Lyla Bashan serves in the U.S. diplomatic corps for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Over the course of her nearly two decade career in international affairs she has crisscrossed the globe, living in Armenia, Tajikistan, and Guatemala and working throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Working for USAID, the Department of State, and non-governmental organizations, she has committed her career to being an ordinary hero and strives to help others to do so too.
It’s a big world out there, and it needs your help. Global poverty, social inequality. Famine, conflict and climate change. These are just some of pressing challenges we face, and why we need you to turn your passion for social justice into a global career of conscience. This extraordinary guide will help you learn how the international system works, the key problems and players, and how to kick-start your do-gooder career. Whether you’re a budding diplomat, an aspiring international development expert or anything in between, this is a must-read book for the changemakers of tomorrow. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to social justice causes.
ENDORSEMENTS of GLOBAL
“Timely and essential! Educating future leaders should begin with this book.” – Parag Khanna, Author of How to Run the World and Connectography
“Your guide to the best career in the world: one where you deepen your knowledge of the way the world works, experience all the beauty and heartache it has to offer, and get the chance to help others.” – Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children USA
“A sweeping and readable guide to a life spent serving the world.” – James Stavridis, Admiral, USN (Ret), Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
“Our future depends on the energy and inspiration of ordinary heroes around the world. Global is the perfect book for all who want to find meaning and joy in service to our common destiny.” – Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO, Mercy Corps