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Self-organizing exists everywhere, which makes the world a self-organizing system. Swallows know how to fly in different formation; ants know how to move a giant fly; and people get together because of common interest.

“Atlas Corps Discussion Group” is such a self-organizing group, a fellow lead initiative to debate and discuss the topics we care about. Every other Thursday evening, fellows get together at the same place to have deep discussions on one specific topic initiated by one person who sends out required readings before meet.

Those topics are related to civil society works, while we could rarely find chance to discuss at work.

For my first time, I joined the discussion about lessons learned from the MDGs and the post 2015 agenda towards the SDGs initiated by Renata, Atlas Corps fellow Class 15 from Mexico, her social issue is… She moderated our discussion by listing a set of questions that helped us guide the conversation and ignite new ideas and debates.

Besides deep conversations, it was also a great chance to learn about another country from the real person from that country, and let that person know how others and outside medias’ view about their country.

The last but not least, before you come, don’t forget to finish the required reading like these:

https://post2015.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/loewe-2012-post-2015-mdgs-and-sdgs-english.pdf

http://jeffsachs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/From-MDGs-to-SDGs-Lancet-June-2012.pdf

http://advocacy.thp.org/2014/08/08/mdgs-to-sdgs/

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=741757249231980&fref=nf

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