Global Leadership in a Transforming World, by Gary Barnabo

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A presentation from Gary Barnabo, YPFP's President, to the 2012 G8 and G20 Youth Summit, hosted by Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership in Washington, DC.

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Global Leadership in a Transforming World, by Gary Barnabo

  1. Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership: G8 & G20 Youth SummitsGlobal Leadership in a Transforming World Gary Barnabo Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
  2. We are in an era of GLOBAL Rise of non-state and sub-state CONVERGENCE  Aging population in high actors 6 income/ northern tier New regional and global powers 1 countries New forms of cross border  Youth bulge (Middle governance Governance Demographic East, Central America and Old institutions in crisis s Africa) Nascent governance for cyber and  Migration from south to north virtual domains  Increased 5 innovation and 2 rapid technology breakthroughs Environment  Increasing  Climate change Technology connectivity and  Water stress decreasing  Asian-driven growth in communication energy demand costs  Environmental degradation  Technology and loss of biodiversity diffusion  Natural resource crunch & 4 3  Revs in competition nano, robotics, bio  Future of Arctic & space Economics /gene, AI, deep Society computing  Financial flows across borders: all crises are global  Growth of “Mega-cities” and increasing urbanization  Trade increasing as a share of global econ  Increase in infectious disease & pandemic threats activity  Greater cultural integration and resulting backlash  Growth of global middle class
  3. In today’s unpredictable world, trends and challenges are not well- understood. They are emerging and changing. Constantly. proliferation cyber global healthinstability global commons energy
  4. Information technology is radically altering societies, states, and statecraft
  5. Barack Obama did not announce Usamabin Laden’s death at a press conference… …it was live tweeted
  6. 21st century global issues demand solutions that involve EVERYONE Business Governmen Civil t Society
  7. The 3i World INTERDEPENDENCE INTERCONNCETEDNESS INTEGRATIONThe interdependence of the global landscape has caused the interconnectedness of challenges, which demand integrated solutions
  8. The 3i World requires new types of leadersUNCONVENTIONALTHINKERSchallenge the conventional wisdom EARLY ADAPTERSnever accept yesterday’s assumptions innovate relentlesslyharness new paradigms for a new world accelerate decisionsENTREPRENEURS leverage data to inform choicesact boldly and first to seizeopportunityfuse ideas and embrace dynamismprioritize outcomes over processes EXPLORERS escape the status quoINTEGRATORS embrace new rolesconvene cross-sector initiatives probe the adjacent possibleleverage networks across boundariesinclude the participation of new actors
  9. Our generation is rising to leadership as the world experienceshistoric, fundamental, transformati ve change. What opportunities do we bring? Is there a better way? Will you be ready?
  10. YPFP’s Mission Vision 4 Pillars (What) Audience (How) (Who)YPFP’s mission is to foster the next generation offoreign policy leaders by providing youngprofessionals with the knowledge, skills, exposure,and relationships to tackle critical global challengesover the course of their careers. Impact Timeline (Why) (When)
  11. That is why Young Professionals in Foreign Policy existsA mission to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders A movement of future leaders committed to solving the toughest problems our generation faces A global network that breaks down barriers and embraces the collaboration our world requires 10,000 people in more than 70 countries Somewhere in the world, events, meetings, and dialogues every day Belief in our responsibility as a global generation
  12. We believe leadership starts now Our generation has a responsibility to be the leadersthe world needs – and we need to start building those leaders
  13. YPFP asks its global community: What does it mean to lead…. In your culture, city, or country? At your workplace?To solve the challenges most important to you? With humility, dignity, and morality? In the 3i World?
  14. Fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders gary.barnabo@ypfp.org

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