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Scott M. Weber

Director-General of Interpeace

Scott Weber is the Director-General of Interpeace, an international peacebuilding organization that was created by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to resolve conflict and build peace. He was appointed as Director-General in 2005 by the then-Chair of the Interpeace Governing Council, 2008 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President Martti Ahtisaari. In recognition of his record of professional accomplishments, his commitment to society and his potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through his inspiring leadership, Scott was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009.

In 2010, Scott was nominated by the Governing Council, chaired by former President of Ghana, John A. Kufuor, for a second 5-year term as Director-General.

Scott began his career in the United Nations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Economics and Russian from Georgetown University. Scott is French and American.

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Despite what you read in the papers, the sky is not falling. At least not yet. Our willingness to work together is stronger than ever. Trust in each other, and in our collective humanity, is the foundation upon which we can build a better future.
09/21/2014 09:34 EDT
Young People Aren't the Problem, But We Must Make Them Part of the

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We are witnessing political, social and economic exclusion of young people in many countries around the world. Frustration and resentment are mounting. We feel the power of these young people. We fear their anger and their numbers. But we don't listen to what they are saying. We need to stop seeing young people as a threat and make them part of the solution.
09/11/2014 12:50 EDT