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Steven R. Koltai is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and managing director of the entrepreneurship consultancy Koltai & Co. He is a successful entrepreneur and former entertainment industry executive and invest­ ment banker. From 2009 to 2011, he created and ran the Global Entrepreneurship Program at the U.S. Department of State while serving as the first senior adviser for entrepreneurship under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Matthew Muspratt is a writer and consultant with expertise in sub­Saharan Africa. He con­ sults on entrepreneurship with Koltai & Co. and has worked in several African countries as a legal adviser to banks, social enterprises, and an access­to­justice organization. Jacket design by Jamie Keenan PRAIS “We ar Steve K Happil people pragm —Anne and fo Koltai Americ —Adm Fletche and fo Innova hallma here, w This is place i —Robe for Eco An ima change —Tara for Pub Peace work th —Leon Harvar A mus prospe is the e from m This is want to innova —Mela Wome and fo BROO Washin www.b PRAISE FOR PEACE THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP “We are turning the screw of economic development with a rubber screwdriver.” That’s Steve Koltai’s lively take on what is wrong with much official U.S. foreign assistance. Happily, he has a deeply American solution: harnessing the creativity and energy of people around the world in “doing entrepreneurship.” He’s both a visionary and a pragmatist; his ideas should occupy a much larger place in U.S. foreign policy. —Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America, and former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department Koltai has identified and persuasively argued for an important new element in American foreign policy that must be added to our toolkit. —Admiral (Ret.) James G. Stavridis, Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO Innovation and the commercialization of innovation through entrepreneurship are hallmarks of the current world economy. The United States has a natural advantage here, which, as Steven Koltai points out, we are nowhere near using to full potential. This is an important book about an important idea that must have a more prominent place in America’s future international economic relations. —Robert D. Hormats, former Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs An imaginative, innovative, and inspiring book about the power of entrepreneurs to change lives. —Tara D. Sonenshine, former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Peace through Entrepreneurship is an important book. It discusses the considerable work that must be undertaken to deliver a truly powerful solution for a global economy. —Leonard A. Schlesinger, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School, and President Emeritus, Babson College A must­read for anyone interested in growing economies and creating inclusive prosperity, detailing the many reasons why entrepreneurship matters. One of them is the extraordinary opportunity entrepreneurship provides for women at all levels— from micro­ to small and medium­size enterprises—to gain economic independence. This is not just the right thing to do but also the smart and strategic thing to do if we want to alleviate poverty, raise the standard of living, enhance development, promote innovation, and drive economic growth. —Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, Georgetown University, and former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS Washington, D.C. ...


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