Thought Leader: Enrique Penalosa

Enrique Penalosa is president of the board of directors of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and a former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia.

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THE BIG QUESTIONS

  • WHAT’S DISTINCT distinct

    Perhaps we have more information about our situation in the universe. We can really see how we all share a destiny—Chinese, Russians, Americans, Colombians.

  • CHALLENGES challenges

    The great challenge is to learn how to live better. The least we can do is to achieve a situation where every child that is born is wished for—hugged, loved, desired.

  • GLOBAL ETHICS ethics

    I think people are very similar, and ethics are similar everywhere in the world. I think we feel responsibility to our family, to our children, to more vulnerable citizens in society.

  • PEACE peace

    All wars have in common very irrational beliefs. They have in common the nationalistic, the ethnic, the religious—all kinds of irrational ways humans have invented to hate each other. I think as reason progresses, more education, these kinds of causes for war should wither away.