Engaging Internationally

Asking the Tough Questions

November 12, 2013

Through the wonderful technology of livestreaming and a number of conference organizers who planned livestreaming into their events, I was able to travel recently to conferences and workshops in Rome, Washington, DC and London while still carrying on work based elsewhere.  Here is some of what I have been listening in on and what I’ve …


Making the Most of Online Events

September 24, 2013

The past few years have found numerous new opportunities to follow and sometimes engage with conferences and more informal conversations around the world online.  In any given week  – from annual conferences (this week) like the Clinton Global Initiative and Social Good Summit to more regular chats with high profile individuals such as former UN …


International engagement: new trends and ‘time honored’ patterns

August 12, 2013

In support of a few organizations that are increasing their international engagement, I have been surveying a number of organizations further along the international engagement spectrum  for their experiences.  I started to follow a number of these ‘further along the spectrum’ organizations over a decade ago, and it has been interesting to see some new …


Finding Daily Inspiration

June 27, 2013

Recently I was talking to a long-term colleague about a project I’ve been developing based on this piece. He’s done some amazing work over the years for positive societal change, but admitted he’d become a bit cynical.  While we were talking about how hard it can be to bring about significant change he mentioned a …


Healing the World post-2015

June 4, 2013

In July 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced  a 27 member High-level Panel (HLP) to advise on  a new set of global development goals. These new goals are to replace the  Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  whose final target date was set in 2000 for 2015.  The new process has thus been dubbed post-2015.  The UN and …