.Brian Beedham, foreign editor of The Economist for a quarter of a century, died this week, aged 87 F or nearly all the 25 years leading up to the collapse of communism in 1989, two intellects dominated the pages of The Econ- omist. They were Norman Macrae, as dep- uty editor, and Brian Beedham, as foreign editor. Their marks were influential, endur- ing-and quite different. Norman, who died in 2010, relished iconoclasm, and orig- inal ideas sprang like a fountain from his ef- fervescent mind. Brian, bearded, tweed- jacketed and pipe-smoking (or pipe-pok- ing), held ideas that were more considered. It was he who provided the paper’s atti- tude to the post-war world. In that world, nothing was as important as seeing off communism, which in turn could be achieved only by the unyielding exercise of American strength. This view was not in itself unusual. What made it re- markable, and formidable, were the clarity, elegance and intellectual power with which it was propounded. No issue demanded the exercise of these qualities more than the Vietnam war, and probably none caused Brian more an- guish. A man of great kindness, and with- out a hint of vanity or pretension, he was far from being either a heartless ideologue or a primitive anti-communist (though he never visited either Russia or Vietnam to put his opinions to the test). But his unwa- vering defence of American policy drew criticism from both colleagues and readers. Why did he persist in pounding such a lonely trail, even after it had become clear that the American venture in South-East Asia was doomed? The short answer was conviction. His anti-communism was born of a love affair with America. As a young man, at Leeds Grammar School and Oxford, his politics had been leftish. They might have stayed that way. But in 1955 ambition bore him from the Yorkshire Post to The Economist where, after a few months, he won a Commonwealth Fund fellowship and with it a year study- ing local politics in the South and the West of the United States. In America Brian dis- covered a national ideology based on indi- vidualism, bottom-up democracy and an active belief in liberty that meant pro- blems could be solved at home and na- tions could be freed abroad. This was ex- actly in tune with his own emerging ideas. The dispassionate romantic Coming from drab, class-ridden, 1950s Brit- ain, Brian might have stayed. But he felt in- dubitably British. The Suez crisis was be- ginning just as he left for America in August 1956; he so strongly backed the in- vasion of Egypt that he volunteered his ser- vice to the British military attache in Wash- ington, ready even to give up his new American adventure to fight for this hopeless cause. And though he later became enthusiastic about direct democracy (an en- thusiasm, like that for homeopathic pills, which was fostered by his links with Swit- zerland through Barbara, his wife), he was a monarchist to the end. Suspicious of intellectuals, Brian rel- ished exposing the soft, less-than-rigorous- ly-thought-out (he was fond of hyphens) orthodoxies of the liberal left. As foreign editor, he liked to draw unsparing compar- isons between the Soviet Union and the Nationalist regime in South Africa: to deny freedom on the basis of ideological convic- tions, he argued, was no less objectionable than denying it on the basis of colour. It was no doubt Brian’s command of words that helped to make him our Washington correspondent in 1958 and then, in 1963, foreign editor. In this role he wrote leaders on all manner of topics, often argu- ing a difficult case: for nuclear weapons, say; for supporting Israel (another of his unshakable causes) when sentiment was running otherwise; or indeed for the do- mino theory itself, which was never so ringingly defended. Brian was equally skilled as a sub-edi- tor. Articles that arrived on his desk with no clear beginning, end or theme were turned, apparently effortlessly, into some- thing perfectly sharp and coherent. More annoyingly for authors, articles that were perfectly coherent were sometimes turned with a few tweaks, deft as a paw-dab from one of his beloved cats, into pieces that said something quite different from what had been intended. A statement of fact might be qualified by “it is said” or the American invasion of Cambodia would become a “counter-attack”. These intrusions could be difficult to square with The Economist's tradition of open-mindedness; especially as Brian’s own mind was more contradictory than it seemed. His favourite conversation-part- ners were men like Henry “Scoop” Jackson and Richard Perle, hawkish intervention- ists; but he also had an acquaintance, al- most friendship, with at least one kgb man at the Soviet embassy in the 1980s. Away from work, the world he was analysing weekly was kept at bay. He did not own a television set, and found the best use of computers was to listen to American civil-war songs. Some of his pieces were pounded out on an ancient Ol- ivetti in a turret of Barbara’s family castle in the Alps, surrounded by peaks and clouds. Deep down he was a romantic, capable of great human feeling, whose head con- stantly seemed to remind him to keep a rein on his heart. He wrote sympathetical- ly and perceptively about Islam, and mov- ingly about refugees-especially boat peo- ple, and especially if they were Vietnam- ese. They were making his point for him....The Economist May l6th 2015

.................................................................................................................................................................america's media crisis started with its biggest brands...Help teachers and children generatethe most exciting jobs creation game? A 21st C mashup of a board game like monopoly, a quiz like trivial pursuits, and both a mass media and an app such as jobs creation sharkette tank?. more : why not blog your peoples search for world record jobs creators ..last 7 years of generation of changing education
1 the board - maps of large continents and small islands, of super cities and rural villages, transportation routes for exchanging what people make connected to webs like Jack Ma's gateways where 3000 people co-create live for a day before linking in their networks (Notes on valuing freedom and happiness) join 25th year of debating whether we the parnets and youth can change education in tine to be sustainable
2 rules of jobs-rich trading games - lifelong grade 1 to 69, beginners to experienced connecting many previous games - eg game 1 if your region has no access to a seaport, how are trading dryports developed
3 backup every trial game ever played including successes & failures, searchable by valuable collaboration factors; geographically neighbouring, match particular skill (eg electrical engineerings) around the world
3.1 cases and the cultural lessons from future history that worldwide youth will need to translate if they are to be the sustainability generation
3.2 unexpected joys; eg often the most exciting innovations for linking the sustainability generation come from communities that had the least connections - eg some of the games best players are the women and girls who developed bangladesh as 8th most populous nation starting with next to nothing at independence in 1971; case sino-english translation of world record book of jobs creators- can you help us translate this into other mother tongues - isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com us we chat line 240 316 8157 - click to diary of good news youth journalism trips 8 to china, 1 korea, 3 arab emirates, 13 bangladesh 1 to japan

Thursday, November 30, 2000

nov 2000 is for tracking millennials pan americas progress

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continent process of YABT -near the start of the 21st C when a peruvian youth foilowed by a colombian youth landed in dc with letters from their governments demanding a pan continental youth entrepreneur contest and debriefing every 3 years at the summit of heads of state -this has become the most exciting collaboration entrepreneur process across a continent -here's news from youth meet up with heads of states Panama Summit April 2015
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IV Foro de Jóvenes de las Américas

Jóvenes adoptan Declaración de Juventud en la VII Cumbre de las Américas
Jóvenes adoptan Declaración de Juventud en la VII Cumbre de las Américas
El IV Foro de Jóvenes de las Américas (IV Foro) tuvo lugar los días 8 y 9 de abril de 2015 en la Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá en el marco de la VII Cumbre de las Américas. Más de 400 jóvenes representaron alrededor de 5.000 jóvenes de todos los Estados Miembros de la OEA para elevar su voz al más alto nivel de gobierno. Y por primera vez en la historia, jóvenes cubanos participaron en el proceso de la Cumbre de las Américas.

Como resultado del IV Foro, los jóvenes adoptaron la "Declaración de Juventud de Panamá" y un plan de acción.
Descárgate la revista del IV Foro
Descárgate la revista del IV Foro
Si no pudiste acompañarnos en persona, te invitamos a leer las Memorias del IV Foro y echarle un vistazo a nuestra publicación oficial del IV Forodisponible en español e inglés.
Jóvenes presentan Declaración de Juventud a las autoridades
Jóvenes presentan Declaración de Juventud a las autoridades
El 9 de abril, cinco jóvenes líderes de Panamá, Chile y Cuba presentaron los principales aportes de cada uno de los Grupos de Trabajo ante el recién electo Secretario General de la OEA, S.E. Luis Almagro. Este encuentro se consolidó como su primera participación con los jóvenes y YABT.

En la Ceremonia de Clausura del IV Foro, los jóvenes hicieron entrega de la Declaración de Juventud a S.E. Juan Carlos Varela, Presidente de Panama, S.E. Luis Guillermo Solís, Presidente de Costa Rica. Asimismo, se contó con la presencia de S.E. Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretario General de la OEA, y Jorge Familiar, Vicepresidente del Banco Mundial. Este acto subrayó la importancia de la juventud para la definición de la agenda hemisférica

El 10 de abril y como parte del Foro de la Sociedad y de los Actores Sociales, los jóvenes presentaron la Declaración de la Juventud, en donde participaron los presidentes de Colombia, Estados Unidos y Panamá.
TIC Americas concluye exitosamente su X edición
Consulta virtual
Un total de 2.734 equipos presentaron sus proyectos en respuesta a los ejes temáticos de la VII Cumbre de las Américas y divididos en cuatro categorías: Innovación Económica, Innovación Social, Emprendimiento Cultural de las Américas y Eco-Reto.

Para las finales, 32 equipos de 17 países tuvieron la oportunidad de participar en el IV Foro y hacer su pitch ante los presidentes, altos ejecutivos, inversionistas, medios de prensa y organismos multilaterales en busca de oportunidades de inversión, alianzas y visibilidad internacional.No te pierdas estas fotos exclusivas de la Expo de TIC Americas.

YABT agradece el apoyo y la confianza brindada por nuestros socios, el Banco Mundial, el Gobierno de Panamá, la Secretaría General de la OEA, la Secretaría Ejecutiva para el Desarrollo Integral de la OEA y Dell por hacer del IV Foro una realidad. Asimismo, queremos extender nuestros agradecimientos a PepsiCo, Central American Bottling Corporation y nuestro nuevo socio, Postobón S.A., por apoyar el potencial del emprendimiento juvenil a través del Eco-Reto 6.0.
Conoce a los Ganadores del X TIC Americas
Consulta virtual
Los 12 ganadores del X TIC Americas fueron: MedRegis (Barbados) y PlataformaSaude (Brasil) en la categoría de Innovación Social; Agrocentral (Jamaica) y TeachLr (Venezuela) en la categoría de Innovación Económica; Mayan Pitz (Guatemala) en la categoría de Emprendimiento Cultural de las Américas; Kapokara (Ecuador) como favorito de la audiencia. Para la categoría de Eco-Reto 6.0, los ganadores fueron L.O.O.P (Perú), Cocumo (Venezuela), EVA de (Brasil), AllGreenUp (Chile), Eco-Vida (Nicaragua) y Water Pacifics (Colombia).
Se unen el BID y YABT para apoyar jóvenes en el Caribe
Durante el panel de Enlaces de Liderazgo +Social Good en el IV Foro, Ignacio de León, especialista del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), anunció la cooperación entre el BID y YABT para brindar apoyo a los jóvenes del Caribe.
La OEA y la Universidad de Kookmin (Corea del Sur) ofrecen becas para un Boot-Camp de 7 semanas este verano. La fecha límite es el 21 de mayo. Saber más

Global Good Fund busca emprendedores para su programa de entrenamiento y coaching. La fecha límite es el 2 de junio. Saber más

Plan Internacional te invita a participar en el III Concurso de Fotografía y Exhibición "Por ser Niña". La fecha límite es el 29 de agosto. Saber más

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Special Edition
The IV Young Americas Forum 

Young People adopted the Youth Declaration at the VII Summit of the Americas
Jóvenes adoptan Declaración de Juventud en la VII Cumbre de las Américas
The IV Young Americas Forum (IV Forum) took place in April 8-9, 2015 in Panama City, Panama within the framework of the VII Summit of the Americas. More than 400 youth delegates representing over 5,000 young people from all OAS Member States raise their voice at the highest level of government. And for the first time in history, young Cubans participated in the process of the Summit of the Americas.

As a result of the IV Forum, young people adopted the "Youth Declaration of Panama" and an action plan.
Download the IV Forum Magazine
Descárgate la revista del IV Foro
If you could not join us in person, we invite you to read the Memories of the IV Forum and have a look at our official publication of the IV Forumavailable in Spanish and English.
Youth presented the IV Forum Declaration to the authorities
Jóvenes presentan Declaración de Juventud a las autoridades
On April 9, five young leaders from Panama, Chile and Cuba presented the main contributions of each Working Groups before the newly elected Secretary General of the OAS, H.E. Luis Almagro. This meeting was consolidated as his first activity with youth and YABT.

In the closing ceremony of the IV Forum, young people handed out the Youth Declaration to H.E. Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, H.E. Luis Guillermo Solis, President of Costa Rica. OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and World Bank Vice-presidente Jorge Familiar also took part in this ceremony. Their participation in this event highlighted the importance of youth in defining the hemispheric agenda.

On April 10, as part of Civil Society Forum, two young leaders presented the Youth Declaration, where the presidents of Colombia, the United States and Panama participated.
TIC Americas successfully concluded its X edition
Consulta virtual
A total of 2,734 teams presented their projects in response to the subthemes of the VII Summit of the Americas and were divided into four categories: Economic Innovation, Social Innovation, Cultural Entrepreneurship in the Americas and Eco-Challenge.

For the finals, 32 teams from 17 countries partipated in the IV Forum. In doing so, they made their pitch to presidents, CEOs, investors, media and multilateral organizations officials, which opened a window of opportunity or every finalist team to access investment, partnerships, and international visibility. Do not miss these exclusive photos of the TIC Americas Expo.

YABT appreciates the support and trust placed by its partners, the World Bank, the Government of Panama, the General Secretariat of the OAS, the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development of the OAS and Dell, in making the IV Forum a reality. We also extend our thanks to PepsiCo, Central American Bottling Corporation and our new partner, Postobón S.A., for sponsoring the Eco-Challenge 6.0.
Meet the winners of the X TIC Americas
Consulta virtual
The 12 winners of the X TIC Americas are: MedRegis (Barbados) and PlataformaSaude (Brazil) for Social Innovation; Agrocentral (Jamaica) and TeachLr (Venezuela) for Economic Innovation; Mayan Pitz (Guatemala) for the Americas Cultural Entrepreneurship Award; and Kapokara (Ecuador) as the People's Choice Award. The winners for the Eco-Challenge are: L.O.O.P (Peru), Cocumo (Venezuela), EVA Water (Brazil), AllGreenUp (Chile), Eco-Vida (Nicaragua) and Water Pacifics (Colombia).
YABT and the IDB work together to support youth
During the panel "Leadership Links + Social Good – Further actions", Ignacio de León from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the cooperation agreement between YABT and the IDB to support young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean.
The OAS and Kookmin University (South Korea) offer scholarships for a 7-week Summer Boot-Camp on Entrepreneurship. Deadline is due May 21.Learn more

The Global Good Fund is recruiting entrepreneurs for its 2016 fellowship program. Deadline is due June 2. Learn More 

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