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MacArthur Fdn Names Gallucci, Gtown Dean, Pres

From the Associated Press:

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has chosen a Georgetown University dean and former special envoy for the U.S. State Department as its new president.

Robert Gallucci, dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will serve as the foundation’s fourth president, starting July 1, the foundation announced Tuesday.

Gallucci was chief U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, while serving as ambassador-at-large and special envoy for the State Department.

He will replace Jonathan F. Fanton, who has led the MacArthur Foundation since 1999. Fanton is leaving under the foundation’s term-limits policy, which limits its president to two five-year terms.

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Gladwell: Why Human Potential Is Underused

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Best-selling author and social-change guru Malcolm Gladwell urged local leaders yesterday morning to make the most of Philadelphia’s “human potential.” . . . [He]¬†offered three reasons he believes this potential, in general, is underused: the limits of poverty, “stupidity” in how leaders often approach problems, and negative attitudes.

“The question of how much we want to achieve in a certain area is up to us,” he said, arguing against the idea that some people are destined for success.

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