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Sunday, November 19, 2017

i attended the 2000 delegate wise summit this week in qatar last week; a  surprising place not at all how western media presents it;  as you know qatar started  the education laureates prize summit beginning with sir fazle abed in 2011;  the education above all college as part of the campus of 20 college partnership run by qatar foundation is practically speaking way ahead in term of uniting partners concerned with refugees than any other summit network outside of china can be- qatar's first lady is very clear about global education being the scetor much of the oil money is going into

i chatted to sir fazle at the summit; the big news announced at the finale is that wise is partnering the un's guterrez in mother of all refugee elarning summits in spetember in new york sept 2018 as part of un start to year 

wise has many national leaders support relevant to this including turkey whose first lady attended the wise summit while her husband was on two day state visit to qatar

the eminent un speakers panel was represented by the president of ghana and his countyrman was announced the laureate of 2017 for his leading model of african universities for the disdvantaged pioneered out of ghana and now being benchmarked by 12 african countries- before the wise un summit in may there will be a wise accra summit to celebrate the new university model and african football for all - ghana was the first country ever to play soccer- of course qatar as hosts of world cup has similar goals to jack mas as main sponsor of tokyo olympics

the question justin comes back to how core sir fazle is to the goals of gordon brown and other education commisisoners; from the point of view of gutterez, pope francis, china, india the rohingya crisis makes sir fazle's alumni networks absolutely critical

i aim in next 3 weeks to be going over to bangladesh to listen to what everyone around sir fazle at bracs ideas are; justin if you are not available anywhere to meet is there someone else concerned with edu commission goals i should be meeting?

i will be talking  to the world bank dirfectoir for argentina on how all of this should fit with argentina g20 given the pope francis supreme concern for refugees; when he last spoke at the un his message wasnt where un delegations thought they should be focused; it now is!

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plan convince all of sir fazle family and directors that he is the main source of the most urgent education soilutions of major summits over the next year- and that he needs some well placed youth connectors in major cities that love his work and can increasingly bridge china and bangladesh friendships

this is why i need an urgent interview with edu director islam on; if necessary i can fly over any time for a short trip but i need to know you both want to make this plan yours

first according to my 10 years of interviews in bangladesh sir fazle is the main source - nobody else has built an education system that empowered women to peacefully and ecologically developed the world poorest big nations

second he was the first laureate and so the founding connection of everything wise has gone on to become - i will be making a lot more note sonj what that kis at

thrd bangladesh is now critical to whether india and china come together on many big issues over next 12 moinths- what I call the education belt road as applied to the joint interests of the third of the worlds people in china and india
wise qatar is hosting 3 summits in the next 14 months 
the biggest one is with the un (directly with its leader guterres) in new york in sept where the main agenda is what can education do about refugees - remember this issue refugees is where the head of the un comes from- and right now the refugee problem at the bangladesh myanmar border has the attention not just of the world but of pope frabncis india and china and the un

if sir fazle abeds family will let amy intern during the winter break they could then write a reference that she is one of the main connectors in new york (with all her connections at coilumbia uni) over the next 9 months-thus getting her opportunity to find out who the un team is developing this summit and what they need from sir fazle etc; meanwheile mostofa could see if abeds family will let him pick up the phone to some of the people like jim kim gordon brown dfid british council jeffrey sachs which makes sure all their education networkers join in (eventually including jack ma)

note as well as the 30 education commisoiners around gordon brown we have these people around gutteres including the female arab leader of qatar-wise and jack ma
With a mandate to support the Secretary-General in his efforts to generate momentum and commitment to achieve the SDGs by 2030, the SDG Advocates have been working to promote the universal sustainable development agenda, to raise awareness of the integrated nature of the SDGs, and to foster the engagement of new stakeholders in the implementation of these Goals.

The SDG Advocates are:

H.E. Mrs. Erna Solberg (Co-Chair)
H.E. Mrs. Erna Solberg (Co-Chair)Prime Minister of Norway
H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Co-Chair)
H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Co-Chair)President of Ghana
Mr. Richard Curtis
Mr. Richard CurtisScreenwriter, Producer and Film Director
Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
Ms. Leymah Gbowee
Ms. Leymah GboweeDirector, Gbowee Peace Foundation
Ambassador Dho Young-Shim
Ambassador Dho Young-ShimChairperson, United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation
Mrs. Graça Machel
Mrs. Graça MachelPresident of the Foundation of Community Development and the UNESCO National Commission in Mozambique
Mr. Jack Ma
Mr. Jack MaFounder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
Mr. Leo Messi
Mr. Leo MessiRenowned football player, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Ms. Shakira Mebarak
Ms. Shakira MebarakArtist, Advocate and Founder of Pies Descalzos Foundation, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Ms. Alaa Murabit
Ms. Alaa MurabitThe Voice of Libyan Women
Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Professor Jeffrey SachsDirector, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Mr. Forest Whitaker
Mr. Forest WhitakerFounder and CEO, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint NasserDoha, Qatar
Mr. Paul Polman
Mr. Paul PolmanChief Executive Officer, Unilever
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Professor Muhammad Yunus
Professor Muhammad YunusFounder, Grameen Bank
H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama (former Advocate 2015-2016)
H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama (former Advocate 2015-2016)President of Ghana

i am having a go at writing the start

i am working on restarting world rfecord job creating books
book around all of the above (please see attachment- i will have a beter version in 3 days) - the other 2 summitys connect with free universituies in africa and community for all experiential learning (ie the main partbnerships i have suggested studnt unions should catalogue for jack ma ahead of tpokyo olympics

while i understand amy would prefer to intern with eg jack ma or those first ladies that will be led by mrs jinping i cant get there any faster than ian ruder will facilitate; i am not in control of this schedule

so given that winter break is near us can we all agree to try this sir fazle abed route or do you both have concerns; i have many other projects i need to focus on so if you dont feel happy with this just let me be free on other things


Monday, November 13, 2017

where did 17 years of hi-trust auditing and american societal lawers networks go?
margaret this looks wonderfuil event- so sorry i am in oman this week otherwise i would love to attend

i desperately want to catch up on whether valuation big corporates can ever help youth lead trust and sustainability instead of the opposite

do you come to dc or new york regularly, or can i arrange a meeting at vanderbilt


my provisional answer to the question is american global corporates (with all the un and wall street greenwashing) wont lead mediation of youth to sustainability but those partnering china (possibly even the accidental china hi-society tourist donald trump family) can - china is in the middle of about 5 movements connecting youth (their half billion under 30) with the future of global2.0 - the most famous of which -wonderfully recorded in huge leadership detail by cheng li at brookings-
 his publications provide back-from future details (eg china's 7 leaders for next 5 years just confoimred at 19th cpc)  xi jinpings BELT ROAD movement to unite nation brands and country leaders with 21st C world trade infrastructure that included small enterprises as those whose locations were excluded from both development and sustainability by industrial revolution 1; the partnership networks xi jinping forms are all about hi-trust and intangibles audits, and whether any economists eg edmund phelps mass thriving at columbia are congruent with belt road mapping uniting youth and sustainability everywhere; the biggest 4 hemisphere trust meet of the next 12 months is the franciscan g20 july 2018 with Argentina hosting; however aiib india may be biggest uniting futures of the third of the world living in India or China

My view of Brookings is colored by when Bill Antholis led it. I kept attending events asking what had happened to unseen wealth networks, and only the chiense events that Bill organised seemed interested and then in specific markets such as green technolgy; during Antholis time at brookings (with his publication inside china and india) their partnership at tsinghua was set up and the head of beijing green thinktank was appointed to lead brookings- back in dc its bob freling and neville wiliams networks that have shared microsolar knowhow everywhere including yunus bangladesh 1996 and before that rural china; back in lse lord stern connects green and china's aims to change development banking for sustainability; his research on the 15 most emninent people to help with this will be published at chinas main leadership event in 2018 including asian infrastrure development bank mumbia june 2018- if indian and chinese leaders understood unseen wealth that would be world changing! there is a hope that there will be enough indian and chinese blockchain to end poverty connectors to change big finance and big data eveything - ckgsb's professor huining cao bridges that as well as henry kissingers advice to friend china in every application network of human sustainability and win-win trade

margaret do you have one person you know at tsinghua- after 8 trips to beijing i can report that tsinghua is the gateway to all the chinese youth on missions of the chiense dream

both ian who has been researching whether global brands can do good with media with my world class brands valuation friends over 25 years and amy as young chinese translator of every story her generation are committed to connecting are helping with the practical side of what we discussed when you published unseen wealth with brookings in 2000

amy has just started at columbia university at jeffreys sachs earth institute - unfortunatlely of those famous western academics of sustainability i still havent found an english-speaking one who connects with leaders of intangibles valuation of trust's exponential impacts- you would think eg elkington of sustainabiliity and triple botom line (with his friend wef's schwab) would get it but over at least 15 years now my occasional chats to see if he will talk intangibles has led nowhere

dear margaret: unlike bush who tore up unseen wealth in 2001, i believe that there is a way wherever trump makes friends or enemies with a national leader's rejuventaion dreams (eg most of asean this week) to put unseen wealth back on the agenda with china's extraordinary facilitation processes and maps- ultimately jack ma is technology's big data small key to this as he proved when Xi Jinping entgrusted hangzhou to host China G20 in 2016

 this can change parterships across corporate brandig world and the  purpose of global2.0 markets the half the world under 30 spend thri lives on


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The relationship between corporations and American democracy

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The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has provoked passionate debate about the proper role of corporations in American democracy among academics, policymakers, and the public alike. From judicial opinions to news commentary, many have opined on the nature of corporate rights and responsibilities. However, many people have made assertions about the history of the corporation in the United States that are outdated at best, and all too often lack scholarly foundation. The historical background missing from these debates is outlined in a recent book by fourteen leading historians. “Corporations and American Democracy” (Harvard University Press, 2017) explores the complicated story of the corporation’s place in American society from the founding era to the present and traces how corporations have both created and addressed the problems of democracy over time.

On Wednesday, November 15, Brookings will convene several of the book’s editors and contributors for a conversation about the relationship between corporations and American democracy. What is the corporation’s place in American society? What are the risks and opportunities corporations pose to democracy?

After the session, panelists will take audience questions. Join the conversation on Twitter using #CorpsInUs.
Darrell West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
Panel discussion
Moderator: Naomi Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History; Chair, History, Yale UniversityMargaret Blair, Professor of Law and Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise, Vanderbilt University Law SchoolAjay Mehrotra, Executive Director, American Bar Foundation; Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of LawWilliam Novak, Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law, University of Michigan LawJohn Wallis, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland