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  • New Website Provides Resources For Empowering Poor Communities-50 Million Americans Face Online Content Gap | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    lever to ensure that the Internet benefits low income and underserved users said Laurie Lipper co director of The Children s Partnership Unlike most online resources the new Web site promotes the creation of original content tailored to the needs of poor limited literacy and non English speaking populations who are often ignored by conventional information sources Contentbank org is geared toward the growing number of community based organizations that connect poor neighborhoods to technology Contentbank org encourages the creation of neighborhood specific online connections to health education housing and employment resources All Americans should have the chance to benefit from our networked economy and society said Zoë Baird president of the Markle Foundation We invested in Contentbank org to begin building critical resources for low income communities and to encourage corporations and governments to develop content that serves the needs of those communities Over the past four years the number of Americans with family incomes of less than 25 000 annually who used the Internet more than doubled from 7 8 million to 16 7 million As larger numbers of low income limited literacy and non English speaking populations are using the Internet the need for relevant content is becoming more urgent Internet content is skewed towards those with disposable incomes and higher educational levels Contentbank org aims to tilt the scales toward the millions of low income users who are eager to take advantage of new opportunities online said Wendy Lazarus co director of The Children s Partnership As a national advocacy organization for children and families in low income communities The Children s Partnership spent two years developing and testing Contentbank org a solution to the problems identified in their groundbreaking study released in 2000 Online Content for Low Income and Underserved Americans The study found that online content not just access to computers is the new frontier of the digital divide The Web site arises from a growing grassroots movement to bring Internet access and training to low income rural and underserved communities to help them benefit directly from the digital economy While computer access has grown needed content is still lagging severely behind according to the new report The research provides an update of the state of online content for underserved communities Other Issue Brief Findings Forty four million Americans do not have the reading and writing skills necessary to take advantage of many opportunities Although appropriate content for limited literacy Americans could help raise literacy levels as well as employment skills there continues to be a severe shortage of Internet information for early readers Today more Americans speak a language other than English at home than did two years ago An estimated 45 million compared to 32 million in 2000 Spanish speakers can find more online content than two years ago but the supply is still quite limited and nearly nonexistent for many other languages There has been a notable increase in the number of places in local communities that can serve as distribution

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  • Joanna McIntosh joins the Markle Foundation Policy for a Networked Society Program | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Joanna McIntosh joins the Markle Foundation Policy for a Networked Society Program Publication Date April 1 2002 NEW YORK NY Zoë Baird President of the Markle Foundation today named Joanna McIntosh as a director of Markle s Policy for a Networked Society program Ms McIntosh comes to the Markle Foundation from AT T where she was vice president of International Affairs At AT T Ms McIntosh has been responsible for representing the company in Washington D C on all international policy matters and she has worked with U S and foreign government officials to liberalize trade and foreign investment in international telecommunications networks and services Responsible for developing and executing AT T s position on how the World Trade Organization approaches services and e commerce Ms McIntosh also was the principal representative for AT T s interests before other multilateral regional and bilateral organizations such as the International Telecommunications Union the Organization of Economic Development and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum The Markle Foundation is committed to an open Internet environment and the preservation of innovation in new information and communications technologies In addition Markle s Policy for a Networked Society program works to promote international and domestic policy making processes that are open transparent and accountable to multiple stakeholders including public private and non profit organizations as well as the public at large Markle believes that only when decisions are made through such processes will they be sustainable and perceived as legitimate Joanna s extensive experience in government and the private sector focusing on issues of foreign trade e commerce and telecommunications will be a great asset to our policy program said Ms Baird We are delighted she will join our effort to bridge the interests of different sectors to achieve the potential of the Internet to meet public needs Whether it s the balance between national security and civil liberties copyright laws or the need for a free and open Internet polices relating to information technologies are at the forefront of public debate said Ms McIntosh I look forward to joining the Markle Foundation and working with members of the Policy for a Networked Society program and its partners who are deeply engaged in these debates and who are helping to formulate policies that will improve our daily lives in this new digital economy Before joining AT T Ms McIntosh worked for the Office of the United States Trade Representative USTR where she was an associate general counsel

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  • New Task Force Aims to Protect Nation with Better Information and Technology | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    many others In the months since September 11 military intelligence and law enforcement experts and the public at large have increasingly recognized the critical role that information plays in national security However experts agree that efforts to enable better collection and sharing of information require clearer definition of the roles of government agencies better assessment of new technologies for improved information handling and careful consideration of how to expand the use of information while safeguarding civil liberties The group will allow thought leaders from a wide variety of relevant fields to address these matters together Information is the key to a more secure society As we expand the role of information collection and sharing let s be sure we also protect the democratic freedoms that make our society worth securing said Ms Baird This task force is the kind of broad multi sectoral effort needed to address these imperatives and create a viable framework for moving forward The task force will make recommendations regarding Technologies that enable the more effective collection and sharing of information in response to new security threats Aligning governmental structures and rules with the more information intensive approach needed to counteract new security threats Balancing the expansion of information s role in national security with safeguards for civil liberties particularly in the privacy realm Strategies for deploying information more effectively for law enforcement intelligence and homeland defense The role of the private sector in designing and implementing an information based national security response and the level of collaboration between private and public sectors New technologies applied appropriately can effectively transform our ability to meet the security challenges of the twenty first century said John Hamre president CSIS This task force will develop the comprehensive conceptual framework that is needed to identify the information gaps and drive a strategy for remedying them Over the next year the group will release policy and briefing papers provide information on promising technologies and inform government officials The ultimate goal is to produce a broad and coherent strategic vision that will enable the U S government in collaboration with industry and civil society to meet the challenge of the new security environment in an information age Current participants in the Task Force on National Security in the Information Age Alex Aleinikoff Georgetown Law School Robert Atkinson Progressive Policy Institute Stewart A Baker Lawyer Steptoe Johnson Eric Benhamou CEO 3COM Jerry Berman Executive Director Center For Democracy Technology Robert M Bryant President CEO The National Insurance Crime Bureau Ashton B Carter Ford Foundation Professor of Science International Affairs Harvard University Wesley Clark Stephens Group Inc G Wayne Clough President Georgie Institute of Technology William P Crowell President CEO CyLink Corporation Sidney D Drell Professor Emeritus Stanford University Esther Dyson Chairman EDventure Holdings Amitai Etzioni The Communitarian Network and George Washington University David J Farber Professor of Telecommunication Systems Universi ty of Pennsylvania School of Engineering John Gage Chief Researcher Sun Microsystems Slade Gorton Preston Gates Ellis Morton H Halperin Director Center for

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  • Markle Foundation Names Joel L. Fleishman Chairman of the Board of Directors | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Markle Foundation Names Joel L Fleishman Chairman of the Board of Directors Publication Date March 5 2002 NEW YORK NY Joel L Fleishman professor of Law and Public Policy Studies and director of the Sam and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics Public Policy and the Professions at Duke University will become chairman of the Markle board of directors effective March 4th Zoë Baird president of the Markle Foundation announced today The announcement follows a unanimous vote of the Markle board that took place at a recent meeting in New York City Mr Fleishman replaces current Chairman Lewis W Bernard who will remain an active director From 1991 2001 Mr Fleishman was president of The Atlantic Philanthropies an organization that identifies and supports leaders institutions and organizations dedicated to learning knowledge building and solving pressing social problems He continues to serve as a senior advisor to the organization From 1971 1983 Mr Fleishman was director of the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs at Duke a post in which he served until 1982 He was co director of the university s Center for the Study of Communications and Journalism from 1985 until 1993 Joel is a scholar and a brilliant mind who will bring great leadership to our board said Ms Baird As a Markle board member for twenty five years he has the kind of institutional legacy that will make him a highly effective chairman Lewis W Bernard served as chairman of the board of the Markle Foundation during a period of great change Under Zoë Baird s leadership the foundation refocused its mission to embrace and enable new opportunities represented by the digital revolution to meet larger societal needs and economic expectations Lewis has been a tremendous support to me during my time at the Markle Foundation I am extremely pleased he will remain an active board member said Ms Baird The Markle Foundation is among the most innovative of philanthropies engaged in applying new technologies to areas of international affairs global development health care child development and information policy said Mr Fleishman It is working across sectors creating the kinds of collaborative partnerships necessary to bring about real sustainable solutions I m excited to be leading the board at this important time Mr Fleishman has written and lectured extensively on ethics and public policy and serves on numerous

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  • Global Public-Private Partnership Launches to Deliver Digital Opportunity for All | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Hewlett Packard Cisco Systems AOL Time Warner the Harvard Center for International Development Grameen Bank and other business non profit and international entities The initiative is committed to assisting developing nations with pro bono expertise and resources to create e strategies and solutions that advance development goals The initiative and its partners will work in approximately twelve developing nations over the next two years to assist them in harnessing digital technology s power to improve healthcare and education address social equity issues reduce poverty and create enhanced economic opportunity The initiative is premised upon recognition of the growing interdependence of nations and of the critical need to include developing countries as full participants in the increasingly networked economy and society The Global Digital Opportunity Initiative is a unique collaboration generated by the recent global task forces commenced on the global digital divide by the G 8 governments and United Nations and aimed at engaging public and private sectors in a joint effort to develop technologies policies and applications for the entrenched development problems of impoverished nations In addition to the international partners group the initiative is being advised by a Steering Committee that includes EDventure Holdings Chairman Esther Dyson Carlyle Group Managing Director William Kennard Jeffrey Sachs director Harvard Center for International Development Nii Quaynor of the Ghana Internet Corporation and other experts in the technology and development communities It is now undeniable that information and communications technologies play a critical role in helping developing nations achieve basic development goals Now it is time to get the job done on the ground in response to the large number of requests we have received from developing countries said Mark Malloch Brown UNDP administrator This initiative is now poised to take action in concert with all key national stakeholders to create a dynamic policy framework for development GDOI is also an example of a new way of doing business for the United Nations as a whole both in its reform process and in forging a new kind of relationship with like minded partners in developed and developing countries he added New technologies deployed appropriately offer an unprecedented opportunity to meet global development challenges said Zoë Baird president of the Markle Foundation This initiative is a powerful example of how public and private organizations can jointly mobilize technological resources and expertise in the service of improving lives around the world GDOI represents a concrete realization of Markle and UNDP s commitment to mobilizing public and private sectors in the effort to create development dynamics in poor countries GDOI can be viewed as an important statement by the technology industry that it is willing to support innovative programs that have the potential to drive sustainable development The GDOI International Partners Group is a significant first step toward developing new collaborative models for development based on the convergence of information and communications technologies There is growing evidence that information technologies can play a critical role in advancing poor nations development goals creating wealth and alleviating

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  • Resources | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    plan of action In further support of the G8 and the Dot Force the Digital Opportunity Initiative intends to launch pilot applications of its new strategic framework And just as importantly the framework is being made available to all developing nations as a tool for their own development of national ICT strategies A copy of Creating a Development Dynamic is available at www opt int org A global conference call is being held Monday July 16 at 8 a m East Coast U S time involving UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown Markle Foundation President Zoë Baird and Accenture International Chairman Vernon Ellis Reporters are invited to attend Markle Foundation works to improve health and national security through the use of information and technology Markle collaborates with innovators and thought leaders from the public and private sectors whose expertise lies in the areas of information technology privacy civil liberties health and national security Learn more about Markle at www markle org UNDP as part of the United Nations is committed to the principle that development is inseparable from the quest for peace and human security and that the United Nations must be a strong force for development as well as peace With offices in 132 countries UNDP s mission is to help countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable human development by assisting them to build their capacity to design and carry out development programs in poverty eradication employment creation and sustainable livelihoods the empowerment of women and the protection and regeneration of the environment giving first priority to poverty eradication Accenture is the world s leading provider of management and technology consulting services and solutions with more than 75 000 people in 46 countries delivering a wide range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries Accenture operates globally with one common brand and business model designed to enable the company to serve its clients on a consistent basis around the world Under its strategy Accenture is building a network of businesses to meet the full range of any organization s consulting technology outsourcing alliances and venture capital The company generated revenues of 9 75 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31 2000 and 5 71 billion for the six months ended February 28 2001 Markle Releases Major Study on Governing the Internet NEW YORK NY American Public favors new approaches to provide greater online protections and responsiveness 64 of the public feels government should develop rules to protect Internet users even if it means some regulation The public feels industry has a key role to play but 58 indicates it does not want industry self regulation alone 70 feels non profits should have a significant role in making rules for Internet At a time of intense debate over key Internet policy issues ranging from antitrust to privacy regulation open access and taxation of online commerce a new body of opinion research sponsored by the Markle Foundation shows that the American public wants a broad range of perspectives and interests involved in decisions about the Internet Although the public has an overwhelmingly favorable view of the medium about half of the public also views the Internet as a source of worry due to an array of concerns ranging from on line pornography and violence to privacy violations to unresponsive providers and lack of trustworthiness of online information But in looking for solutions they want to go beyond such black and white choices as government regulation or industry self regulation to fashion approaches that involve government industry technical experts non profit organizations and the public itself In an innovative and extended research effort that included telephone and on line polling and focus groups of the general public and Internet experts the Markle Foundation research found that 63 percent of all Americans and a remarkable 83 percent of those who go on line have a positive view of the Internet The research finds that the public identifies the Internet primarily as a source of information with 45 percent saying their dominant image of the Internet is that of a library as opposed to 17 percent who compare it to a shopping mall or banking and investment office Yet despite the Internet s popularity nearly half of all Americans 45 percent see the Internet as a source of worry and 70 percent of the public says you have to question most things you read on the Internet By a margin of 54 36 percent the public believes it does not enjoy the same rights and protections on line than it has in the off line world and 59 percent say they don t know who they would turn to if they had a problem on line The Internet is an increasingly important part of the lives of the American people said Zoë Baird President of the Markle Foundation at a press conference at the National Press Club This research shows that they have an appreciation for the complexities involved in tackling the critical questions that will affect decisions about the Internet They want the full range of voices and interests to be heard from the private sector and government to non profit organizations and the public itself By a 60 37 percent margin the public says that rules for governing the Internet should be mostly developed and enforced by organizations other than the government such as Internet related companies and non profit groups But by 58 35 percent the public indicates that it does not want to rely on industry self regulation alone Although it is skeptical about government it still sees a clear place for government by 64 32 percent 57 to 35 in a retest in June 2001 government should develop rules to protect people when they are on the Internet even if it requires some regulation of the Internet This desire for a government role stems in part from the public s wish for institutions with teeth which can also include effective private sector solutions such as the role of credit card companies in protecting the consumer against fraud and defective merchandise The public also values the involvement of non profit organizations When asked to rate how much of a role ten different groups or institutions should have in making rules for the Internet the public gives the most favorable ratings to non profit organizations with 70 percent feeling positively about non profits having a significant role More than half 55 percent says the public itself should have a significant voice even though the public has doubts about its own lack of expertise on these issues More generally the public appears to look to its off line experiences in setting its expectations and hopes for the Internet Some of the most frequently mentioned shortcomings of the Internet were the lack of a real person and a real place to go to when the public encounters problems On the hotly debated issue of Internet taxation a clear majority 60 34 believes that on line purchases should be taxed the same as off line items Although the economic downturn and the failure of many Internet start ups have dented the share of those who see the Internet as an engine of economic growth which declined slightly from 82 percent in October 2000 to 75 percent in June 2001 there has been no significant change in the share of the public that has a positive view of the Internet or in the public s views about accountability on line The Markle Foundation s research one of the broadest efforts yet conducted on opinions regarding decisions about the Internet was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research through a series of national telephone interviews online surveys conventional and on line focus groups and one on one interviews with the public and Internet experts It was designed to examine multiple aspects of the public s and the experts views on the governance of the Internet and whether the public believes more needs to be done to provide protections and give them greater control on line In turn it examined whom they trust to make Internet policy Markle Foundation Names Stefaan Verhulst as Director of Expanded Internet Governance Project NEW YORK NY Zoë Baird President of the Markle Foundation announced today that Stefaan Verhulst will lead Markle s newly expanded Internet Governance Project Verhulst who will join Markle on June 1st moves from Oxford University in the United Kingdom where he is presently Director of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy He comes to Markle with a strong background in comparative communications policy and law governance and strategic management as well as a global perspective on Internet policy development I am delighted that Stefaan will be joining the Markle Foundation said Baird He has made substantial contributions to the development of communications and Internet policy in Europe and elsewhere and to the development of self regulatory and standards setting bodies for the Internet At Markle Stefaan will help advise on and develop the new institutions that are arising in this global information age The Markle Foundation has been a driving force in working to ensure that the public interest is represented in new policy making bodies said Verhulst I am delighted to be a part of Markle s Internet governance team and to help develop the foundation s work as the next generation of communications policies evolves Stefaan Verhulst has been Director of the Progamme in Comparative Media Law and Policy PCMLP at Oxford University since its inception in 1996 and was a scholar in residence at the Markle Foundation in Fall 2000 During Verhulst s four year joint directorship with Professor Monroe Price the Programme contributed to communications legislation and policy reform debates worldwide created a global network of experts developed a wide range of research projects and publications and pioneered in many areas of comparative media law and policy Prior to directing the Oxford Programme Verhulst held similar positions in Belgium and at the School of Law at University of Glasgow in Scotland Having served as consultant and researcher for numerous organizations including the Council of Europe European Commission Digital Video Broadcasting Broadcasting Standards Commission Bertelsmann Foundation and UNESCO Verhulst is an experienced liaison with policy makers industry executives non governmental organizations foundations and the media Verhulst is also the editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy and of the Communications Law in Transition Newsletter and has published internationally on communications law and policy issues Background on Markle s Internet Governance Project IGP The Internet Governance Project IGP has been a primary component of Markle s Policy for a Networked Society Program since the program s inception in November 1999 As nation states increasingly defer to non traditional international policy making organizations either for guidance in harmonizing national law making with regard to the Internet or for the creation of binding policy new mechanisms have to be created for protecting the public interest The IGP addresses the increased need for inclusion of the public voice in Internet governance making processes The Internet Governance Project has furthered the goals of accountability transparency participation and representation of the public interest in the newly emerging nontraditional venues where Internet policy is created such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICANN and the Group of Eight s G 8 Digital Opportunity Task Force DOT Force The IGP will continue to identify enable and enhance sophisticated advocacy and policy analysis as well as encourage the development of institutional structures and processes necessary for the legitimacy of these nascent global venues PBS Awarded Markle Foundation Grant to Develop Digital Strategy for Kids and Families ALEXANDRIA VA In this age of digital convergence where investments are being made in next generation content and many institutions are re tooling business models to take advantage of the new media the Markle Foundation has awarded the Public Broadcasting Service PBS a 250 000 grant to collaborate on the development of a long term multiple media strategy for children and families which will drive the development of children s media for future generations PBS will match the Markle investment The announcement was made today by PBS President and CEO Pat Mitchell and Markle Foundation President Zoë Baird This work is a part of Markle s Interactive Media for Children program which is focused on researching the impact of interactive media on children and translating that research into the development and production of children s interactive media products As long time leaders in quality children s programming both on air and online PBS and its local member stations are well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities digital convergence offers to serve children and families The PBS Markle project will accelerate the strategic planning process by taking advantage of PBS s unique strengths as a visionary educational leader and public broadcaster and Markle s understanding of children s media research and strategic planning skills The strategy to be based on available research and trends regarding the impact of technology on children and families in the 21st century will be created by experts from multiple disciplines brought together by PBS and Markle These experts will convene from May through August for a series of workshops They will review the skills capabilities and motivations of those in the public broadcasting community from national producers to local station personnel as they formulate a content and business plan for the future In addition an evaluation strategy will be developed in order to determine how best to disseminate the results to the public Elements of the final plan will be published in late Fall 2001 on PBS org Markle org and in a summary booklet To secure PBS s position as the leading source for children s media in the digital age we must refine our creative philosophy and business model said Ms Mitchell The Markle Foundation grant provides a valuable partnership to help grow a unified strategy for strengthening our non commercial service to a broad and diverse audience of children and families Markle s Interactive Media for Children program focuses on understanding how technology affects our children and encouraging the production and distribution of research driven interactive media said Ms Baird Markle is committed to working with PBS to direct the extraordinary power of digital technology to help children enjoy learning and grow into intelligent active citizens The strategic plan will focus on six key areas Content creation and programming Exploring how new media affects learning and how PBS can use that knowledge to create more compelling educational programming for all children and families Operating and content delivery platforms Determining the rules for developing projects in the kid s space including guidelines for accessibility privacy commercialism etc Presence within local communities Identifying the roles and relationships for PBS member stations to determine which models will differentiate and add value at the local level Evaluating current outreach and supplemental educational materials and looking at the roles Ready to Learn coordinators can play Business models and partnerships Finding effective funding models and potential content and distribution partners Marketing and promotion strategies Strengthening the way PBS promotes PBS KIDS content leveraging TV the Web and other outlets to develop a convergent approach Evaluation strategy and dissemination plan Formulating a structure of soliciting and evaluating audience feedback for all media to effectively communicate findings To ensure that the planning process is broadly inclusive as well as collaborative PBS and Markle have engaged David Kleeman of the American Center for Children and Media to direct the project maintain communications and compile the findings of the experts With his team Mr Kleeman will define the unique and critical role of public broadcasting in the digital age with the objective of building the strongest possible media environment for children and families Prior to joining the Center Mr Kleeman was at PBS from 1983 to 1988 where he held positions of increasing responsibility including program associate and assistant director of children s and cultural programming associate director of program operations and lastly associate director of scheduling Mr Kleeman is an author speaker strategist and analyst on children s media He has served as an advisor to such companies and organizations as Fox Family Microsoft the MIT Media Lab and UNICEF PBS headquartered in Alexandria Virginia is a private nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation s 347 public television stations Serving nearly 100 million people each week PBS enriches the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services on noncommercial television the Internet and other media Markle Foundation Announces Independent Study Of ICANN Elections NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation today announced that it will commit 432 000 toward an independent international effort to study ICANN s At Large elections and governance structure ICANN is the private corporation charged with the international oversight of the Internet domain name system The Markle Foundation previously contributed support to ICANN s costs for last October s elections and to outside organizations to advise ICANN on the election process This election study will be conducted by an international team of academics and non governmental organizations in response to ICANN s decision to undertake its own study and its call for a comprehensive examination of the concept structure and processes relating to At Large elections of the ICANN Board of Directors The study Markle is supporting will be completed prior to ICANN s June Board meeting This independent international initiative to study ICANN s elections said Zoë Baird President of the Markle Foundation is an important part of a process we hope will lead to greater transparency and stronger representation of the public interest at ICANN and for Internet governance generally This study is meant to examine what public interests are affected by ICANN s authority how the public interest was served by the initial experiment with elections and indeed whether in the future elections or some other form of representative process would best serve those interests We

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  • Winning in the Global Services Economy | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Winning in the Global Services Economy A 21st Century Export Strategy for Job Creation and Growth Publication Date Tuesday September 30 2014 This paper was prepared for the Markle Economic Future Initiative In a global economy marked by ongoing economic uncertainty and a tepid recovery from recession there are few hard economic truths to depend on however one that remains steadfastly accurate is the adage that demography is destiny The demographic transitions underway across both developed and developing economies will have profound impacts on the economies of Canada and the United States as well as their many trading partners Growing popula tions of young middle class consumers in South Asia and Latin America and the masses of small and medium sized enterprises SMEs that employ them will increasingly demand cultural educational and professional services that domestic markets may

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  • American Prosperity: Charting a Future in a Global and Digital Age | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos American Prosperity Charting a Future in a Global and Digital Age Publication Date Wednesday July 31 2013 This paper was prepared for the Markle Economic Future Initiative Introduction Five years after the start of the global financial crisis the US economic recovery remains disappointingly weak American prosperity is being sapped not only by the cyclical effects of recession but by structural problems that had been building for decades Persistently weak investment and erosion in the labor market are undermining the economy s future capacity The Congressional Budget

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