Engaging Internationally

New Beginnings?

January 3, 2012

The beginning of January is a time for reflections and can be a chance for new beginnings:  personally, professionally and as world citizens.  As this “New Year’s Time” piece notes the first of January is one day that is widely shared globally and brings us all together in a common observance  to ‘make of it …


A Year of Inspirational Reading

December 14, 2011

The blog I wrote quickly in October of 2010 “What Makes Someone Inspirational?” has turned out to be my most ‘searched for’ and read blog post.  I am also an avid reader and greatly benefit from the suggestions of others, so my end-of-the-year blog this year is sharing some of my and my colleagues favorite …


Back to the Future

December 8, 2011

[Note: I was asked by the creative folks behind whydev.org in Australia to draft a guest post that would reflect some on changes that I have seen in the international arena over the past few decades.  This is that post which can also be found on whydev.org The title came from our brainstorming about how


Outside of our Comfort Zones

November 15, 2011

“Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”  ~Pablo Picasso

It almost feels a bit clichéd to write “the world is becoming more global”,  but virtually and in person we are interacting on …


We are 7 Billion – what’s next?

October 31, 2011

Earlier this year I wrote about ‘awareness raising campaigns‘. Although the 7 Billionth Person mark is not an awareness raising campaign per se, it has many of the same characteristics.  It has been interesting to watch the progression of public attention.  It started a few weeks back when the United Nation Population Fund (UNFP) released …