Monday, May 19, 2008
Last Friday, we got an opportunity to exchange ideas and stories with a delegation of young leaders from various cities in Russia. The two-hour meeting afforded us the opportunity to have a candid discussion about the city of New Orleans, the rebuilding process, the government's response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and how young leaders are shaping the new frontier of the city. It was exciting to hear that this movement of "engaged young professionals" has become an international phenomenon. Young people around the globe are becoming increasingly aware and dedicated to fixing today's most pressing social problems.