Friday, September 24, 2010

Partners For a New Beginning - the vision President Obama laid out in his June 2009 Cairo speech

HT:WeaselZippers.Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, along with Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of The Aspen Institute, announced today the formation of the Steering Committee and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitments for Partners for a New Beginning (PNB).

Partners for a New Beginning is a non-partisan, non-profit organization established to harness private sector and civil society resources to advance the vision President Obama laid out in his June 2009 Cairo speech of renewed engagement with Muslims around the world based on mutual respect and responsibility. Secretary Albright serves as PNB’s Chair. Mr. Kent and Mr. Isaacson serve as Vice-Chairs.

This advisory group of prominent American leaders has committed to using their expertise, global networks, and access to resources to foster locally-driven public-private partnerships and projects to advance opportunity in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities in four key areas: economic opportunity, science and technology, education, and exchange.

Today at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting, PNB announced its first commitments to increase access to finance, business capacity and development services; improve educational opportunities for students and teachers; foster physical and virtual exchange programs; and enhance science and technology solutions. These commitments will positively impact up to 500,000 people across the PNB targeted countries of Egypt, Indonesia, Turkey, Pakistan, and West Bank/Gaza during the next five years.

Now lets look once who's among  the  "U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project".Leadership Group Members :

Madeleine Albright, Principal, The Albright Group LLC; former U.S. Secretary of State.

The guest speaker last week at Obama ’s Church. Dr. Ziad Asali.President and Founder, American Task Force on Palestine.

Among other members of the organisation are : Surprise!

Daisy Khan, Executive Director, American Society for Muslim Advancement and Feisal Abdul Rauf, Imam.

Anyone starting to understand why the state department is paying for Iman Rauf his trips?

Click here to read the full story.U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project

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