The Project builds on the national Next Generation Project, which was founded by the American Assembly at Columbia University and is now a flagship program at the Strauss Center. The American Assembly was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1950. The Project’s Fellows form an extraordinary national network of the best and brightest future American leaders, many of whom hold senior positions in government, the private sector, academia and non-profit organizations.
The purpose of the Next Generation Project is to bring new voices and fresh ideas to the problems facing states, the nation and the world. The Project is premised on the basic belief that the next generation of American leaders who will inherit today’s global challenges – and the U.S. and international institutions currently available to resolve them – should be fully included in discussions about what is to be done. Because Fellows come from a variety of backgrounds and fields, the Project incorporates a wider range of views than is often represented in traditional global policy discussions.
Texas is the ideal next place for this Project because it is one of America’s fastest growing and economically dynamic states. Texas is the 11th largest economy in the world. Texans are increasingly international in their outlook and offer expertise in some of the most critical industries such as energy, healthcare, and high technology. Texans have always made an outsize contribution to critical national debates, and the voices of the next generation of Texas leaders are needed now more than ever.
Boney was selected because of his dedication to the development of current and next generation business owners and leaders. A native Texan currently residing in Missouri City, Texas, Boney is founder and CEO of Texas Business Alliance, a nonprofit organization with a vision is to strengthen the Texas economy and spur job creation by expanding minority- and women-owned businesses, and encouraging youth entrepreneurship.
About Texas Business Alliance
TBA is a member-driven, solutions oriented, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, with a mission to equip minority- and women-owned businesses to be qualified suppliers, ready to compete for public, private and international opportunities through progressive development, and specialized training. Its vision is to strengthen the Texas economy and spur job creation by expanding minority- and women-owned businesses, and encouraging youth entrepreneurship. Chapter organizations are forming in Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso. The organization hosts the One Woman National Business Conference (www.onewomanconference.com). Visit www.texasbusinessalliance.org for more details or call 713.738.7578.
About Robert S. Strauss Center
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law engages the best minds in academia, government and the private sector in developing practical solutions to the pressing problems of an increasingly globalized world. For more information on the Strauss Center, please visit www.StraussCenter.org.
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Jeffrey L. Boney, Founder/CEO