Entrepreneurship Is Critical Pillar of U.S. Global Engagement

Posted by Andrew Cedar
December 11, 2012

This week, U.S. government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, and policy makers from more than 50 countries are gathering in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the third annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. President Obama announced the creation of this annual event during his 2009 speech at Cairo University in Egypt, and he hosted the inaugural Summit in Washington, D.C. in 2010.

In Cairo, the President pledged to pursue a new partnership between the United States and the Muslim world based on mutual interest and mutual respect. At the core of that vision was the need to build stable societies that provide broad-based opportunity for people to pursue their aspirations and shape their destiny. At the time, the President noted that innovation and entrepreneurship were a key part of unlocking the potential of the Middle East and of millions of young people yearning for opportunity.

Since then, dramatic changes across the region have only underscored the importance of this work. As the President notes in his video address to this year's Summit, "...Just as democratic revolutions can be triggered by a lack of opportunity, democratic progress will depend on economic growth that is broad and sustained. And that demands entrepreneurs."

Over the past four years, this Administration has worked to leverage America's entrepreneurial strength in support of our foreign policy. We have strived to build the skills, networks, regulatory environments, and access to capital necessary to realize the potential and aspirations of up-and-coming entrepreneurs. We have linked them with U.S. investors and entrepreneurs to unlock their pooled potential and to expand the frontiers of innovation and commerce.

This week's Summit provides an opportunity to build on this progress, bringing together over 1,000 global leaders to forge deeper partnerships across borders and cultures and to accelerate global economic growth.

Editor's Note: This entry also appears on the White House Blog.

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justice48
December 11, 2012

W.W. writes:

Entrepreneurship its lobby and private sector is what has created the world of today -- are we happy about it ? the 3 that just got prized with nobel for peace do not represent Europe and its people

before a global world we need a global common education

we all must join and work together in fighting the past that has created the world of today with cancelling the global elite that has created it over the century

there are no godly given righs to any being on this planet and we are all equal in front of ourselves -

The past must end the yesterday world must end with everything in it to pursue a common goal which we can call a future made of prosperity security and peace.

The global world must be a democratic republic, founded on work where

Sovereignty belongs to the people, which exercises it in the forms and within the limits of the Constitution where All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.The Republic recognizes and guarantees the inviolable rights of man, as an individual, and in the social groups where he expresses his personality, and demands the fulfilment of the intransgressible duties of political, economic, and social solidarity.

the globe must free its self from the tyrant and lobby that just won the nobel prize for peace to establish 1 common constitution or all human lives will be worthless to their mission of seeking a different future from its past.

so in egypt so in mideast china europe usa mars venus jupiter sirius solar system

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