Why we are starting a new country | Simon Anholt & Madeline Hung | TEDxDanubia
The country Simon and Madeline represent is one you’ve never visited: no matter how good your geography, you couldn’t point to it on a map. But you already speak its language, you probably share its values and you may even have been born to be one of its citizens.
The Good Country has over 700 million potential citizens around the world: people who feel they are citizens of the world as well as citizens of their own country; people who want to play a personal part in making the world work better.
The Good Country launched this year and already has thousands of citizens from 150 countries. You can become a citizen too – and even help to spread the word by becoming a volunteer ambassador – on its website, www.good.country.
Simon Anholt and Madeline Hung are the co-founders of the Good Country. Simon worked for over twenty years as an independent policy advisor to the leaders of more than 50 countries; Madeline is an expert on multi-stakeholder initiatives, and has worked on business and human rights issues in the United States and in Cameroon, Nigeria, and the Philippines.
Simon is a co-founder of the Good Country, defined not by borders but values. He previously worked as an independent nation branding specialist and policy advisor to leaders of more than 50 countries. He is also the publisher of the Good Country Index,...
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