A World More

Prosperous

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed….”

“To remain secure and prosperous themselves, wealthy nations must extend the kind of cooperation to the less fortunate members that will inspire hope, confidence and progress.”

– President Dwight D. Eisenhower

CONSTRUCTING AN ECOSYSTEM OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Egypt “If we’re going to think about what’s most crucial to creating peace and security, not just in the Middle East but in the world, a part of that is providing access to opportunity.” – Dina Sherif Dina Sherif (Egypt ’15) is the chief executive officer of Ahead of the Curve, a company working across the Middle East to create inclusive and sustainable economies by providing training and support for socially-responsible entrepreneurs. As a result of her fellowship, Sherif realized …

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A GOVERNMENT EVANGELIST FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

United States “Small businesses make up the backbone of the global economy, not just the American economy.” — Nagesh Rao G. Nagesh Rao (USA ’16) was the Chief Technologist, Senior Policy Advisor and Geek in Residence at the United States Small Business Administration, and in March 2018 became the Director of Business Technology Solutions (BiTs) at the federal agency. Simply put, that means he is one of the government’s main evangelists and change agents for entrepreneurship in the sciences and …

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CREATING CITIES OF THE FUTURE

Spain, Indonesia  “I went from theory to practice, and from local to global.”  —Alfonso Vegara (Spain ’87) Alfonso Vegara, calls himself an architect who builds the cities of the future. His motivation for his work is that he believes the key challenges of humanity can be addressed at the scale of the city. Solutions for challenges such as social integration, climate change and job creation can all be faced through urban design and planning. After his fellowship, he went on …

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