IMPROVING THE SKILLS
OF AMERICAN WORKERS
"Unfortunately, one headwind for economic growth is the declining rate of labor force participation in the U.S."– Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is getting some attention with his comments about the "workforce skills gap" that is a burden to America's economic momentum. Fed President Kaplan released a video in which he discusses this skills gap on Thursday, the same day his guest column about the developing crisis appeared on Bloomberg View.
See the video HERE and read the column HERE.
ISLAMIC ART AT THE DMA
The terms "exquisite beauty" and "rare manuscripts become visible reality April 18-28, when the Dallas Museum of Art presents "The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery." This exhibition is described as "the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world's most important private collections of Islamic art."
According to the DMA, "The gallery will highlight particular strengths within the collection, which encompasses one of the most important holdings of luster pottery and rock crystals in the world including the celebrated rock crystal ewer, one of only seven in the world of its caliber and the only one of its type in the United States. The gallery space will display a series of rare manuscripts and painted miniatures of exquisite beauty, including a 16th-century Indian Khamsa of Nizami manuscript, and pages from the 1330 Shahnama known as 'The Demotte Shahnama'."
congratulations to our 20 under 20!
Our "20 Under 20" Awards honor exceptional Junior World Affairs Council students. The top prizes are the "Global Gateway Grants." On April 29, the grants will be awarded at a dinner sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Patrick M. Murray and the Latino Center for Leadership Development.
Our 2017 grant recipients are Madison Lopez, a senior at Lewisville High School, who will receive $2,000; Lamisa Mustafa, a senior at Carrollton-Farmers Branch Newman Smith High School, who will receive $1,500; and Tri Pham, a junior at Richardson Berkner High School, who will receive $1,000.
Some students may receive their scholarships in their prom attire - they'll go on to their prom after the dinner. Guest speaker for the evening is the Council's Vice Chairman Robert Jordan. U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 2001-2003.