A PATH APPEARS TRANSFORMING LIVES CREATING OPPORTUNITY

Download A Path Appears Transforming Lives Creating Opportunity ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to A PATH APPEARS TRANSFORMING LIVES CREATING OPPORTUNITY book pdf for free now.

A Path Appears

Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
ISBN : 9780345805102
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 23.23 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 993
Read : 923

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen. The basis of a PBS four-hour series.
Category: Business & Economics

A Path Appears

Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
ISBN : 9780385349925
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68.36 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 724
Read : 300

An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be. In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and institu­tions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambi­tious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tap­estry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of $5 or $5 mil­lion, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initia­tives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, in­spiring truth of how real people have changed the world, upending the idea that one person can’t make a difference. We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who devel­oped his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tu­tor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by ex­panding educational opportunities for girls. A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face to­day. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future.
Category: Social Science

A Path Appears

Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
ISBN : 0804194548
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
File Size : 66.56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 917
Read : 1304

Presents a narrative roadmap about making a difference in the world, explaining how to identify effective local and global aid initiatives and participate in successful fund-raisers and charities.
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Half The Sky

Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
ISBN : 0307267148
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 77.28 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 402
Read : 975

A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.
Category: Political Science

Thunder From The East

Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
ISBN : 9780375412691
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 36.33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 921
Read : 703

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of China Wakes comes this insightful and comprehensive look at Asia on the rise. The recent economic crisis in Asia heaped devastation upon millions. Yet Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn argue that it was the best thing that could have happened to Asia. It destroyed the cronyism, protectionism, and government regulation that had been crippling Asian business for decades, and it left in its wake a vast region of resilient and determined millions poised to wrest economic, diplomatic and military power from the West. Thunder from the East is a riveting look at a complex region, a fascinating panoply of compelling characters, and a prophetic analysis from arguably the West's most informed and intelligent writers on Asia. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Political Science

Campaigning For Justice

Author : Jo Becker
ISBN : 9780804784382
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 77.61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 629
Read : 1174

Advocates within the human rights movement have had remarkable success establishing new international laws, securing concrete changes in human rights policies and practices, and transforming the terms of public debate. Yet too often, the strategies these advocates have employed are not broadly shared or known. Campaigning for Justice addresses this gap to explain the "how" of the human rights movement. Written from a practitioner's perspective, this book explores the strategies behind some of the most innovative human rights campaigns of recent years. Drawing on interviews with dozens of experienced human rights advocates, the book delves into local, regional, and international efforts to discover how advocates were able to address seemingly intractable abuses and secure concrete advances in human rights. These accounts provide a window into the way that human rights advocates conduct their work, their real-life struggles and challenges, the rich diversity of tools and strategies they employ, and ultimately, their courage and persistence in advancing human rights.
Category: Political Science

The Blue Sweater

Author : Jacqueline Novogratz
ISBN : 1605296708
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 58.82 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 484
Read : 170

The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession--until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. That the sweater had made its trek all the way to Rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actions--and inaction--touch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet. From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Novogratz tells gripping stories with unforgettable characters--women dancing in a Nairobi slum, unwed mothers starting a bakery, courageous survivors of the Rwandan genocide, entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds. She shows, in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking, how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called "patient capital" can help make people self-sufficient and can change millions of lives. More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to addressing poverty, The Blue Sweater is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.
Category: Social Science

One Hundred Days Of Silence

Author : Jared Cohen
ISBN : 0742552373
Genre : History
File Size : 51.95 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 682
Read : 877

In the spring of 1994, eight-hundred thousand Rwandan Tutsis and Moderate Hutus were killed in a horrific genocide. One Hundred Days of Silence is a scathing look at the challenges of humanitarian intervention, the history of U.S. policy toward the 1994 Rwanda genocide, and the role of genocide in the larger context of strategic studies. It looks at the principal questions of what the U.S. knew, and why it didn't intervene, and how non-intervention was justified within the American bureaucracy.
Category: History

Little Bee

Author : Chris Cleave
ISBN : 9781416593836
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 45.97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 265
Read : 302

The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite from Chris Cleave. We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn’t. And it’s what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
Category: Fiction

International Ethics

Author : Richard Shapcott
ISBN : 9780745631424
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 85.79 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 871
Read : 274

'Richard Shapcott has produced a thoughtful, lively and stimulating account of international ethics that speaks directly to contemporary audiences. It is an accessible yet sophisticated guide to the hard questions raised by moral reflection and ethical practice in today's increasingly globalized world.'-Patrick Hayden, University of St Andrews.
Category: Philosophy