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    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 Search Results Search IRS Form 990 PF Markle FY 2014 IRS Form 990 PF for Markle fiscal year 2014 990 Tax tax forms tax return Financial financial information IRS Form 990 T Markle FY 2014 IRS Form 990 T for Markle fiscal year 2014 990 Tax tax forms tax return Financial financial information Online Network to Help Middle Class Find Jobs in Phoenix Rework America Connected is building the platform in partnership with LinkedIn Arizona State University and edX Rework America Connected Launches in Phoenix Audio Phoenix is trying a high tech way to help employers and tech savvy workers find each other It s called Rework America Colorado Molder Joins First in the Nation Skills Gap Initiative Noel Ginsburg CEO of Intertech Plastics joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper LinkedIn Markle edX and others to announce the launch of Rework America Connected We Need to Rework American Higher Education so Americans Can Get Back to Work By Zoë Baird Allen Blue and Michael Crow As Presidential candidates declare why they seek to be elected in 2016 they are promising jobs growth and a better future With nearly three quarters of polled Americans fearing the next generation will be worse off than theirs is these promises cannot afford to be hollow For millions of people an uncertain future has become a constant as lives are increasingly changed by technology and a networked world during the biggest economic transformation in a hundred years The country is crying out for a plan of action The loss of optimism points at the defining challenge of our time to make sure that all Americans will be included in this transformation The dream of working hard to achieve a brighter future has long been the bedrock of American society But in the last two decades technology has redefined the landscape of work and the economy Read More Rework America Connected Launched to Develop Phoenix Workforce Phoenix job seekers may find better ways to connect thanks to a new partnership between ASU Maricopa Community Colleges LinkedIn the city of Phoenix and the Markle Foundation Books by Friends Skyfaring America s Moment Republic of Conscience It is especially powerful in examining the history of America s stages of growth and stagnation

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  • Global Network Readiness and Resource Initiative Launches at G-8 Summit in Japan | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    founding partners Markle Foundation World Economic Forum WEF Center for International Development CID at Harvard University IBM United Nations Development Program UNDP United Nations Foundation UNF the coalition plans to invite all categories of development partners and others to join this undertaking The Global Network Readiness and Resource Initiative will enable developing nations seeking strategic guidance in policy regulatory and network readiness development to access leading edge resources as they become full participants in the global information economy and society The challenge of bridging the digital divide is a daunting one said Klaus Schwab President of the WEF but we must recognize that priority be given to this issue by developing nations themselves and by all stakeholders in the industrialized world Zoë Baird President of the Markle Foundation said This innovative public private partnership represents a powerful resource enables developing nations to access the expertise they seek on the front end of the information revolution The potential significance of that in terms of economic and social development is enormous The Global Network Readiness and Resource Initiative will consist of two major components First through a partnership of private and public stakeholders the development of country specific network readiness and self assessments based on the pioneering work of CID Network Readiness Guide for the Developing World as well as readiness initiatives by APEC World Bank and others as the initial step in establishing the enabling environment to attract major investment in information infrastructure and matching information technology to the basic development needs of health education environment trade and others Second the initiative will create a Global Task Force to deliver pro bono advice to developing nation governments and private sector entities on crafting the appropriate strategic mix of telecommunications competition public policy to support Internet and electronic commerce growth and enabling entrepreneurial environments for social and economic development The Global Task Force will be staffed by leading experts from the private and public sector There is a tremendous hunger in the developing world for information and advice on how to more fully participate in the Networked World Developing country leaders are looking for exactly the kind of support that this kind of initiative will provide said Jeff Sachs Director of CID at Harvard University About the Coalition Partners The World Economic Forum is the foremost global partnership of business political intellectual and other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world The World Economic Forum is an independent impartial not for profit Foundation that acts in the spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest to further economic growth and social progress In January 2000 WEF formed a task force on the Global Digital Divide after private discussions among several chief executives of information technology and media communication and entertainment companies at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland The Center for International Development CID is Harvard University s primary center for research on sustainable international development and a world leader in promoting a

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  • UNDP and Andersen Consulting, in cooperation with Markle Foundation, Launch Project at G-8 Summit to Bridge the Global Digital Divide | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    the G 8 Okinawa Charter on the Global Information Society the Comprehensive Co operation Package to Address the International Digital Divide of the Japanese government and the Global Call to Action issued by President Clinton and endorsed today by a broad cross section of the U S private sector The opportunITy initiative will involve three main components setting an overall strategic approach for bridging the global digital divide before the decade is out initiation and or scaling up of a series of exemplar initiatives across the world over the next twelve months and execution of a campaign to win the hearts and minds of all stakeholders in support of the real development benefits of ICT investment The opportunITy initiative will run for twelve months and report back in time for next year s G 8 Summit We should not think in terms of a trade off between Information and Communications Technologies and other developmental needs such as health and education Technology is a powerful force to enhance the lives of people around the globe as well as a powerful engine of economic growth said Vernon Ellis International Chairman of Andersen Consulting We are proud to have played a leading role in creating this vitally important initiative which aims to ensure that everyone can benefit from the immense opportunities new technologies deliver We look forward to working with partner organizations worldwide both in setting a strategy and in making a real difference on the ground and helping create a more sustainable future for all of us The role that ICT can best play in supporting broader economic and social development is far from being fully understood said Mark Malloch Brown Administrator of the UNDP but the price of delaying entry to the network revolution will rise sharply over time He added If developing nations can be helped to put the right public policies in place and attract private and public capital then the applications from education to health services and micro finance for the poor know no boundaries He said the UNDP which has a network of offices in 136 countries worldwide will provide critical country support and leadership for the opportunITy initiative The opportunITy initiative is intended to fully support the activities and strategic objectives of the G 8 Digital Opportunities Task Force DOT announced today The implementation framework will suggest a concrete timetable and set targets for bridging the global digital divide before the decade is out By the time of the 2001 G 8 meeting this plan should contain a series of practical commitments from public private multilateral and charitable organizations and from governments of developed and developing nations and for at least six immediate and concrete initiatives to act as exemplars for future work across the world The dedication of both G 8 and private sector resources so early in the global expansion of the information and communications technology should give us optimism that developing nations can match their most critical needs with the benefits the information

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  • opportunITy initiative | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    will need to use that understanding to mobilise the international community around practical approaches and realistic targets for closing the digital divide The opportunITy initiative launched at the G 8 Summit in Okinawa Japan today sets out to lay the foundation for such an approach and should be seen as a critical supporting mechanism for the creation and the success of the G 8 DOT whose mandate is to promote the goal of achieving digital access and education for all before this decade is out A Global Strategy to Bridge the Digital Divide It is proposed that the United Nations Development Programme UNDP works together with Andersen Consulting and in cooperation with the Markle Foundation and all categories of development partners and others to build a global strategy for bridging the digital divide within ten years and will seek to mobilise the global community to execute that strategy This work will include detailed research through a broad consultation process on links between ICT and broader development issues using that knowledge to set an overall 10 year strategy proposal of the strategy to the G 8 Digital Opportunities Task Force DOT and mobilising the global community to execute the strategy The programme of work involves 3 main components Setting an overall strategy including an overall strategic approach broad timetable set of targets and implementation plan for bridging the global digital divide within ten years The plan will identify how communities can use ICT to assist in achieving broader development goals and through those initiatives build the digital content and ICT infrastructure that will bridge the global digital divide It will recommend appropriate roles and contributions from private and public organisations NGOs and broader civil society and will include recommendations for ongoing implementation Initiation and scaling up of a series of exemplar initiatives for bridging the digital divide These will ensure that the project accelerates activity on the ground and will test the overall strategic concepts The opportunITy initiative will identify develop and gain commitment to at least six major immediate and concrete initiatives across the world It will also endorse pre existing initiatives where they fit with the overall strategy developed A stakeholder campaign to win hearts and minds in support of the real developmental benefits of ICT investment Experience around the world has proven that popular demand is an absolute necessity for the success of ICT investments and that such demand can spark dramatic and self sustaining growth The first step towards this is to win the battle of ideas amongst governments business and the international development community The campaign will also be implicit in the open enthusiastic and consensus building approach that will characterise the opportunITy initiative Under the leadership of the UNDP together with Andersen Consulting and in cooperation with the Markle Foundation the project team will work with public private academic international and not for profit organizations on a global basis In particular it will seek to draw on the expertise of the World Bank ITU and

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  • Leading Journalist and Academician Named to Fellowship Program by the Markle Foundation | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    writers addressing issues relating to information technology and society The appointment of Mr Koerner and Mr Koppell represent part of Markle s commitment of nearly 1 million over the next two years to support four Markle Fellows in the first year and five Fellows in the second year each Fellow will a serve one year term The previous two Fellowships to John Simons most recently the Technology Policy reporter at the Wall Street Journal and David Friedman attorney commentator and internationally published economics columnist were announced earlier this year Brendan Koerner who begins his fellowship on July 10 was Senior Editor at U S News World Report where he wrote on such subjects as higher education business and technology and urban renewal Jonathan Koppell who began his fellowship in April 2000 is a Ph D Candidate in Political Science at the University of California Berkeley He has written extensively on efforts to reinvent government the expansion of the Internet and the implications of the Internet s growth for governance and been published widely in academic journals as well as in The Wall Street Journal Los Angeles Times and The Industry Standard Said Zoë Baird We are delighted to have Brendan Koerner and Jonathan Koppell join the Fellows program as they explore the implications of new technology as it impacts society We need to understand the significant ways in which information technology is continually changing our lives and we are pleased to support a new generation of public thinkers writers and leaders as they tackle these critical issues Ted Halstead Founder President and CEO of the New America Foundation said The Fellowship program is doing the important work of providing some of today s leading young thinkers with the intellectual and institutional support to examine the pressing issues being raised by new technologies and the new economy We re delighted to be adding Brendan and Jonathan to this group as they continue to help shape the public debate on a broad range of topics at the intersection of technology and society About Brendan I Koerner As Senior Editor at U S News World Report Mr Koerner has written more than 100 articles including six cover stories on subjects ranging from higher education urban renewal business and technology and religion His cover stories include A Lust for Profits a study of the Internet pornography industry and Can Hackers be Stopped a special report on cyber attacks As a Markle Fellow Mr Koerner will use his insight into the digital underground to examine some of the most critical issues affecting the future of information technology and the new economy including the commercialization of the Internet the struggle over copyright and patent law the ethics of free speech on the Internet and the increasing concerns over cyber security About Jonathan GS Koppell A PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of California Berkeley Mr Koppell dissertation examines the government s increasing reliance on public private hybrid organizations such as Fannie Mae Freddie Mac

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  • National Expert on Use of Information Technology to Measure and Improve Quality in Health Care Will Join Markle Foundation | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    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 National Expert on Use of Information Technology to Measure and Improve Quality in Health Care Will Join Markle Foundation Publication Date July 7 2000 NEW YORK NY Dr Carol C Diamond a physician who has worked on the forefront of the convergence of health care and information technology will join the Markle Foundation as Managing Director of the Information Technology for Better Health Program according to an announcement made today by Markle Foundation President Zoë Baird Diamond will focus the potential of new technologies to improve access to and quality of health care Dr Diamond currently serves as President of U S Quality Algorithms Inc the information arm of Aetna U S Healthcare and the industry benchmark in measuring clinical quality using the tools of advanced information technology Markle has recently unveiled a new program focus and 100 million commitment to realize opportunities for information and communications technologies to improve people s lives At the foundation Dr Diamond will marshal her experience as both clinician and health care information technology expert to direct the health program I am delighted that Dr Diamond is joining Markle to undertake cutting edge health care work She is a nationally recognized leader in the use of information technologies to improve the quality of health care And she is a first rate business leader These skills will enable her to substantially contribute to the public benefit information technologies can provide said Baird Advanced information technology tools offer a powerful means for addressing the quality of clinical medicine and access to quality care I look forward to joining Markle at a critical time when technology is transforming health care in America At Markle I will to focus on ways that consumers can benefit from that transformation said Diamond Dr Diamond trained as a clinician at the State University New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and completed her residency in occupational and environmental medicine a field of preventative medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Rutgers UMDNJ School of Public Health During the course of her career she has been recognized

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  • American Mothers are Primary Influence on Women's Political Behavior and Attitudes,Oxygen/Markle Pulse Finds | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    their knowledge of politics than men The results were announced today by Cheryl Mills Oxygen s Senior Vice President of Corporate Policy and Public Programming Said Cheryl Mills The opportunity for women now and in the future to have greater interest and confidence in and awareness of politics lies in the hands of women today Women are not only deciding the outcome of elections they serve as important role models for their daughters and other young women they hold a key to expanding the way in which women value and experience politics Women need to become conscious of the impact that their attitudes and actions can have on future generations of voters and politicians She added Our generation has a tremendous opportunity and a responsibility to actively support the political development of our daughters and other young women These are the next generation of women voters and just as importantly leaders A public private partnership between Oxygen Media and the Markle Foundation the Oxygen Markle Pulse seeks to research and reveal what women think and believe In this national election year the first phase of the Oxygen Markle Pulse s research spotlights women s attitudes toward political involvement participation in the political process and social and political issues Results may be found at www pulse org The Oxygen Markle Pulse is complemented by Oxygen s Be Fearless With Your Vote campaign election 2000 programming to encourage women s full engagement and participation in issues important to them in this election year Oxygen s election 2000 programming began June 12th with the first Oxygen Women s Forum when Vice President Gore spoke with 150 women and an on line audience in Oxygen s live un scripted on air and on line town hall meeting The 90 minute forum was broadcast on Oxygen on NJN the public television station in New Jersey and on C SPAN It also was streamed live on oxygen com and befearless com A similar invitation has been extended to Governor George W Bush Said Cheryl Mills The Oxygen Women s Forum is an example of the way in which women can publicly express and demonstrate their interest in politics and gain the information they seek about the issues and the candidates in this election The latest Oxygen Markle Pulse poll reveals that while most women saw their mothers voting few had mothers who showed a strong interest in politics In addition women more than men believe that politics is a sensitive subject for discussion to be discussed only with certain people in certain settings One implication of these combined findings that mothers have tremendous political influence over their daughters but are not as active as men in discussing politics and being confident in their knowledge of political issues is that today s women may inadvertently be perpetuating a generation of non political women Other findings in the Oxygen Markle Pulse poll include Women from families with politically vocal female role models are more politically aware than others

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  • National Security Expert Will Join New York-Based Markle Foundation as a Senior Advisor | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    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 National Security Expert Will Join New York Based Markle Foundation as a Senior Advisor Publication Date June 9 2000 NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation today announced that James B Steinberg presently Deputy National Security Advisor to President Clinton will become a Senior Advisor at the foundation in the fall Steinberg will address the need for new innovative strategies for global governance national security and public policy brought about by globalization and emerging technologies according to Markle Foundation President Zoë Baird As a Senior Advisor Steinberg s work will fall within Markle s Policy for a Networked Society program which focuses on the shifts in global decision making that are being brought about by emerging communications technologies and the rise of a networked society and seeks to enhance the public voice in the consideration of new policies related to governance the protection of democratic values individual liberties universal access and consumer interests I am delighted that Jim Steinberg is joining Markle to pursue these important and groundbreaking issues As our networked society unfolds around us it is critical that issues of security governance and power shifts around the globe be explored in the public interest said Baird To have someone with Jim s extraordinary level of experience in foreign policy and international affairs turn his attention to these increasingly important issues is a timely move from which we will all benefit The combination of globalization and emerging technologies are transforming both the threats and opportunities of our world There is an urgent need for imaginative policy solutions involving both the public and private sectors to address these challenges I am excited about joining Markle to focus on these issues which are only growing in their importance said Steinberg Since December of 1996 Steinberg has served as Deputy National Security Advisor to President Clinton He was the President s personal representative sherpa to the 1998 and 1999 G 7 G 8 Summits in Birmingham and Cologne At the White House Mr Steinberg s responsibilities included many of the emerging issues of globalization including encryption high technology exports and biotechnology infrastructure protection and cybersecurity as well as the full range of more traditional U S foreign policy international economic and national security concerns Before

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