Saving Human species: Geneva since 1946- can multilateral engineering Unite Peoples' Sustainability goals; Glasgow 1760 can engineering 0.1 develop humanity? Franciscans Rome since 1200s can cultures mediate peace & trade for good. Since 1972 can of Asian Villages Empower every locality from pre-school up? RSVP to celebrate meta-citizens supporting UN2.0 and youth as first susdtainability generation
HELP US TOUR YOUR LIVESMATTERCITY RSVP CHRIS.MACRAE@YAHOO.CO.UK Good news : future 8 billion peoples want to value2020 top alumni group Fazle Abed- search your top WRJ if not found rsvp who are top job creating economists by practice - health -refugee sports green hong kong
DUBAI + 2021 Entrepreneurial Revolutions top 12 countdown
1 dhaka : hk hkft singapore
2 oxbridge
...glasgow adam smith cop26 november with italy &.
3abc hong kong fintech
4abc seoul and busan
5abc Vienna geneva & Hague
6abc ny state community corridors
7abc nordica
8abc haidian-beijing youth
9abc barcelona rome
10 abc uae stanford & valley ,, boston
12 abc tokyo
ER begun 1976 The Economist 1 2
lives matter-can human-tech leap over value chains of shelf -safety*health*education*loveq*finance
17 sdgs Map-Notes
G1M.N : G2 M.N : G3 M.N : G4 M.N: G5 M:N

latest heroic city medellin .what happened to humans in last 75 years
Questions about 45th annually top 10 entrepreneurial revolution spaces-Why is hong kong top? First the virus has caused a general post- places where people havent em;powered schools to practice humanity online are finding out how dismally unsustainable drowning in fake media can be- why has dhaka fallen out? how did new york state (outofwallstreet) make a comeback after 12 subprimed years? how did vienna leap ahead of geneva?...why do we still value uae-jordan? will adam smith's LOG make a comeback in time for the sustainability generation to be reality? how did new zealand make a comeback for first time in 15 years? why no west coast entries? why no african entry : it breaks our heart that kenya fell out and the good news is there are small countries now leaping ahead but it doesnt do them any favor to headline them until africa more coopreread the economist 1976 survey on entrepreneurial revolution- searching for an alternative to west's big 3 of corop-gov-foundation so that small start up leapfroging could match reality that 90% of innovations improving human lot were incubated msall and relmteslly over time not by 90 day profit if you cant exponentially see that a business model devoid of goodwill multiplying stakeholder energies is the least sustainable org design in the world then quite frankly you should not be let near big data on any of the tech that according to moore's law singularity now offer trillion times more analytic capability than available to the female team at mit that coded moon landing
black lives brooklyn; asian lives hk; austrian lives vienna; scottish lives glasgow; romance/conscious lives barcelona, rome, paris, digital connection lives NZ- rsvp if your young citizens lives matter
hangzhou.. > hong kong
dhaka and rome and glasgow where love is all we need to end virus and other risks to every community's health and trade

welcome optimistic mapping - thanks to 1760 maps of 2 glasgow university men engineer Watt and market ethics system designer Smith

ideologies that seem to confine 1.5 billion people to be more than 3 times poorer than americans make no sense -why not celebrate every way chinese - diaspora as well as mainlanders- unites sdg- generations goals- china number 1 country to help small enterprise Soc5 and IR4 with - see why at; america always be 21st C friend- how else can we celebrate the best of english and coding languages with youth www or text washington dc (+1) 240 316 8157
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Thursday, April 30, 2020

50 collab new yorks since 2008

update may 2022 - see - why we applaud unu 767 3rd ave
collab cidei with btonkx lehman colege - spencer africa diaspora netwirks with muhammad yunus 2000 book clyb rachel microfimnace and irrifation network
.music www - comnnects top japan wakkl streettimms book - connects all youth anctions and limncoln centre as well as timms previous 92 y events.leonbotein .com connects all soros stidens as well as bard and borsein connects yuu nsu8 networks and julliard.other potentail superstars livesmatter - or fashions or... opther under 30 creative supply chains...>.
...inner city groups - medgar ecers - cuny -ispppirted with film premiers eg micheal moore- open space brrokly soros osociety - bard college... raimbow summit wall street -chicagos main inner city networks
baltimore main networks rev al hathway
.many other brookly nnetwoiks eg brooklyn radio- brooklyn social justive lawyers; btooklyn estate lawyers...>.
.worlds main education for under30 sustainability networks
abed billion women asian empowermemnt.
imnsode unh unicek gordon brown educationcannot wait tjeir world.connetions of jack ma advising multiple digital cooperation enwtks of guterres since ai networks with eg>.
.#ai hall of dame woth noe neumann and 2 bigrahers - 30 years of vone neumann maps#aifior good leading un tech netwiorks iry geneva as well as guterres summit future.wall street fintech and esg including scwarzman networks.esg dept modeling including connection ny carnegie berlin singapore....>.

can ny save america

update for 2022 - where to connect your nhetworks first in new york 1 2

upd jan 18 2022 - bloombergthanks  quiz on futures of 15 trillion dollars market places from pharma to air travel

mapping update feb 22

Spencer I think there are 4 main ny conversations I'd like to help advance but I am not sure which is best first fit with you:

*unite musicians for good eg lincoln centre 92y

*unite education eg teachforall and Unicef

*humanise artificial intel. fintech, ESG ie wall street connects

*innercity brooklyn - particularly black and hispanic college and 20 somethings - and open society local strengths (huge focus of soros funds but where covid came before he announced this regional focus between brooklyn and new york state)

(of  course there is also climate and health and peace in europe)

do you have any blackout days on week of 7-11 or 14-18 - the music compass is one where I could try phone up ahead and fix a high level diary slot; the other compasses could connect several people I know but no one hi-level first contact obvious; probably each compass depends on whether we can make a local breakthrough - i explained why from  data I have wendy kopp is probably most important education breakthrough out of new york and in her case she is working on both inside usa teach for america and with her husbands charter schools and globally (with 60 national branches -many are in the middle of border issues -indeed it would be urgent  time to ask which of her branches could help with what is at risk of europe meltdown)

If you think it is ok happy to include meeting with you where we go inside all my linkedin and lunchclub links to see which most overlap with people you want to network out of new york. Also, I will try and make a ny organsiation map over the weekend (iun parallel to one already made for boston) but quite frankly most of the systems change I am trying to work on depends on interpersonal multipliers which is probably a core dynamic of what rebecca's ei and womens empowerment approach actions far deeper than I can do on my own

did you say that the main foundations /funders you work for are clustered in any particular subregion of new york - fortunatley the metro connects us quickly but frankly there are patches of new york where I understand student hubs and others that I have no maps of 

i live in washington dc region but new york is really the only place in usa where this question started to be permitted after suprime crisis in 2008

what if ny was as famous at at livelihood education as it is at finance new york is arguably the most integrated state in terms of a common identity which eg past gov cuomo used to call both tough and loving- about half of the 20 million people live in the city and suburbs- there were projections before the virus that the suburbs expected another 5 million plus by 2030 -if so livelihood creation will be even more important of all lives matter to new yorkers

new york city is the only world class subway in america -ie capable of serving 10 million people conveniently and economically

new yorkers can explain infrastructire as america's biggest failing to other americans - although gppd for new york citizens its riduculous there is no billet train jup to boston and down to dc- both could be within abut 1 hours reach if americans had dlearnt what eg japan followers started to learn from early 1960s

one of the challenges of living 1970-2020 with 100 times more etch connectivity each decade is that places which dont help their peoples real movement connections keep up are likely to fall ever further behind ;post industrial economies and the 2020s convergence of technologies

we welcome conversations on all of the above- the coron virus will likely make debates on what is happening to the future of america even more stark - lets hope that every lesson rest of usa could learn from ny will be

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

 hello we host monthly blended dialogues metaverse practice for SDGs with john kiehl soundtracknewyork  flatiron-please connect if you'd like to join in -  johns built relationships 45 years ; happy to map other ny digital cooperation villages chris

we also know some ny coumty's commisoners for human rights- we'd love to help connect agendas scaling com unity associated with these kinds of leaders - welcome Q&A

Schmidt Futures, Rhodes Trust Announce "Rise" Program To Develop Next Generation Of Talent By Identifying, Supporting Young, Rising Leaders Around The World

Rise to create global network, opportunities for youth as they work together to do more for others

Rise, an Initiative of Schmidt Futures and The Rhodes Trust 
Nov 13, 2019, 05:01 ET

NEW YORK and OXFORD, EnglandNov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that the world's most important problems will be solved by tomorrow's leaders, Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust announced today the Rise program to increase opportunity for exceptional young people worldwide to serve their communities throughout their lives. Rise is the anchor program under a commitment also announced today by Eric and Wendy Schmidt—founders of Schmidt Futures—to dedicate $1 billion across their philanthropic initiatives to find and elevate talent across disciplines to serve others and help address the most pressing global issues. 
"All around the world there are brilliant and visionary people who could do so much more to help their communities and the world if they had the support and opportunity," said Eric Schmidt. "All too often, those individuals are isolated at a very young age and don't have access to the resources that can help them develop their ideas. Rise will find and connect these exceptional young people—and give them individualized support they need—so they can work together to serve others."
Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, will build a lifelong community of students, teachers, and institutions across sectors who aim to serve others. The program, which will seek young people between the ages of 15 and 17 from around the world, will be designed to encourage a lifetime of service and learning by providing support that could include scholarships, career services, and funding opportunities to help these leaders serve others for decades to come. 
The first annual competition for Rise in 2020 will begin to build a global community of students, teachers, and others—including a larger group of finalists worldwide and ultimately at least 100 extraordinary young people each year who show the potential to have a unique impact on their communities with more connection and support. Those young people who advance through the final stages of the competition will be invited to attend a residential fellowship before their final year of high school that will support them as they consider how to serve others, how to become leaders, and how to transition to higher education and careers. Other opportunities will include the potential to apply for scholarship funding for education, mentorship and other assistance tailored to their specific needs and interests, and a variety of career services as part of the Rise network. 
To encourage service, Rise will invite its community members to make service commitments together and develop a platform to match network members with common interests. In addition, Rise plans to support non-profits or other social enterprises that Rise network members drive together to serve others.  Finalists and others in the Rise network will have the opportunity to compete for as-needed funding to launch or scale their ventures; funds are intended to be designated for these purposes in a total pooled amount of at least $5 million per year of the program. 
"Through our philanthropic work over the past 13 years, we know that investing in people and giving them the tools and support they need to develop and implement their ideas can lead to exceptional solutions to global problems—from protecting our planet's fragile ecosystem to ensuring every individual has access to fresh air, clean water and healthy food," said Wendy Schmidt. "By identifying emerging talent in all disciplines, we can support them and their ideas as they work on solutions we can't even imagine today."
"We share Eric and Wendy Schmidt's commitment to developing tomorrow's young leaders and believe that Rise is an incredible opportunity to identify talent early and nurture these public-spirited young people who have the potential to do extraordinary things. We have seen firsthand the power of creating a lifelong network of exceptional talent and the importance of being part of a vibrant community of moral engagement and mutual support," said Elizabeth Kiss, Warden and CEO of the Rhodes Trust.
The vision behind Rise—to develop talent for public good—is also at the heart of both the Rhodes Trust and Schmidt Futures missions. Their partnership follows the 2017 launch of the Schmidt Science Fellows program—a post-doctoral program developed to give the world's best aspiring scientific minds a broader perspective, the ability to engage in an interdisciplinary way and the opportunity to make a lasting impact on society.
"We are excited to work with Schmidt Futures to develop a global program for young people who show intellect, resilience, and integrity, which have always been key values for the Rhodes Trust. We look forward to witnessing how these teenagers will develop into tomorrow's leaders across all disciplines in every country," added Sir John Bell GBE, Chair of the Rhodes Trustees and Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford.
"If one person alone can change the world, just imagine the power of what a network of exceptional people could do to help others," said Eric Braverman, CEO of Schmidt Futures. "The work ahead for Schmidt Futures with partners like the Rhodes Trust is clear: build the network everywhere we can, bet on the network's collective potential, strengthen its connections, and help the best ideas to scale."
In the coming months, Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust will announce more details about the Rise program and its partners, as well as opportunities for teachers, students, service organizations, and others from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to become involved in the Rise network. For more information, visit
To hear an interview with Eric and Wendy Schmidt about their new talent commitment, click here.
Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative, founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that finds exceptional people and helps them do more for others together. Schmidt Futures knits talent into networks, bets on the most promising ideas through diverse forms of competition and support, and equips people to scale through partners and modern tools. To realize this vision, Schmidt Futures uses a broad set of tools—including gifts, grants, investments, and startup activity—for charitable, educational, and commercial efforts with a public purpose. For more information, visit
The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world and in all fields of study who are impatient with the way things are and who have the courage to act. Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards that provide transformative educational opportunities. Established in 1903, they are the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarships in the world. Over 8,000 Rhodes Scholars have gone on to serve at the forefront of government, education, the arts, NGOs, commerce, research and other sectors. They are well-known advocates for expanded social justice and have advanced the frontiers of science and medicine. For more information, visit
SOURCE Rise, an Initiative of Schmidt Futures and The Rhodes Trust

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one of the reasons why the whole of the usa should be concerned about its 21st C langiage deficit is discussed in this tedx by jaumont co-aurhor of the gift of languages in this tedx -

Kathleen Stein-Smith at TEDxFairleighDickinsonUniversity

Translator: Nadia Gabriel Reviewer: Ellen Maloney
I'd like to talk to you today about the US foreign language deficit,
and how it impacts our economic and national security.
The first question that a lot of people are going to say
when introduced to a new concept is: "What is it?"
They might then say,
"Why should I care? What does it matter?"
And then, if you do get engaged,
you're going to conclude by saying, "What can I do? How can I help?"
I'd like to lead off with, again, a reference to Edward Snowden.
Recently, in August of 2013,
among the information that he did release,
was also information about the black budgets
of the United States government.
And of course, looking at the foreign language numbers,
I was amazed to read that
in all our federal intelligence services in the United States -
and that's about one million people -
we have about 900 people who are fluent in Chinese.
And about 1,900 who are fluent in all of the Middle-Eastern languages combined.
That's amazing, taking into consideration
the geopolitical importance of those regions.
Okay, now here's an old joke:
A person who speaks two languages is bilingual.
A person who speaks three languages is trilingual.
A person who speaks four or more languages is multilingual.
A person who speaks one language is an American.
An old joke, but still very very true.
Okay, what is this language deficit?
According to a Gallup poll, only 20 to 25 per cent of Americans
feel comfortable having a conversation, engaging in conversation,
in a language other than English.
According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,
only 18.5 per cent of K-12 students in the United States
are enrolled in a foreign language course.
At the post-secondary level, college and university level,
a mere eight per cent of college and university students
in the United States are currently enrolled
in a foreign language course.
On the other hand, 56 per cent of Europeans
feel comfortable holding a conversation in their own language, plus one.
And 28 per cent of Europeans feel comfortable
engaging in conversation in at least two languages other than their own.
How long has the foreign language deficit been around?
Is it new? Not really.
You can find discussion of it back to the 1940s.
But in the contemporary era, the contemporary conversation,
we can place the beginning in 1979.
The report "Strength Through Wisdom,"
a report from a presidential commission.
That started the conversation.
And what really increased the momentum,
was the book published in 1980, the following year,
by Senator Paul Simon,
"The Tongue-Tied American: Confronting the Foreign Language Crisis."
That was published in 1980.
Alright, we know what it is, you've seen the numbers.
You've seen the beginning of it,
the origins of the foreign language deficit.
But why does it really matter?
Well, it really does matter
because 75 per cent of the world's population
does not speak English.
Also, our relative lack of communication affects business, government,
all over the world.
It also affects us personally,
limiting our personal, professional, and career options.
There has been so much written on the US foreign language deficit,
over so many years,
by educators, by government, by industry leaders,
by business education leaders.
And I just want to point out a few of, I think, the most relevant, documents.
[Why Does It Matter? From Forbes]
Forbes, in 2012, a blog post,
America's foreign language deficit, written by the president of Cornell,
and one of the officers of Cornell University.
A little bit earlier in 2012, in June,
the Council on Foreign Relations.
Another blog post, "Foreign languages and US economic competitiveness."
How important is that?
At about the same time, the Council on Foreign Relations
published a piece written by the president of the Council,
the Council for Applied Linguistics,
"Languages for Jobs Initiative."
How clear is the connection?
Still, why does it matter?
What about Senate hearings?
There are numerous Government Accountability Office reports,
and also Senate hearings.
Two of the most recent took place in 2010 and 2012.
"Closing the Language Gap:
Improving the Federal Government Foreign Language Capabilities," in 2010.
And then even more alarmingly, "A National Security Crisis:
Foreign Language Capabilities in the Federal Government."
Across governmental agencies,
from law enforcement, to technology, to intelligence gathering.
But still, why does it really matter?
University of Phoenix, alright, their research institute,
now known as the Apollo Research Institute,
has published two major reports on foreign languages and the work place.
The first one, "The Great Divide: Worker and Employer Perspectives,"
on skills, what skills are going be demanded.
And then the second report,
"Current and Future Foreign Language Demands in the Workplace."
Both in 2011.
Still, why does it matter if we still need to be convinced?
"The Language Flagship," released in 2009,
a report "What Business Wants: Language Needs in the 21st Century."
It's what business wants.
From the National Research Council in 2007,
"International Education and Foreign Language Education:
Keys to Securing America's Future."
In 2006, we had the "National Security Language Initiative,"
known for promoting the concept of critical languages.
From the Committee for Economic Development, the report,
"Education for Global Leadership: The Importance of International Studies
and Foreign Language Education for US Economic and National Security."
From the Department of Defense, "Defense Language Transformation Roadmap,"
first promulgated in 2005.
Now we know what it is, and we know how much it matters,
to us as a nation, to us individually.
What can we do?
We can act as individuals.
We can act as members of educational institutions.
We can act as businesses, business owners, business leaders, and business educators.
We can act as government, government agencies,
local government, state government, national government.
As individuals, this is self-evident,
we can learn another language.
Anyone at any age can learn a language.
Motivation is the best predictor of success.
Budget matters far less.
Motivation is key.
We can encourage our family and friends to learn another language.
Talk to your children, your parents, your cousins, your next-door neighbor.
We can advocate for foreign language education,
in our towns, in our school districts, at the state level,
and also at the national level.
If advocacy is not enough, we can become a change agent.
We can certainly vote for candidates who favor foreign language education,
we can become candidates for public office ourselves.
What can educational institutions do?
Well we're sitting here in a university library.
Educational institutions can adopt foreign language requirements,
and enforce existing ones.
However, I think possibly more interestingly,
and more importantly, in this age
where foreign language has, if not disappeared from classrooms,
has receded from university classroom.
You saw that figure of eight per cent of students
that we spoke about a couple of minutes ago.
What we also can do, as universities,
we can offer informal co-curricular
and experiential language learning experiences and opportunities.
Think of the possibilities on a campus like this.
We have students from all over the world, speaking many many different languages.
We're located in Bergen County, NJ,
surrounded, once again, by many many languages.
The possibilities here are truly endless.
What can we do about it?
Companies, large and small, can compensate, can offer
they can compensate for,
or even offer opportunities for foreign language instruction.
Onsite, or fund study that's offsite, off the company campus.
What can government do?
Government can and does do a great deal.
Government certainly can offer compensation, advancement, training
to government employees across all of the agencies
who possess or who are in the process of learning
needed foreign language skills.
We do see this across the federal government.
Government can increase tax and other advantages
for people studying foreign languages for workplace needs.
Government can also increase, actually maintain and even increase,
funding for foreign language initiatives.
As you all know, in 2008,
it's some of the foreign language programs that have been put forward, post 9/11,
they were subject to the same budget restrictions as many many other programs.
We can look to the literature.
We have a great report from the Center for Applied Linguistics,
"Building the Foreign Language Capacity We Need:
Toward a Comprehensive Strategy for a Foreign Language Framework."
Notice the use of the term "framework,"
very much inspired by language practice and language policy in the European Union.
What can we do?
The MLA, Modern Language Association, has come out with a report:
"Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World."
Notice they don't say, "Changing world."
The world has already changed.
What can we do about it?
We can learn from others.
"What We Can Learn From Foreign Language Teaching in Other Countries."
Their successes, their challenges.
"Promoting a Language Proficient Society: What You Can Do."
We have from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,
"Realizing Our Vision of Languages for All."
That was the theme of their 2005 language year.
And "Standards for Foreign Language Education," since 1996.
We have Mary Louise Pratt's piece from Silver Dialogues at NYU,
"Building a New Public Idea About Language."
There's a lot we can do.
Concluding thoughts: will we be tongue-tied or fluent?
There are encouraging signs.
Secretary of Education Duncan, then CIA director Panetta,
spoke at the national Foreign Language Summit in 2010.
In April 2013, Deputy Assistant Secretary
for International and Foreign Language Education, Clay Pell was appointed.
May 2013, the late Senator Frank Lautenberg
and Representative Rush Holt from New Jersey
introduced legislation in the House and the Senate
on foreign language education.
The next steps: Learn from the research,
learn from best practice from around the world.
The very last step:
develop a strategic social marketing plan involving all constituencies,
government, business, education.
Involve celebrities;
bilingual role models like Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Alex Rodriguez,
the list is long.
And final question: Many countries have language policies,
the United States does not.
Should the United States have a foreign language policy,