The 1.8 billion young people on our planet have the potential to not only enlarge the global economy, but also to mainstream sustainable growth. G20 governments must work to empower youth to build skills and achieve mastery such that their labour will be fulfilling and will add value to their communities.
Adam Moscoe currently studies at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. He has worked in both the Parliament and Government of Canada on issues of international security, justice, and human rights. He has also worked and studied in Israel, Germany, and Rwanda. A Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, Adam is the Ottawa Chair of Global Dignity Day and he serves on the boards of Youth Ottawa and the Tamir Foundation. He is also a singer.
A planeload of talented Americans have landed in Paris to bless the City of Light with the magic of George Gershwin. It's all happening at Théâtre du Châtelet, which adds to its resumé of impressive m...
12/04/2014 04:31 EST
How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? Have the eurocrisis and the rise of nationalist sen...
10/18/2014 11:21 EDT
"Oh to be young and going to Paris for the first time," exclaimed an elderly gentleman who donned his best sweatervest for a concert at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival this past August...
09/22/2014 11:27 EDT
Walking away from Theatre Châtelet this afternoon, I felt as though my relationship with France and its notoriously perplexing people and culture had at long last reached some degree of depth. Three w...
09/16/2014 11:29 EDT
After attending the action-packed SHAPE North America in Detroit in June, I thought I knew what to expect when I arrived in Portugal's flavourful, festive capital. I expected that I would meet local agents of social change in Lisbon -- chief among them, the members of the Global Shapers Hub.
09/15/2014 05:11 EDT
I am grateful to be able to say my focus remains on imagining the possibilities for a resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. I have the privilege of maintaining, with relative ease, a personal sense of hope with respect to a two-state solution.
07/20/2014 10:54 EDT
I was thrilled to participate in my first ever 'live' event as a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum. But after hearing endless stories about the glamour of Davos, I certainly never expected that my involvement with the Shapers would bring me to Detroit.
07/01/2014 02:36 EDT
The Metropolitan Opera recently announced it would cancel a planned worldwide cinema broadcast of John Adams' haunting opera, The Death of Klinghoffer. Indeed the whole opera has been criticized -- including by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer -- as humanizing and even justifying acts of terrorism.
06/18/2014 12:34 EDT
On October 16, I will celebrate my first Global Dignity Day as Ottawa Chair and a member of the National Steering Committee for Global Dignity Canada. I cannot help but feel a sense of tremendous excitement surrounding the dignity agenda and its potential to promote meaningful cross-cultural relationships grounded in mutual respect.
10/14/2013 10:53 EDT
They're back at it. On Monday, Israel and the Palestinian Authority sent high-level representatives to Washington to lay the groundwork for official peace negotiations -- the first in three years -- u...
07/30/2013 03:30 EDT
Delivered in a bilingual version on June 8, 2013 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Today we are one. A class for 2013 -- and don't we look stunning, if I may say. Today is about our cla...
06/10/2013 04:43 EDT
The launch of synapsABILITY -- a social venture that will evolve into a digital platform connecting individuals with disabilities and the support networks that care for them -- promises to bring the power of social media to an increasingly cash-strapped system of care.
05/31/2013 04:39 EDT
Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children humanizes the global struggle to end the use of children in armed conflict. Pushing aside the morass of international norms and NGO reports -- important and useful as they are -- Dallaire asks a simple yet harrowing question: how is it that we can go "apeshit" -- to use his word -- when our own children's rights are violated, but passively accept the reality of child soldiers throughout the world?
05/16/2013 05:18 EDT
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