TYO Recommends: December 30, 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, we're recommending some inspirational profiles, awards, and lists of leading innovators. Happy New Year!


PERSON OF INTEREST: A profile of Palestinian-American PLAYWRIGHT, Betty Shamieh (US Consulate in Jerusalem).

INSPIRATION: 16 people and organizations CHANGING the world in 2012 (Craigconnects.org).

PHOTO STORY: The year in EDUCATION, featuring 7 innovators who are changing the way the world learns.

VIDEO: A look back at the YEAR OF CHANGE in the Middle East with the Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid (NY Times).

AWARD: Tomorrow is the last day to nominate a "DISRUPTIVE INNOVATOR" for learning (Learning without Frontiers).

INFOGRAPHIC: The world's leading INNOVATORS. What does it mean for a country to be innovative, and which nations rank at the top of the list? (GOOD.is)

HONOR: TYO was named Non-Profit of the Week by PHOTOPHILANTHROPY!

See how the world searched with Google's 2011 Zeitgeist:

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