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I really do. I wonder whether this could be the year wherein the Synergy Center notion crystalizes in the strategic thinking of an educational institution and we find a partner to take on the asset. I wonder if the Indigenous communities with whom we have worked will discover during 2015 that their patrimony continues to […]
People come and go in our lives all the time.  There are family members, of course.  Then there are those who are outside the family scope, but who nonetheless impact our lives in significant ways, sometimes seen and other times unseen.  This past week, The Center for Global Education, Nicaragua and the world lost one […]
Here in the U.S., the National Football League (NFL) has now completed its most important weekend, with playoff games reaching a seasonal crescendo leading up to the Super Bowl in February.  And tomorrow evening, college football’s national championship playoff will be played out in front of millions more viewers.  Football fanatics are having the time […]
I read the most recent newsletter from Peak Prosperity and was excited to see in the subtitle of one article the topic of Nicaragua.  I’m always interested to know what North Americans might have to observe and say about Nicaragua, particularly since we in the north often display such a limited awareness of the country, […]
Innovating in beekeeping makes humanity better in times of climate change René Mendoza V., Edgar Fernández and Yeris Lanzas   “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then humanity would only have four years of life left” Albert Einstein  Recently there has been a worldwide alarm about bees. They produce honey and […]
Innovating in light of the “social jukebox” René Mendoza Vidaurre and Ronie Zamor   “The policies can be good, but not work; it is like we put a coin in the jukebox, choose a song, and a different one plays” (X. Gorostiaga sj, 1983).  What is happening with the “social jukebox” that transforms policies and […]
Universities and their debt to society René Mendoza V.[1]   The Figure of the two burros is illustrative: there is food for both, but they are individually struggling with one another under the idea of “everyone for yourself” and “the law of the jungle”, and in the end neither eats, until they see one another, […]
“Passing on the gift”, an innovative mechanism for erradicating poverty René Mendoza V. and Abemelet J. García   “These hungry children do not need a glass of milk, but a cow” (Dan West, 1938)  An innovative mechanism for erradicating poverty is “passing on the gift”, a mechanism invented 70 years ago. We describe it in […]

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WPF concept paper final Jan 2014

For an introduction to this Concept Paper,
see CEO Steve Sheppard’s Jan. 31, 2014 blog post titled
The Difficult Work of Bridges.

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