Ahead of the Curve

The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning

Author: Douglas B. Reeves

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1934009849

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation. From involving students in the assessment process to ensuring accuracy and applying assessments to English learners and students with special needs, you will find compelling insights and proven strategies.

Ahead of the Curve

Two Years at Harvard Business School

Author: Philip Delves Broughton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440629624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 638

Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicanery of leveraging and the unlikely pleasures of accounting, to the antics of the "booze luge" and other, less savory trappings of student culture. Published during the one hundredth anniversary of Harvard Business School, this is the unflinching truth about life in the trenches of an iconic American institution.

Ahead of the Curve

An Intimate Conversation with Women in the Second Half of Life

Author: Bonnie B. Matheson

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604942894

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

View: 4254

"Ahead of the Curve" is a cheerful and informative book, inspiring both single and married women to enjoy life and not complain about what cannot be changed. It encourages women to make the last part of their lives the best part by being positive and happy-a personal choice that everyone has the power to make "Ahead of the Curve" will help you to: Stop dwelling on your own problems; help someone else Avoid slash, burn, and poison remedies Be grateful every single day Do something you have always wanted to do Have fun and appreciate your freedom Take a lover if that will make you happy Revel in your hard-won wisdom. Enjoy! About the Author Bonnie B. Matheson was the executive director of the Institute for New Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. She founded Childbirth Solutions, Inc. (an information website for pregnant women) and later Acquired Wireless Ltd.(an ISP) She is a life coach and inspirational speaker. After she was divorced several years ago, she began to write and speak about women (and men) in the second half of life while juggling other interests, including her five children and twelve grandchildren.

Ahead of the Curve

Nine Simple Ways to Create Wealth by Spotting Stock Trends

Author: Hilary Kramer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416553588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6844

The most important edge you can develop in becoming a smart investor is knowing how to spot an emerging trend before the pundits are advertising it and everyone jumps on board. As global investment specialist and popular AOL Finance Editor and Money Coach Hilary Kramer knows, picking the stocks that are hot today doesn't give you that edge -- it just makes you part of the pack. Instead you need to learn how to get ahead of the curve, discovering the trends that will lead you to the best up-and-coming companies well before others are on to them. You don't need elaborate calculations or a degree in finance to discover great investment opportunities. As Kramer reveals in this fascinating and indispensable book, the clues are all around you, hiding in plain sight -- you just have to learn the secrets of spotting them as you go about your everyday life. Offering a wealth of specific examples from her own wildly successful investing career, Kramer divulges the remarkably effective techniques she uses to spot trends: nine powerful yet simple methods for discovering trend indicators all around you. Who would have thought that, in the days of the Atkins diet anti-carb craze, a company called Panera Bread -- now a booming chain -- would be a great investment? Hilary Kramer knew it would be. How did she know, way ahead of the crowd, that Embraer, an aircraft manufacturer located in Brazil, of all places, was becoming a market leader and had great growth potential? She knew how to spot the trend. As she shows, if you follow her simple methods, you, too, will be able to: • Identify reliable market trends early • Spot other, secondary, trends that will be sparked by more obvious trends • Discover the clues in everyday life that will lead you to great growth companies • Evaluate which companies among the competition are the best investments • Recognize when a trend is peaking and it's time to sell Armed with her time-tested techniques, your own eyes and ears become your most reliable and powerful resources for market-beating wealth creation, not only today but for the rest of your life.

Ahead of the Curve

David Baltimore's Life in Science

Author: Shane Crotty

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225572

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 1621

A revealing portrait of one of the most important scientists of the last century reveals David Baltimore's groundbreaking work in molecular biology and, most recently, his search for an AIDS vaccine, as well as his involvement in the anti-war movement and his Nobel Prize.

Ahead of the Curve

A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business And Market Cycle

Author: Joseph H. Ellis

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633691225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8533

Economic and stock market cycles affect companies in every industry. Unfortunately, a confusing array of anecdotal and conflicting indicators often renders it impossible for managers and investors to see where the economy is heading in time to take corrective action. Now, a 35-year Wall Street veteran unveils a new forecasting method to help managers and investors understand and predict the economic cycles that control their businesses and financial fates. In Ahead of the Curve, Joseph H. Ellis argues that the problem with current forecasting models lies not in the data, but rather in the lack of a clear framework for putting the data in context and reading it correctly. The book explains critical economic indicators in nontechnical language, identifies and documents the recurring cause-and-effect relationships that consistently predict turning points in the economy, and provides the tools managers and investors need to position themselves ahead of cyclical upturns and downturns. Economic events are not as random and unpredictable as they seem. This book helps readers recognize and react to signs of change that their rivals don't see—and win a sizeable competitive advantage. Joseph H. Ellis was a partner at Goldman Sachs and was ranked for 18 consecutive years by Institutional Investor magazine as Wall Street's No.1 retail industry analyst.

Ahead of the Curve

Preparing the Church for Post-Postmodernism

Author: Daniel Fusco

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617394416

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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American Christians are obsessed with postmodernism. Books on the topic proliferate as Christians struggle to find their place and make a stand within the postmodern movement. There is a problem however. Postmodernist philosophy is on its way out. A new worldview is already taking root. Philosophers and pundits call the emerging worldview the Integral worldview. In this timely book, Fusco explores the new Integral worldview and what the church must do to stay Ahead of the Curve and be effective in the coming decades. 'Daniel Fusco writes a first-person report of what the future will be like for the American church as it engages an ever-changing cultural milieu. The insights in this book will help you prepare for future ministry in cultural settings more and more removed from any Christian context.' Dr. Jeff Iorg President, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 'Daniel Fusco is an intellectual with both theological and philosophical underpinnings that enable him to address the future wisely while being courteous towards the past. Furthermore, he is a practitioner who lives genuinely among the people of one of America's most post-postmodern contexts. Daniel personally embodies the integrity and the integration he writes about, and for which this nascent world longs.' Linda Bergquist, Author, Church Turned Inside Out: A Guide for Designers, Refiners and Re-Aligners

Ahead of the Curve?

UN Ideas and Global Challenges

Author: Louis Emmerij,Richard Jolly,Thomas George Weiss,Thomas G. Weiss

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214676

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

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Ideas and concepts are arguably the most important legacy of the United Nations. Ahead of the Curve? analyzes the evolution of key ideas and concepts about international economic and social development born or nurtured, refined or applied under UN auspices since 1945. The authors evaluate the policy ideas coming from UN organizations and scholars in relation to such critical issues as decolonization, sustainable development, structural adjustment, basic needs, human rights, women, world employment, the transition of the Eastern bloc, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and global governance. The authors find that, in many instances, UN ideas about how to tackle problems of global import were sound and far-sighted, although they often fell on the deaf ears of powerful member states until it was apparent that a different approach was needed. The authors also identify important areas where the UN has not stood constructively at the fore.

Ahead of the Curve

Cases of Innovation in Environmental Management

Author: K. Green,P. Groenewegen,P.S. Hofman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401009082

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

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The debate on sustainable production often ends in discussions on the feasibility of far-reaching changes in relation to the competitiveness of companies. Industry itself and policy-makers tend to back away from engaging in profound processes of industrial transformation. Examples of companies who have voluntarily moved beyond what is seen as 'reasonable' and 'feasible' can overcome this deadlock. This book collects a fine sample of companies who have taken up their responsibility in this respect. To quote the editors of this book: "They are cases that might provide other firms and policy-makers with ideas for innovative environmental responses that are outside the slowly rising trend of improvement that we are currently observing: in short, the cases are of firms and ideas that are ahead of the curve". The editors and many of the authors of this volume are members of the Greening of Industry Network and have been debating with one another for years. Founded in 1991, the Greening of Industry Network comprises over 1500 individuals representing academia, business, public interest, labor and government from more than 50 countries. Participants work together to build policies and strategies toward creating a sustainable future through many vehicles -- coordinating research efforts, publications, planning and participating in workshops, public forums and conferences. To provide benefit to broader society, the Network stimulates public dialogue and brings together academic researchers from many disciplines with other stakeholders who traditionally do not work together in coalitions.

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change

Author: Andrew J. Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781422312858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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A compilation of the experience & best practices of large corp. that have developed & implemented strategies to address climate change. Based on a 31-co. survey, 6 in-depth case studies, & a review of the lit. Describes the development & implementation of climate-related strategies. Primarily a ¿how to¿ manual for other co. interested in developing similar strategies. Will also be of value to investors & analysts in evaluating the effectiveness of co. strategies for managing climate risk & capturing climate-related competitive advantage. Offers policymakers insight into corp. views on greenhouse gas reg¿n., gov¿t. assistance for technology advancement, & other policy issues. Considers the global context of climate change & related market transformation. Illustrations.

Media revolution in Europe: ahead of the curve

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287173265

Category:

Page: 607

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The "rags to riches" story of Karol Jakubowicz's involvement in the work of the Council of Europe took him from the role of an awestruck newcomer from Poland in 1990 to that of the Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (2005-06). Along the way, he was elected, delegated by the Steering Committee, and invited by the Council of Europe Secretariat to serve in a number of other capacities. In all of them, he contributed a wide variety of papers, reports and studies to assist the steering committee and other bodies in collecting information and formulating ideas in the general field of freedom of expression, creation of free and democratic media systems (including the issue of public service media), regulation of transfrontier television, the adjustment of Council of Europe human rights standards to the conditions of the information society, and the development of broadcasting legislation in Council of Europe member states.The present collection of these papers and reports is published in the conviction that they retain their value and relevance. It provides the additional benefit of offering a glimpse of the work preceding the formulation of Committee of Ministers recommendations and declarations, as well as resolutions of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.

Ahead of the Curve

A Guide to Applied Strategic Thinking

Author: Steven J. Stowell,Stephanie S. Mead

Publisher: C.M.O.E.

ISBN: 0972462732

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 147

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This book is for anyone who wants to be on track, in control, and prepared for the future. Through real life experiences, illustrated examples, and straightforward activities and tools, this book will enlighted readers; cause them to think, plan and act more strategically at the individual level and on the front lines of work.

Soros on Soros

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Author: George Soros,Byron Wien,Krisztina Koenen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471119777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 736

This interview offers insight into the little-known personal and professional life of the reknown investor who is also a major philanthropist, describing his early family life, his years as a "Guru in Training," and the founding of The Quantum Fund

Ahead of the Curve

Inside the Baseball Revolution

Author: Brian Kenny

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501106368

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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“A delight for baseball lovers” (Kirkus Reviews) and “one of the most significant baseball books of the year” (Bob Costas) Ahead of the Curve uses stories from baseball’s present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic. Forget batting average. Kill the “Win.” Say goodbye to starting pitchers. And please, please stop bunting. MLB Network anchor and commentator Brian Kenny provides “an excellent, entertaining read for the all-around baseball fan” (Library Journal) and shows how baseball has been revolutionized—not destroyed—by analytical thinking. Most people who resist logical thought in baseball preach “tradition” and “respecting the game.” But many of baseball’s traditions go back to the nineteenth century, when the pitcher’s job was to provide the batter with a ball he could hit and fielders played without gloves. Instead of fearing change, Brian Kenny wants fans to think critically, reject outmoded groupthink, and embrace the changes that have come with the sabermetric era. In his entertaining and enlightening book, Kenny discusses why the pitching win-loss record, the Triple Crown, fielding errors, and so-called battling titles should be ignored. He also points out how fossilized sportswriters have been electing the wrong MVP’s and ignoring legitimate candidates for the Hall of Fame; why managers are hired based on their looks; and how the most important position in baseball may just be “Director of Decision Sciences.” “Prepare to have your brain and your assumptions challenged. Guided by data and a deep love of the game, Brian Kenny takes a cutting-edge look at where baseball is and where it is going” (Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated). Illustrated with unique anecdotes from those who have reshaped the game, Ahead of the Curve is “a great story about the game in the age of information and technology” (Billy Beane).

Ahead of the Curve

Shaping New Solutions to Environment Problems

Author: Robert E. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 113

View: 5002

Ahead of the Curve

The Secret Library

Author: Charlotte Stein,Maxine Marsh,Kay Jaybee

Publisher: Xcite Book

ISBN: 9781909520097

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7107

Ahead of the Curve by Charlotte Stein When Judy Myers is offered a relaxing vacation to get away from her latest heartbreak, she can’t say no. A cruise on her brother’s yacht sounds like heaven...until she realises her brother’s best friend has been invited along for the ride. Steven Stark is big, he’s loud, and he’s obviously not interested in the plump, plain little sister he used to tease unmercifully. In fact, he’s still quite happy to tease her – until she turns the tables on him. Now Steven can’t seem to keep his thoughts, or his hands, to himself. And worse, Judy’s not sure she can resist the attraction she’s kept buried for so many years. Being trapped on a boat isn’t the best place to be, when you’re suddenly thrown a hunky curveball. It Takes a Thief by Maxine Marsh Robin is a feisty retired car thief who now makes a legitimate living recovering stolen luxury vehicles. She’s looking to impress her newest client, a very wealthy and very powerful Miami executive, until she realises that the man who stole his car is her ex-flame and partner in crime, Jessie. Jessie’s the best in the business, and has been holding a grudge ever since she left him a year ago when he wouldn’t agree to go straight. Even while dealing with unresolved feelings and an attraction that burns hotter than oil, Robin is determined to track down the car that’s come in between her and her old lover, and to prove once and for all that she’s the better thief. Digging Deep by Kay Jaybee As site supervisor on an archaeological dig, in the grounds of the Ancient Roman city of Lepti Minus in Tunisia, Dr Beth Andrew’s hands are well and truly full. Her first foreign excavation, which she co-runs with the American archaeologist Dr Harrison Harris, gets off to a shaky start due to the jealous interference of Harris’s ex, and an overzealous student... Love and lust really can cloud even the cleverest person’s judgement!

Blindside

How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815729898

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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A host of catastrophes, natural and otherwise, as well as some pleasant surprises—like the sudden end of the cold war without a shot being fired—have caught governments and societies unprepared many times in recent decades. September 11 is only the most obvious recent example among many unforeseen events that have changed, even redefined our lives. We have every reason to expect more such events in future. Several kinds of unanticipated scenarios—particularly those of low probability and high impact—have the potential to escalate into systemic crises. Even positive surprises can be major policy challenges. Anticipating and managing low-probability events is a critically important challenge to contemporary policymakers, who increasingly recognize that they lack the analytical tools to do so. Developing such tools is the focus of this insightful and perceptive volume, edited by renowned author Francis Fukuyama and sponsored by The American Interest magazine. Bl indside is organized into four main sections. "Thinking about Strategic Surprise" addresses the psychological and institutional obstacles that prevent leaders from planning for low-probability tragedies and allocating the necessary resources to deal with them. The following two sections pinpoint the failures—institutional as well as personal—that allowed key historical events to take leaders by surprise, and examine the philosophies and methodologies of forecasting. In "Pollyana vs. Cassandra," for example, James Kurth and Gregg Easterbrook debate the future state of the world going forward. Mitchell Waldrop explores why technology forecasting is so poor and why that is likely to remain the case. In the book's final section, "What Could Be," internationally renowned authorities discuss low probability, high-impact contingencies in their area of expertise. For example, Scott Barrett looks at emerging infectious diseases, while Gal Luft and Anne Korin discuss energy security. How can we avoid being blindsided by unforeseen events? There is no easy or obvious answer. But it is essential that we understand the obstacles that prevent us first from seeing the future clearly and then from acting appropriately on our insights. This readable and fascinating book is an important step in that direction.

Annual Review of United Nations Affairs

2008-2009

Author: Joachim Muller,Sauvant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195397975

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

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Since the publication of its first edition in 1950, the Annual Review of United Nations Affairs has stood as the authoritative resource for scholars, students, and practitioners researching the latest developments of that august body. From the insightful introduction, prepared each year by a distinguished expert on UN affairs, to the full-text presentation of reports and resolutions and the helpful subject index, ARUNA provides a practical tour of each year's U.N. actions and debates. Theexpert selection of documents by Joachim Muller and Karl Sauvant and the topic-based organization of those documents make any researcher's task much easier than the vast searching, sorting, and pruning required by the U.N.'s website. The series' topic-based organization of the materials and subject index lend invaluable guidance to all researchers. ARUNA presents a comprehensive documentation of the work of the UN on an annual basis, starting in September of each year with the beginning of the regular sessions of the General Assembly. Coverage of the UN's key organs is provided, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. In addition, selected reports of intergovernmental bodies and expert groups are included. Solely official UN documentation is used. ARUNA occupies a special place in the publications on the work of the UN - it allows readers to obtain an overview ofthe principal developments in its key organs. This makes it an important reference source for policy-makers and academic researchers. The highlight of this year's edition is the introductory essay written by the highly esteemed Jose Antonio Ocampo, who is Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Director of the Program in Economic and Political Development at the School of International and Public Affairs, and Fellow of the Committee on Global Thought, ColumbiaUniversity. Professor Ocampo previously held the positions of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Minister of Finance of Colombia. In 2009, he was a member of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System. Professor Ocampo is also the author of numerousbooks and articles on macroeconomics policy and theory, economic development, international trade, and economic history. His recent publications include Stability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization and Development, with Joseph E. Stiglitz, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis and Deepak Nayyar (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006). Professor Ocampo, relying on his expertise as a policy economist and his own considerable experience working on economic issues at the United Nations, has written an incisive introductory essay focusing on the United Nations and the global economic crisis. Professor Ocampo's essay examines the history of the economic policy recommendations of UN institutions and concludes that they have often been more far-sighted and accurate than those of the Bretton Woods Institutions, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He applies this analysis in particular to the recent global financial crisis, and shows how the Monterrey Consensus of 2002, which once again made the UN a forum for global economic issues, gave serious consideration to the concerns of developing countries and set many goals that might have helped to stave off the global financial crisis if they had been more actively pursued. Professor Ocampo also examines the UN's role in the wake of the global financial meltdown, particularly with regard to the Doha follow-up Conference and the Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, convened by the General Assembly and led by Joseph Stiglitz. In spite of some resistance to these initiatives from the United States and other developed countries, Professor Ocampo advocates in this essay for a more influential role for the UN's institutions in global financial reform, especially in light of their superior track record in anticipating economic problems resulting from "the inherent tendency of financial markets to experience boom-bust cycles." The 2008-2009 volumes of ARUNA therefore also devote considerable attention to the financial crisis as well as other international crises. Among the documents in the 2008-2009 volumes are the complete General Assembly resolutions, as well as the Report and Resolutions of the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Annual Reports of note include reports of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the UN Development Programme and UN Population Fund, the UN High Commissioner for HumanRights, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugee in the Near East, and the World Food Programme. Mr. Muller and Dr. Sauvant have also selected progress reports on key peacekeeping, peace-building, and political missions, including those for Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, the Middle East, Somalia, Sudan, and West Africa. Each annual edition of ARUNA is introduced by a Guest Author, a distinguished expert on UN affairs, who highlights the outstanding themes of the year in review. Together with an overview provided by the editors, this introduction is intended to facilitate access to the material and, above all, to make it easer for users of ARUNA to "see the forest for the trees". As has been mentioned above, ARUNA is fortunate this year to have Jose Antonio Ocampo as the author of its introduction, but the roster of distinguished experts who have contributed this introduction in the past is also worthy of mention: Jeffrey D. Sachs: ARUNA 2007/2008 edition Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the UN on the Millennium Development Goals. Professor Sachs's introduction to ARUNA 2007/2008 was titled "Towards a New Global Protocol on Climate Change", in which he argued that solving the climate change problem will demand four steps: scientific consensus, public awareness, the development of alternative technologies, and a global framework for action. He dealt, in particular, with the science underpinning the negotiations for a new global protocol on climate change, as a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. Professor Sachs argued that climate change crises can only be solved through the goals, leadership, and treaty mechanisms of the UN. Edward C. Luck: ARUNA 2006/2007 edition Professor Edward C. Luck is UN Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect and Vice President and Director of Studies at the International Peace Academy. From 1984 to 1994, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the UN Association of the USA (UNA-USA). Professor Luck's introduction to ARUNA 2006/2007 covered "The responsible sovereign and the responsibility to protect", in which he addressed the scope and content of what was agreed at the 2005 World Summit, the implications of the responsibility to protect (RtoP) for notions of state sovereignty, and some of the conceptual, architectural, and policy challenges then facing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's commitment to "operationalizing" the responsibility to protect and translating it "from words to deeds". Louise Frechette: ARUNA 2005/2006 edition Ms Louise Frechette is Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Ontario. Until March 2006, she was the first Deputy Secretary-General of the UN; before that, she was Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN. Ms Frechette's introduction to ARUNA 2005/2006 covered "United Nations reform: an unfinished story". As the first Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Ms Frechette was uniquely positioned to undertake a personal assessment of what has changed and what has not changed in the past decade at the UN and why. She examined if the UN is functioning better than it was 15 years ago, why reform is so difficult to achieve and what the future holds for the institutions. Rubens Ricupero: ARUNA 2004/2005 edition Mr Rubens Ricupero is Dean of the Fundacno Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Sao Paulo and was formerly Secretary-General of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Minister of Finance of Brazil. Mr Ricupero's introduction to ARUNA 2004/2005 covered "The difficulty of building consensus in an age of extremes" and examined the mysteries of the negotiating process leading to the outcome of the 2005 World Summit. Rather than a "Grand Bargain" of a comprehensive UN reformin the areas of development, security and human rights, it is argued that the Summit ended more on a note of lamentation and regret over a missed opportunity. Mr Ricupero concludes that contrary to the daring proclamation at the outset by the Secretary-General, the conditions indispensable to succeed were not in place. Indeed, it was hard to imagine that an ambitious and balanced reform package for the UN could have had any real chance of succeeding.

Reflections on United Nations Development Ideas

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211011128

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

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"This publication combines two different, but interlinked events, that both review the contribution of the United Nations ideas to development theory and their impact on the field over the 60 years of existence of the Organization" -- p. [2] of back cover

Ahead of the Curve: What Parents Need to Know to Get Their Kids Into College

Author: Amber C. Saunders

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 076893916X

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4756

Navigating the high school years and getting a student ready for the next step in their education can be challenging for everyone involved. Ahead of the Curve will be your "college adviser in a book," keeping you and your child on the successful path to college. It includes separate chapters for grades 9 through 12 for easy reference. Each section contains helpful checklists of tasks to accomplish each year including, questions to ask, tests to take, resources to take advantage of, and much more. Also includes a valuable section on financial aid and useful resources for study aids, tutoring assistance, test prep, choosing a major, and staying organized. This book will take the "Google-work" out of college preparation and give parents and students a comprehensive, but fun, guide to navigating the high school to college years.