Sam Cherribi, former member of the Dutch Parliament and head of the Emory Development Institute, says that one thing European and Arabic media outlets have in common is their intense interest in the Nov. 4 presidential election....
By Anum Mohammad (Photo: Courtesy of Kyle Valenti) Emory students who went to Tanzania for the Emory Development Institutes inter-African and American conference pile up in an open van to discover the Ngorangora Crater, hoping to spot some of the abundant wildlife live that along the crater rim and in the crater bed. While many Emory students were studying abroad in romantic European cities or networking with prominent names on Wall Street, 14 students gained hands-on experience working with government leaders from 30 different countries. The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation sponsored the students to attend an inter-African and American conference in Tanzania, where they worked with presidents, prime ministers and delegates from around the world.
Emory University to Host 1st Annual Globalization Conference
Conference Will Bring Together Key Private Sector Players and
Thought Leaders from Around the World
Interviews available with directors of hosting organizations and conference presenter
– The Financial Standards Foundation and Emory University's Development
Initiative will host the first annual Globalization Conference on July
10th and 11th at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
purpose of the conference is to bring important private sector players
and thought leaders in the globalization process together from around
the world to share experiences, information, and observations, and to
establish and strengthen relationships in order to facilitate the
ongoing global effort to achieve a productive, equitable, and ethical
global economy that serves the needs of all.
and the proper policy response to the associated opportunities and
challenges, has become one of the most important presidential campaign
issues as candidates grapple with how to jump start the U.S. economy.
The Financial Standards Foundation
was established in 2001 by George and Susan Vojta to support activities
that facilitate the creation and maintenance of a global economic and
financial system, based on private sector-led market economies,
responsible private investment, and a liberal foreign trade regime.
the Chairman of the Foundation, is a former vice chairman of the board,
director, and member of the Management Committee of Banker's Trust
Company and its parent, Banker's Trust New York Corporation; and a
former president of the Financial Services Forum. He
currently serves as a director of the Private Export Funding
Corporation, Urstadt Biddle Properties, and Sumitomo Bank Capital
Markets, and is chairman of the advisory board of the Wharton Financial
Institution Center. He is also a director of the Center
for International Private Enterprise, the International Executive
Service Corps, and the New York State Banking Department; a member of
the Council on Foreign Relations; a fellow of the Center for Strategic
and International Studies, and a visiting fellow of Emory University.
The Emory Development Institute
(EDI) offers specially designed courses, sponsors fieldtrips, and
research focusing on the promotion of health, citizenship, institution
building, and economic development in low-income countries. EDI
works in partnership with faculty and units across the university, and
with partner organizations in government, business, and the field of
Sam Cherribi (PhD, University of Amsterdam) serves as Executive Director of EDI. Prior
to moving to Emory in 2003, Cherribi was a Member of Parliament in The
Netherlands for two consecutive four-year terms (1994-2002), during
which time he also represented The Netherlands in the Assembly of the
Council of Europe and the Assembly of the West European Union.
Among others participating in the conference will be John R. Dearie, Senior Vice President for Policy at the Financial Services Forum. Last summer the Forum released a report entitled "Succeeding in the Global Economy: A New Policy Agenda for the American Worker,"
which illustrates the tremendous economic gains that free trade and
globalization have generated for the United States and the world – but
also acknowledges that globalization can entail real and painful
localized loss for individuals, firms, and communities, and offers a
compelling new agenda of policy ideas to help ensure that Americans
share more equitably in the benefits of globalization. As
a follow-up to its initial report, the Forum will next week release a
white paper that proposes the creation of a new Adjustment Assistance
Program that will offer American workers displaced by the evolving
global economy a more modern, flexible, and responsive 21st century
The Financial Services Forum
is an economic and financial policy organization comprised of the chief
executive officers of 20 of the largest and most diversified financial
institutions with business operations in the United States. C. Robert "Rob" Henrikson, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of MetLife is currently serving a two-year term as the Forum's chairman. A graduate of the Emory University School of Law, Henrikson is an alumni trustee of Emory.
“One commitment of action inspires a myriad others”
According to experts, pundits and journalists, the Clinton Global Initiative (referred to as the Clinton summit by some) achieves more than the United Nations or the World Economic Forum By Sam Cherribi
Global Vision is the International Magazine for Business Executives.
Global Vision invites you the discover a new mega trend in the history of philanthropy and global development. The location is the ‘City that Never Sleeps’, New York. The architect of this mega trend is the man who is described by friend and foe as charismatic, persuasive and the ‘President of the World’ – Bill Clinton, former President of the United States. Now in its second year, the Clinton Global Initiative mobilized a unprecedented $7.2 billion for development in low income countries. Clinton rallied support from across the entire political spectrum, from the global South to the global North.Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch were among the many prominent entrepreneurs who came together at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York in September 2006. Liberia’s resident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Iceland’s President Olnafur Ragnar Grimsson were among the many political leaders from around the world in attendance. Microfinance expert Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh, pop star Ahmad Salman from Asia and Diana Krall, from the US,were among the many talented individuals there determined to have an impact on the world. The Clinton Global Initiative, an impressive three-day gathering of kings, presidents and subaltern NGO’s and CEO’s, is creating a new world order in philanthropy. President Clinton is creating the facts on the ground and driving this paradigm shift. Philanthropists as well as the newly wealthy without significant history of philanthropy are interested in giving money now, so that they are able see and feel the impact of their gifts during their lifetimes.Through the Clinton Global Initiative, philanthropy will set the agenda for development in low income countries, in partnership with the states or the governments. Governments have no choice but to join these engines of innovation and change: the principled entrepreneurs who see the whole picture, not only profit but the social and cultural conditions that make profit sustainable. Samina Ahmad, the manager and wife of pop star Salman Ahmad who mobilized 1.5 billion viewers with his video clip and music against AIDS, said:“The Clinton Global Initiative was an exhilarating experience for us and we carried back a lot of positive energy and are motivated to act on the commitment we made, mainly to promote global health and women’s empowerment in developing countries.We also wish to build cultural bridges through music,movies and the media in conflict ridden areas of the world.”These words reflect the heartwarming responses one could hear from the hundreds of influentials gathered in the immense ballroom. Jordan’s Queen Rania and King Abdallah spoke eloquently and President Clinton described them as an essential bridge between the Arab Islamic world and the West in this time of uncertainty and frictions.The highlight of this year’s philanthropic feast was when Richard Branson, the billionaire and CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airlines and the multi-platform Virgin brand, pledged no less than $3 billion. He wants to use ethanol for cars and develop bio-based fuels for airplanes. Global Vision interviewed a number of outstanding guests including Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, novelist and writer Mario Vargas Llosa, and the president of CARE, Dr. Helene Gayle.
Sam Cherribi, Guest Editor Global Vision, vol. 6 nr. 3, october/november 2006.
From Nicola Vidali & Jake Jacobson... an annoucement.
"Dear Italy Atlanta Films Friends,
We would like to offer our deepest thanks for your participation at the 1st Italy Atlanta Film Festival kick-off event on February 18th for Fellini's "Ginger & Fred" at the beautiful Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. We are delighted and inspired by the event's success.
We hope we can count on you to enjoy the remainder of our exciting film series throughout 2007. Our next event is designed around the superb comedy-drama "Big Night", with Stanley Tucci and Tony ("Monk") Shaloub that will be presented at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center on Thursday March 15th. Our doors open at 7.00pm for a wonderful Italian buffet followed by a brief introduction and then our film and a discussion and Q&A session with our special guest speakers. See http://www.italyatlantafilms.com/programs.html
After the more celebrative opening night on February 18th, we are going to probe deeper into each film's themes for the remainder of our series, engaging our presenters and the audience in academic and cross-cultural conversations and processes.
Also, we would like to remind you to invite your friends and associates for our exciting April screening as the Italy Atlanta Film Festival will present the American premiere of an important new work on April 12th at the splendid Rich Auditorium at the Woodruff Art Center (400 seats). The film is called "Gli Occhi dell'altro", or "Through The Eyes Of Another", directed by thrilling new talent Gianpaolo Tescari, and produced by Marco Mandelli (who we are bringing in from Rome to introduce the film!). Variety Magazine raved about the film at its European premiere calling the work "powerful, unusually mature, unflinching and superbly scripted" .You can read the entire review at http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117927494.html?categoryid=31&cs=1&p=0. The film will be presented in 35mm and will deal with the theme of "Social and Cultural Integrations". The lively post-discussions of each film will be the trademark of our continuing screenings throughout the festival.
Again, we cherish your time and consideration for our efforts as we continue to build the strong ties between the Italian and Atlantan communities through this ground-breaking cultural film series. We welcome your comments and ideas.
Love, Peace & Good Movies, Nicola Vidali & Jake Jacobson Co- Producers Italy Atlanta Film Festival"
"Sam Cherribi, a sociologist at Emory University believes our very national identity is at stake and the next generation of voters and leaders is at risk of emotionally dropping out of public life precisely because of the Internet's effect on news. He says it’s “a miracle” to hear a student mention reading stories in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution or the New York Times. Most go online to catch up on events and, once there, they are barraged with information."
Salman Rushdie, the controversial and award-winning author of The Satanic Verses, has accepted an invitation to become a professor in Emory's English department. A senior Emory official with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed Rushdie's acceptance. Vice President of Communications Ron Sauder would not corroborate the decision on Thursday. The appointment of the British-Indian writer makes Rushdie arguably the second best-known professor at Emory, after former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.