Author: Paul Kuhne

Open for Innovation: The Growth of Social Entrepreneurialism in Uganda

Photo: Rachel Strohm (CC) This past summer, I had the good fortune to attend the LeoAfrica Economic Forum, a one-day conference dedicated to chronicling disruptive growth and development innovations in Africa. The event featured panelists and organizations from all segments of the innovation space in Africa and played host to a series of talks about unlocking the true potential of disruptive technologies. In the morning, the opening plenary kicked off the day with a bold vision of harnessing entrepreneurial spirit in the country, creating innovation hubs around across Uganda, and scaling locally produced apps. The energy was contagious and...

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The Policy Student’s Approach for Defending Progress in the Trump Era

Photo: Paul Kuhne Last fall, I decided to quit my full-time job and apply to policy school. After some consideration, I enrolled at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs as a candidate in Global Policy Studies. I had two reasons for attending LBJ. First, I believe in the values that LBJ espoused and his roadmap to achieving them. LBJ dedicated his life to public service, delivered programs that matched his promises and cemented the liberal tradition in the United States. The second reason I chose Texas was to understand the nuts and bolts of policy. While my...

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