a growing focus on how best to advance public policy innovations in this area. He is a senior adviser on sustainability to the World Economic Forum with a focus on climate finance, sustainable consumption and emerging markets. He is a non-resident fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank on international governance.

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