.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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#Br10 all time search for who helps latin america out of usa

i dont speak latin languages (so dont claim deep research capabilities) but from 2012 friends and i have done a lot if seaching out of dc- and including 2 trips to vatican and their main youth-in community summit alumni premiosciacca.it - i trust this will be reviewed as one of the to 20 youth expo models during jack ma and other 2020 review of youth expos leading to and from Maolympics and supplemented by unhabita report intddned to introduce league table of 20020 giorls and bous most friendly cities for ll to grow up in

inspired by jim kim and other frabscican cultures- especially how paulo frier methonds have linked much of the bottom up gilrd empowerment world including bangladesh

there are a lot of paradoxes
while the iadb runs a city as socila innovation summit that features amazing latin amwerican youth entrepreneurs its hard to connecvt with erst of yera unless you are in-circles

then agikan note below suggest city like mexico is far behind
even when latin americans ar also priminent in unhabotat secretariat

the connections of managers at world bank never really live up to the first yera of take it on chalenges jim kim and pope francis celebrated'poeru and columbia started a year rounnd yabt engtrepreneur comoetition whose main winners are featired the day befiore the triannaial americas eladership summit

but noe of this really cone together- its realy hard to find out if finbtech modelas are scaling anywhere in latin america tghe way they are in bangalls, china and india

THE SHAME OF LATIN MICROCREDIT
Lynne Pateerson's work excluded, the accion IPO was a disgrace of mexico's leading microcredit; the failure between 2010-2102 to live up to queen sofia's challenge to tyry kenya's jamii bora in all major latin am slum cities was tragic- kenya was the lab for ;linking all sorts of youth tech incluidng mpesa, ihub  etc; leadership politicains seem still to be in landownmers pockets- i cant understand how little brazil mad e of a chnace in world stage (world cup and olumpics) - i have known some rio favela hubs since 2010 and the city actually ended up getting worse; latin america desperately needs some share infrastructire mpping - while china could be a very usefull freind if politicains chnage every 2 yeras and cant set up an agreed mapping process well the truth is chna has much better sme opportunities much closer to home- it still would welome long term radees on crips and mineral reseiarces from this contient but where's the youth development model deeper than that if latin americans cant collaobirate- i desperately hope i am missing something but in every other region worldrecordjobs.com has at e;last found some alumni netwporks that youth could best first social trip advide to - not yet latinam



fintech is so deperately needed so that youth can start creating gteir own livelihood in latin america nopt get traped in heartbreaking stories of travelling up through tghe contient to cross the border

americans also are not well informed - latinos will be the majority race mid 2030s in all probability- they are much of the sevice indusyry in america and desrve far better lifetime opportunities whilst drug nd other border issues dont get sorted out by ;loud mouthed politiocains

===i was trealy hoping argentina g20 would match china g20 as a great solution time but a montyh away - writing early october 2018 - losing hope -please tell me if youi see where to connect chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

the argentina g20 has been incredibly hard to connect with

ultimately in trum's dc there is so much sdistrist between latin am clountreis and those associations hq'd in dc that are supposed to help



upcoming fall 18

How Can Mexico Become More Innovative?


According to the OECD, Mexico ranks last in virtually all measures of innovation.  Whether it’s R&D funding, patents, venture capitalists, or a climate of entrepreneurship, the country is far behind the rest of the industrialized world.  Although Mexico has a growing innovation sector and pockets of start-up companies around the country, there is still a large gap compared to the rest of the industrialized world.    
 
With the sponsorship of Rassini, and in partnership with the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI), the CSIS US-Mexico Futures Initiative will convene leading thinkers and policymakers in Mexico City on Tuesday, October 23 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm CST (9:30-1:30 EST) to discuss these underlying topics.   Simultaneous translation in English and Spanish will be provided.  The event also will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person in Mexico City.

Agenda (Mexico City time):

8:00 – 8:25 a.m. Breakfast buffet
 
8:25 – 8:35 a.m. Welcoming remarks from Richard Miles (CSIS) and Mariana Campero (COMEXI)
 
8:35 – 8:55 a.m. Andrei Iancu, Director, U.S. Patent and Trade Office
 
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. How Innovative is Mexico Today?
  • Lynne Bairstow, founder and managing partner, MITA Ventures Fund
  • Ruy Cervantes, Founder of Ideas to Results (ID2R)
  • Alejandra Palacios, President of the Federal Commission on Economic Competitiveness (COFECE)
  • Alberto Saracho Martínez, Executive Director, Fundacíon Idea (moderator)
  • Vlatko Vlatkovic, Director General, General Electric Infrastructure Querétaro
 
10:05 – 11:05 a.m. How Does a Country Get More Inventors and Entrepreneurs?
  • Richard Miles, CSIS (moderator)
  • Dr. Paul Sanberg, Founder, National Academy of Inventors, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Jackson Streeter, Director, Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, Gainesville, Florida
  • Demetrio Strimpopulos, founder, BanRegioLabs
 
11:05 – 11:15 a.m.      Break
 
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. What Should Governments Be Doing, and Not Doing?
  • Sergio Alcocer, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Mario de la Cruz, Director of Government Affairs, CISCO
  • Jacobo González Torres, Jalisco State Government (moderator)
  • Nicolás Grosman, McKinsey Global Institute for Latin America
  • Miguel Ángel Margain, Director of the Instituto Mexicano de Propiedad Industrial (IMPI)
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.     Concluding remarks

 

Register
https://www.csis.org/node/47679

Saturday, June 13, 2015

World Bank Group and IMF to Hold 2015 Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru

September 14, 2012
The 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund will take place in Lima, Peru, in October 2015, following a vote by the Boards of Governors of the two institutions.
The Annual Meetings—which bring together ministers of finance and central bank governors from the institutions’ 188 member countries—provide a unique opportunity for a broad dialogue on issues of global economic importance. They serve to discuss international economic and financial developments, the state of the global economy, and policies to reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth.
The Annual Meetings also provide a forum for civil society, the private sector, academics and others to engage in discussions on economic issues.
The last time the Annual Meetings were held in Latin America was in 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Monday, June 8, 2015

please tell us if washington dc is staging any celebrations on road to peru or Francis' road to DC

Please tell us if dc is staging any events celebrating road to peru oct 5 to oct 11 world bank lima (as well as related Franciscan road to Dc 23 september) -more on curriculum of POP

jim kim speech see minute 3.46- "I am Peruvian in my heart" and World Bank looks forward to celebrating Peru's wonderful progress


2 peru with smnithsonian has major arts exhibition on mall this summer
-peruvian children delegation at children olympiads International Child Art Foundation - harnessing children's imaginations for positive social change june 30 on elipse Mall june 30 onward coordinated by