One Young World Summit has officially opened tonight with a ceremony featuring former U.S. President Bill Clinton as a keynote speaker at Heinz Hall Downtown Pittsburgh.
Clinton took four questions from the audience:
The first one came from an Iraqi delegate: Are Iraq and the Mideast ready for the Arab Spring?
The second one -- from a lady from Benin: Foreign aid: How to overcome dependency on foreign aid?
The third question was asked by an Indian delegate: What are the main challenges in the U.S. and in the world right now and what are we doing to overcome them?
And the last question came from the U.S. delegate, Becki Lynch: What should a role of the private enterprise be in reaching the Millenium Development Goals?
Below are some of the reactions from the delegates to Clinton's keynote and quotes that resonated with the attendees:
Clinton: don't give up on small holder farmers and growth, worst we can do is double income, don't be scared of solutions #OYW— Rebaz Zedbagi (@RebazZedbagi) October 18, 2012
There was one reading that the former U.S. President recommended to the delegates -- Max Weber's essay, "Politics as a Vocation."
And then there was more...