Pacific Council member Brie Loskota was named one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders (YGL) of 2017. Each year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) selects the most innovative, enterprising, and socially minded women and men under the age of 40 who are making outstanding contributions to their field and society.
YGLs are "rethinking the world around them and operating as a force for good to overcome barriers that elsewhere stand in the way of progress." Notable YGL alumni include Ashton Kutcher, Ivanka Trump, Tulsi Gabbard, Tom Cotton, Nate Silver, and Chelsea Clinton.
The YGL community’s mission is built on three objectives: action and impact, collaboration and community, and leadership and learning. Throughout the five year program, YGLs are fully involved in the WEF’s meetings, initiatives, and research and interact with the WEF’s wider multi-stakeholder community.
"I’m excited to be in the company of a group of people committed to using their skills and talents to help improve our shared world," said Loskota. "I hope to be able to put my work and experience in a broader context, and to foster cross-sectoral collaboration so we can see impact on a greater scale."
Loskota is the executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. She is also co-founder and senior advisor to the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and a trainer-facilitator with the United States Institute of Peace’s Generation Change program, where she has trained young leaders from across the Middle East and Africa. She works with government agencies to ensure more effective partnership with faith communities on public health.
"I hope to be able to put my work and experience in a broader context, and to foster cross-sectoral collaboration so we can see impact on a greater scale."
WEF is a not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The forum engages political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.
The Pacific Council congratulates Brie Loskota on her selection to this important group!
Justin Chapman is the Communications Associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy.