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With Wonderful Tibetan Orphans, Reflecting on How I Got Here

Tawang, India. Twenty-five years ago, I stumbled upon a ten-month old infant in Indonesia who would change the direction of my life: my son, Mathew James Tendean Luce. With incredible Tibetan orphans, high up in the Himalayas on the Bhutan/China border at Manjushree. Photo: Stewardship Report. My mother, a child psychologist in Boston, encouraged me to […]

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Shock of a Lifetime – My Dream Fulfilled Under the Buddha Tree

Bihar, India. I began working ‘in the field,’ out of New York in developing countries, in 1999. Never in two decades of helping humanity have I been more shocked that I was this week. On a tour of an important site, I was directed to notice a sign on the side of the road. It […]

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First Trip to Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage High in Himalayas

Tawang, India. Waking up my first morning in Manjushree, I hear the children already up and practicing their spirituality, chanting in Tibetan. Their soft voices can be heard chanting across the mountainside. A little girl from the Manjushree Orphanage off to Delhi for an operation. It was successful. Photo: Stewardship Report. With our helicopter fogged in, we […]

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Onnetsu: Medical Conferences from the Netherlands to Mexico

Amsterdam. This summer, I presented the keynote speech at the International Conference on Cancer Science & Stem Cell Research, held in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I was pleased my talk was well received. Here in Amsterdam, we had a very fruitful meeting with doctors who want to utilize my Onnetsu thermotherapy. My lectures are popular with many international academic societies. As a result, I am invited to […]

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At the U.N.: ‘As a Young Global Leader; I am Servant of My People’

By Isaac Bayoh, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Roosevelt   New York, N.Y. Mirrors exist to show our outer appearance but nothing beyond that. Only our actions, words, and ideas could represent the personal qualities that matter. The real worth of […]

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Chicago Furniture Bank Founder on Young Global Leadership

By Andrew Witherspoon, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Chicago, IL.  Young global leadership is critical today because younger generations not only have the most at stake, but also have a great platform spawned by technology. My personal call to action stems from my upbringing and awareness of the world. My parents instilled in me […]

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My Experience: Why I Will Be A Torchbearer To Future Generations

By Sarah Cohen Kassin, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Brooklyn, N.Y.  I am petrified. Not for you, not for me, but for future generations. I fear the day when there will be no more Holocaust survivors, no more witnesses to the tragedy. People will begin to take advantage of these deaths and deny […]

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From Cornell: Why Young Global Leadership Today is So Critical

By Kumar Nandanampati, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Ithaca, N.Y. Young global leadership is so critical today because young leaders are uniquely positioned to understand, empathize, and tackle the inequalities and oppressions that society faces. As the number of global issues rises, from climate change to income inequality, it is important for young […]

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