Engaging Internationally

Global Health Trends – 2013 Update

March 6, 2013

This is an update on the piece on Global Health Trends (Whither Global Health?)  I wrote a little over two years ago.  In addition to what I have been observing in the interim,  I also polled some colleagues who work in the Global Health field.  These are some of the additional trends we have been …


The Boundary of Age

February 20, 2013

This is a guest post by Kate Otto of  Everyday Ambassador.  My guest post on the same theme can be found on EA’s site here.

My name is Kate Otto, and I manage a website called “Everyday Ambassador”, where we discuss the dynamics of crossing boundaries of geography, culture, and socio-economic status in our efforts …


We’re All in this Together

January 23, 2013

Reading and thinking about Oxfam America’s new aid campaign and some of the reactions to it, made me think about the title of a song my kids used to listen to years ago “We’re All in this Together”.   As the greater community of “we” try to figure out what Smart Aid or Disruptive Development  or …


Building Bridges

January 8, 2013

We seem to be in a period where there is a lot of talk (and indeed a fair amount of action) around ‘the need for change’ and ‘doing things differently’.  Google the phrase ‘changemakers’ and pages appear.  Some people love the term innovation, others say it is becoming overused and perhaps less relevant.

I am …


A Year of Inspirational Reading (2012 Edition)

December 13, 2012

This is my second annual “Year of Inspirational Reading” blog post.  For this year’s edition I’ve also included a category of poems and websites that were sent to me, in addition to hard copy books.  Here are this year’s submissions:


Mine: Wangari Matthai’s book Unbowed (and here’s a podcast I did on ‘her story …