Transforming negative emotions into positive actions: a reflection piece!
The 2016 GCC at Universidad de La Frontera in Temuco, Chile celebrated the Melton Foundation's 25th anniversary. Here are some of the week's highlights:
Melanie Garrett offers her insights into the 2016 International Civil Society Week, where the Melton Foundation presented a workshop with an 8-member delegation.
Our Executive Director Winthrop Carty reflects on our decision to take the Divest Invest pledge, joining 140 other foundations and charities collectively representing more than $12 billion in assets who have committed to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions.
“The courage to create is very important.” The words of Bill Clinton at the opening plenary of the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University made me yearn to put my ideas into action. Read Dillard University Melton Fellow Oluseun Joaquin’s report.
The Melton Foundation is continuing to strengthen its ties to its newest partner campus, Ashesi University in Ghana. A recent visit by MF staff to the campus provided an opportunity to highlight fellows’ activities and explore new synergies.
Samagra, an international conference on technology, sustainability and social innovation hosted by the Melton Foundation at its partner university BMS in Bangalore, explored technology’s emerging role in steering the society towards inclusion and sustainability.
As a proud citizen of Nigeria, I had always wished for an opportunity to speak with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. My curiosity as a global citizen coupled with my interest in understanding the day-to-day runnings of the presidency of a country sparked my interest to speak with him at the University of Virginia.