Global Citizens of the World Community: What and How Matters

As global community and global citizenship develops, The World Economic Forum identified new “Skills for the 21st-Century” including cultural awareness, adaptability and curiosity.  These HWA Speakers are global citizens who are working to build the world community not only by what they do, but how they do it.


The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) selected Adam Braun to lead their Springtime Expo GAME CHANGER SESSION for 2,500 meeting professionals on April 28th. ASAE knows that Adam’s message of global citizenship and connecting with others is not only personally inspirational but also good for business.  Organizations and individuals can take small steps to create successful and extraordinary impact at a global level, like Adam did when he turned $25 into more than 300 schools, serving more than 30,000 students around the world. 


Understanding the connected world as Vice President of the United States, Al Gore is now a highly mobilizing voice for environmental protection policies. Protecting the world we share is a global commitment requiring coordination and shared standards.  Al Gore is leading this conversation and shared policy direction.


Ronan Farrow is focused on promoting the rights of all global citizens and has advocated for foreign policy which enhances the values of global citizenship. Farrow served as a State Department diplomat in Afghanistan and Pakistan as the United States’ first special adviser for global youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He has also served as spokesperson for youth at UNICEF.  You may see him currently as an investigative reporter for the Today Show’s “#Undercovered” series.  His speeches have been selected among NPR’s “Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever” and Huffington Post’s Top 10 Speeches of the Year.


Veteran foreign affairs journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has earned her reputation as an intrepid reporter who explores a story's depth by embedding herself within it. Doing so has developed her real understanding of certain hotspots around the world, and the people within the conflict. From the chaos of ISIS in Iraq and to the stability of North America, Logan helps us pay more attention to the world beyond the U.S.  


In his recent article for Forbes, author and management guru Dov Seidman told businesses and individuals:  “Don’t Engage, Elevate.”  This philosophy sums up the global citizens p.o.v. and also  Seidman’s message in his bestseller HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything. Not only what you do is seen by all, but also how you do it. Leaders that will succeed cultivate inspiration and empathy in their colleagues, a self-driven curiosity and awareness that has more lasting effects than external motivation.  


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