By Rinaldo Brutoco, Founding President of the World Business Academy
Youth have a unique ability to serve as peacekeepers between Muslim and Western communities, but the missing link among youth has been their recognition of the possibility of creating an improved human condition for both Muslim and Western nations through increased commerce. Young people have the energy and the drive for entrepreneurial engagement, so it… Continue reading
Hip hop is music that has been around in the US for 40 years, but is taking on new shapes and forms as it sprouts in different regions of the world. Check these out: hip hop for freedom of expression and even a way to fight extremism by spreading positive messages to youth.
African Underground: Hip Hop in Senegal
I thank you very much for sending to us the wonderful article that Mr. Chris Cote and I are preparing to launch a discussion, called Finding the Missing Link, around the role of youth as emerging peacemakers between Western and Muslims communities.
Peace represents always the willingness and hope for the future, and it depends on how the younger people like yourself see the world and… Continue reading
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has published a new book, The Idea of Justice. In it, he argues that to achieve justice you need public reasonable discussion, outlawing the use of torture no matter what the situation. (Christopher Hitchens gets water boarded to get the inside scoop, check out the video here ) Sen argues, “Dedicated terrorists survive on the basis of very large number of people who are compliant… Continue reading
The freedom of expression is a foundational tenet of democracy, and of individual freedom. At the Global Forum for Human Survival, where Akio gathered 100 spiritual leaders and 100 political leaders to discuss the world’s largest problems and its future… Continue reading
Ms. Lubna Malik, international link coordinator for Beaconhouse Schools in Lahore, Pakistan, sent me this contribution for the blog. A positive message encouraging dialogue.
First, a quick intro to the Beaconhouse School System:
Foreign Policy published a list of the world’s top 100 public intellectuals last year, and it’s very worth checking out. I bet you haven’t heard of most of the people, even within the top 10!Here’s a preview: (links are to wikipedia pages)
- Aitzaz Ahsan: Lawyer/politician- Pakistan
- Kwame Anthony Appiah: Philosopher, Ghana/United States
- Anne Applebaum: Journalist/historian, United States
- Jacques Attali: Economist/writer
“The Bridge” is a video available from the Search for Common Ground that explores the cultural differences between two Americans and two Egyptians. By finding common ground, differences can be overcome and relationships can move forward… Continue reading
Dr. Osamu Kusumoto
Secretary General/Executive Director
Asian Population and Development Association (APDA)
Secretariat of Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP)
Read in Japanese.
By Akio Matsumura
During September in 1973 I found myself beginning a two hour bus ride, headed for the outskirts of Jakarta. I was with the Japanese Parliamentary Study Mission on Population and Development, headed by former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi. We had already had very fruitful visits to India and Thailand, and were now moving through Indonesia. … Continue reading