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We are checking in with Antonella Battaglini to see what she has been up to recently, how is her work progressing and what are leadership challenges? Antonella is the Founder and CEO of the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) in Berlin, Germany. She is a scientist and a social entrepreneur, whose genius is to marry knowledge, technology and human power in politically practical ways, aimed at producing a sustainable electricity future for Europe. RGI aims to inspire as well as to help other regions to decarbonise their economies in practical, sustainable ways through increasing usage of renewable energy sources, thus combating climate change.
We are checking in with Jason Glaser to see what has he been up to recently, how is his work progressing and what are his leadership challenges? Jason Glaser is the founder and CEO of La Isla Foundation. Jason’s work blends scientific research, advocacy, publicity, business innovation and community development to address the widespread consequences in Central America and elsewhere of chronic kidney disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnT). The Foundation is an international research and policy NGO working at the intersection of public health and human rights to address a fatal epidemic of CKDnT among sugarcane workers in Latin America.
A conversation recorded at the workshop “What’s Leadership got to do with it” November 10-11, 2015 with two Tällberg Foundation Global Leaders, Jamila Afghani, Jason Glaser and musician activist Ramy Essam moderated by Muni Figueres, former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the US and Tällberg Foundation board member. How and why did they decide to act and become an activist? How did thy make the transition from being a private person to a public person, an activist?
A conversation recorded at the workshop “What’s Leadership got to do with it” November 10-11, 2015 with two Tällberg Foundation Global Leaders, Antonella Battaglini, Founder and CEO of the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) in Berlin, Germany and Martín von Hildebrand, Founder and General Director, Fundación Gaia Amazonas in Bogotá, Colombia. The conversation is moderated by Tom Cummings, Leadership Ventures, The Netherlands and Tällberg Foundation board member. On the topic how they engage with governments, institutions and communities in their work.
A conversation with:Rufo Quintavalle, Author and Impact Investor, France and Tom Cummings, Strategic Leadership Advisor and Founder of Leading Ventures and Board Member Tällberg Foundation, The Netherlands
Reflections from Abdulkader Sinno after his visits to the camps on the island of Lesvos in Greece. Abdulkader Sinno is Associate Professor of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University, USA
A conversation with:
-Maria del Mar Logrono Narbono, Programs Advisor, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)-Legal Aid, Jordan
-Michael Niconchuk, MSc Candidate, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, US-UK Fulbright Award Recipient, UK.
The conversation is moderated by Nora Bateson, Filmmaker, writer, educator. lecturer President of the International Bateson Institute, and Board Member, Tällberg Foundation, Sweden & USA
What happens on the shores of Lesvos, Chios, Kos, Samos, and other islands in Greece remains mostly a policy discussion. For a few who have had the complicated position of seeing it, feeling it, and standing alongside people risking life and forsaking home—even for a short while— the danger of relegating issues this big, this crucial, to policymakers who have not seen with their own eyes highlights the gravity of the situation and raises questions far beyond the realm of policy. Immigration and migration—often a footnote in election cycles—is raising questions of what it means to empathize, what it means to be part of both a nation state and the human race. How do we define “us” and “them”? How do we control fear of the unknown and unknowable, and not be controlled by it? How does the language we use to define “crises” affect our response to them? This discussion, cover issue both practical and abstract, microcosmic and meta—in an attempt to trace how and why the “migrant” crisis has become a daunting threat to the European project and the global order. Tracing the issue from its impetuses in the Middle East, and moving deeper to questions of history, empathy, and human morality, they don’t provide any answers in the discussion, but frankly and honestly present the issue for digestion.