The UAE, the U.S., and the Future
United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba sat for an interview with Council President Jim Falk after the diplomat's program at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas on October 23. Their discussion explored the UAE's military partnership with the United States during the ISIS situation, the UAE’s efforts to help the world understand moderate Islam and the UAE's well-planned economic progress and why it is a must-visit destination. Listen now.
Google visits the Council
During his insightful and amusing discussion of internet censorship and freedom of expression, Council speaker Ben Blink, a senior policy analyst at Google, called the internet "the most powerful communications tool in human history." In the free and open environment of the internet, he said, "Ideas and art rise to the top or crash to the bottom because people decide, ultimately, what's important." You can hear this worthwhile discussion on our podcast.
Council Board Member Thomas F. Codd
Congratulations to Council Board Member Thomas F. Codd who, PwC US announced Monday, is the corporation's new US Human Capital Leader and a Vice Chairman. His responsibilities include "driving PwC's talent strategy, including its programs and policies around flexibility, engagement, career progression and leadership development."
Triumph of the Spirit Award
The Council's 2013 International Educator of the Year Bhavani Parpia has earned another honor — she is the first local recipient of the Embrey Human Rights Program Triumph of the Spirit Award. A veteran educator she founded ConnecTeach Inc. to reach into the world's poor communities.