Earlier this week, we went on a speed date — yes, a real speed date — with some of the most talented change-makers from the developing world.
It's the quirky way the Aspen Institute, an international leadership organization, introduces the global development champions from their New Voices Fellowship to the U.S. media every year. Journalists get 7 or 8 minutes with each fellow, and when the buzzer goes off, they move on to the next one.
So in the spirit of speed dating, we posed a lighthearted question: Tell us something Americans don't know about your country.
We hope our date is the start of a long-lasting relationship. In the past year, Aspen fellows have written for Goats and Soda about everything from a Taylor Swift music video to the words "I love you" on Goats and Soda, and have been interviewed aboutinteresting innovations.