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INTERNATIONAL CAREER CONVERSATIONS

Packing and Planning for a Sustainable and Successful International Public Service Career

Video recorded insights and a document created by Dr. Marco Tavanti with frameworks, suggestions and resources for developing and enhancing a career in international public service.   Watch the video here: INTERNATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Former VP Al Gore speaks about his new book detailing what the future of our world holds for us concerning advances and trends in science, technology, the global economy, and specifically in this clip the changes in American democracy.  Gore comments specifically in this PBS newshour clip about the degradation of the American democracy system, principally because of the influence of "big money," and what that means for the future of politics.  I think Al Gore's comments on the changes in politics that are influenced by the priority representatives have on fundraisers and corporations with large wealth, over their constituents, is extremely relevant and will play a big role in how American politics continues to change in the future and how it will affect the spread of democracy globally.

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The emergence of women as political leaders in Africa gives credence to a global future in which involvement of women in international relations will rival that of men.  After learning in the Opportunity International lecture that 94% of the loans that are granted by the agency go to women -- empowering and equipping them with resources at the local level -- the possibilities to expand, network, combine resources, and work for change as a gender are endless.  If 2 out of 55 heads of state are women today, imagine the possibility for 10 years from now.

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CONTAINERIZATION

In our readings this week, the One World vision of the twenty-first century describes  a global economy in which production, trade, and commerce have little relationship to geographic, cultural, or political boundaries. The attached video describes the role that the development of standardized shipping containers has had in making globalization of trade a modern reality.

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Kurt Volker, former United States Permanent Representative to NATO, speaks about the power of civil society to bring peace to the world by using technology and civil organizations as tools for change.

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PBS Newshour reporter Ray Suarez reports from the 2013 Annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland where one of the hot topics is the state of the European Union and the Euro.  This brings up interesting questions of where the EU will be in the future, what kind of influence it will continue to have and whether it will eventually fall apart if its financial state does not get better. Suarez also spoke about the diversity at the World Economic Forum, a big change he has seen over the years attending this annual meeting, and seeing this year a much wider variety of people and ideas, critiques of capitalism and wage inequality and what the future holds for the world economy.

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This is a documentary on the cartoon crisis in Denmark. It talked about reasons why Muslims were upset about the cartoon editorial on prophet Mohammed. The editors of the news paper insisted its purpose was to show there was no higher values in a democratic society than  free speech and expression. Muslims however, felt the cartoon was to link Prophet Mohammed to terrorism and violence. This crisis was another indication of "clash of civilization."  

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Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat" explains globalization in the early 21st century. He explains how the world has become a leveled playing field now in terms of economy, where all competitors have an equal opportunity. In this game geographical locations are becoming irrelevant and he encourages people to act on their ideas. If not it will be done by someone else in today's globalized world. 
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