Global Leadership Summit profiles: 4/12

[notice]It is 9 weeks to the launch of the 2011 Global Leadership Summit (GLS) in South Africa. Today we profile the fourth in our weekly series of profiles of the 12 expert speakers who will challenge and inspire summit delegates around the world with the end goal of empowering local churches to transform communities. The first GLS events in South Africa this year will be in Port Elizabeth and Pretoria on October 7 and 8.[/notice]


Hon. Cory A. Booker
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey — Urban Reformer

In 2006, while still in his thirties, Cory Booker was elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey. With degrees from Stanford University and Oxford University (where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar), he moved to Newark during his final year at Yale Law School. In the years that followed, he lived in a troubled housing complex in the city’s Central Ward, advocated for education reform, served on the City Council, and founded the non-profit organization Newark Now. Unconventional in his approach to urban issues, he represents a new generation of pragmatic urban politicians. Since his election, Newark has seen a significant reduction in crime, doubled the amount of affordable housing under construction, slashed the city budget, and attracted over $100 million in private philanthropy.

View Cory Booker on video:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWlYPPjHf6g&playnext=1&list=PLAC917FBC5A4AA1A3

The GLS was started by Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Church, Illinois, USA in 1995 as an annual training event for church, ministry and other leaders to sharpen their skills. The Summit telecasts LIVE from the campus of Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago reaching more than 185 premier host sites across the United States. In the months following, the Summit moves into more than 200 cities in 70+ countries across the globe, via videocast.

Global Leadership Summit Dates in South Africa
7-8 October Pretoria
7-8 October Port Elizabeth
14-15 October Durban
14-15 October Vanderbijlpark
21-22 October Cape Town
28-29 October Durban
28-29 October East London
28-29 October Jefrrey’s Bay
4-5 November Johannesburg
4-5 November Windhoek
11-12 November Walvis Bay
18-19 November Oshakati
Registration forms are available here:

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