By: Richard Beitman ‘15
After the furor of consumerism that is ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’, ‘Giving Tuesday’ is about giving back to the community. One of the ways Thunderbird School of Global Management gives back is through Project Artemis. – Project Artemis makes an indelible difference in the lives of Afghan women who in turn reshape their community into something good and productive.
Giving back to the global community is just as important as giving to the local community, and at times it can be even more impactful. – Thunderbird President Dr. Larry Penley agrees:
“Thunderbird specifically has a responsibility to global sustainability and [Project] Artemis contributes very significantly to the sustainability of emerging and developing economies. And if one looks at the value of economic development, it is rather considerable.”
Dr. Penley believes that this responsibility to give back to the community, whether global or local, is not just a call for Thunderbird, but for all institutions of higher learning: