Americans for Informed Democracy (AID) presents a panel on Global Leadership. The panel was part of The Transition Generation Summit: Fulfilling the Promise.
What are the most pressing global issues for the next generation to address? What are the skills that leaders of the future will need to effectively address these issues?
In collaboration with the World Education Corps at Oxford University, Americans for Informed Democracy hosted a young global leaders summit entitled The Transition Generation: Fulfilling the Promise in New York City on Saturday, September 16th. The summit brought together students and young professionals from across the U.S. for a series of panels, discussions, and workshops aimed at examining the unique responsibilities of the "transition generation" and the opportunities for young leaders to fulfill these responsibilities through innovative global leadership and social entrepreneurship.
Americans for Informed Democracy (AID) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization working to raise global awareness and civic participation through town hall forums and conferences focused on the U.S. role in the world. Through these efforts, AID seeks to build a new generation of globally conscious leaders who can shape an American foreign policy appropriate for an increasingly interdependent world.
Mandeep is the senior policy adviser for the United Nations Millennium Campaign and has been with the Campaign since Summer 2005. The Campaign was set up by the Secretary General to raise awareness about the Millennium Development Goals, and to support citizensâ€™ efforts to hold their governments to account for the achievement of the Goals.
Mandeep started her career in the UK Governmentâ€™s Department for International Development before moving to the European Commission (the executive branch of the European Union). She also briefly worked in an office jointly managed by the European Commission and the World Bank. Mandeep has worked almost exclusively on developing countries and transition economies, both managing development assistance and providing guidance on economic policy. Improving the effectiveness of donor aid programmes has been a common theme of Mandeepâ€™s work, including through the implementation of wholesale reform in the aid programmes that she managed.
Mandeep is trained in economics and development studies, most recently having completed a further graduate degree at Princeton University immediately before joining the Campaign.
Varun Gauri is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Public Services Team) at the World Bank. Mr. Gauri's current research interests include the enforcement and impact of legally codified social and economic rights, the political economy of government responses to HIV/AIDS, the governance of NGOs in developing countries, and the impact of AIDS treatment.
He has worked on and led a variety of operational tasks in the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, including operational evaluations, investments in privately owned hospitals in Latin America, a social sector adjustment loan to Brazil, several health care projects in Brazil, a study of the decentralization of health care in Nigeria. Mr. Gauri has previously taught courses in health policy, bioethics, and education policy in the United States and Chile. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Princeton University in 1996.
Erin Mazursky is the Executive Director of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND). STAND is a completely student-run organization, started in 2004 that has expanded across the country to other schools, and it works to bring awareness to the issue on Darfur, as well as, the National Coalition works to bring schools together under one message, to help stop the genocide. There are about two hundred college chapters and 300 high school chapters nationwide.