Serhii PROKOPENKO, Chief Innovation Officer, Global Shapers Kharkiv Hub, kharkivobserver.com
An initiative, backed by the World Economic Forum, entitled Global Shapers Community, is a network of 7,000 participants in 156 countries, comprising 376 city hubs, primarily for younger citizens between the ages of 20 and 30, who are exceptional in their potential and drive to make a difference in their communities.
Hubs sync between remote and ongoing events to discuss global challenges with a targeted approach to local needs. Just recently, 60 Shapers from different hubs first time have led a panel at the WTO Public Forum 2018.One of the hubs is located in Kharkiv. At that moment, it is expanding and launching new projects. Among them are MoreInfo project, catalyzing urban mobility and local tourism, scaling in Ukraine and other countries, VR Marathon, promoting modernization of product variations via innovative media-technologies, initiative for developing entrepreneurial spirit of youth..
Jian (Jay) Wang, uscpublicdiplomacy.org
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Public diplomacy [JB emphasis] encompasses a range of ways for nations to engage with their foreign publics in search of improved understanding and desired relationships. It creates soft power, an indispensable currency in contemporary global affairs.But profound and influential societal changes are disrupting public diplomacy. As the practice is essentially a set of communication-centric activities, we see several overarching transformative, interwoven trends along every key aspect of the enterprise.First and foremost, the broader geo-political and geo-economic context for communication on the global stage is changing. On the one hand, the rise of China and other major emerging economies are engendering tectonic power shifts in world affairs. On the other, there is sharpening domestic discord, especially in the West, on the nature and extent of a nation’s global engagement and commitment. In the meantime, according..
Das chinesische Twitter-Pendant Weibo hat mehr als 500 Millionen Mitglieder. Abseits unseres digitalen Radars genießt die soziale Plattform trotz der Zensur im Reich der Mitte große Popularität. Der britische Premier David Cameron hat Weibos Potenzial schon erkannt – die deutschen Politiker hinken noch deutlich hinterher. Als der britische Premierminister David Cameron im Dezember 2013 nach
Dana Milbank, The Washington Post, December 25; original article contains links
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Calls to the White House switchboard during this Christmas holiday are greeted by the following message:“We apologize, but due to the lapse in federal funding we are unable to take your call. Once funding has been restored, our operations will resume. Please call back at that time.”
Click.Is there a better distillation of the Trump administration after year two? You have reached the White House. We are not functioning. Please try again later. …Trump’s booby traps ensnare the nation: …Not a creature is stirring in … the Trump administration, either. …Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations resigned, and his pick for the job is a former Fox News personality with little foreign-policy experience [JB: Heather Nauert, former Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; her post remains vacant]. …
Technology – August 12, 2014 7:03AM Tens of millions of Twitter’s hundreds of millions of accounts are potentially operated automatically by bots, the company said in an SEC filing. Get Circa News Follow Storyline Share Copyright 2014 Reuters 1 In a new filing with the SEC, Twitter says that “up to approximately 8.5%” of “active”