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Ethiopian-American Lawyer on Conflicts Along the Nile

A scorpion once tried to cross the river Nile. He approached several animals, asking if he could ride on their backs. None of them dared trust him, and they all refused. Finally, an old sheep agreed because the scorpion said that if he strung the sheep during the crossing, they would both die. In the […]

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U.S. Border Policy: How To Fix What's Broken

U.S. Immigration policies fail strategically, economically, and morally. A classmate of mine calls this strategy of immigrant control wrong-headed and ineffective. Dr. Wayne Cornelius is the director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California at San Diego. Wayne’s findings call for a searching look at what the U.S. accomplishes with […]

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Sri Lanka Triumphant At Last

Pres. Mahinda Rajapaksa has ended Sri Lanka’s civil war. I cheer this because the LTTE had refused to lay down their guns, as I witnessed the Acehenese do in Indonesia after the Tsunami. The Tamil Tigers had refused to become partners with the national government. They would not co-exist peacefully. Instead, despicably, the Tigers focused […]

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Supporting NYC’s Undocumented Aliens Facing Deportation

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Arrest. Half of the population involved in this equation often do not have on-line access. Others, including older New Yorkers who are often involved in social justice issues, may not be as Net savvy. Create a cell phone system that ties to land-based phones for emergency assistance for those at […]

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Fall Pick: American University of Nigeria

New York, N.Y.  Forget Harvard, although the Dudley Gates do beckon. So much for Yale, despite the allure of the Henry Luce International Center.  No, for my money, I would send a freshman son next fall to the American University of Nigeria (AUN). Before you judge me daft, consider this: Desmond Tutu just gave the […]

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Addressing Phi Theta Kappa on Social Responsibility

Hartford, CT.  I was recently asked to give the keynote address of the New England Regional Convention of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Founded in 1918, this society has more than 1,200 chapters in the United States, recognizing over 100,000 exceptional students each year for their scholastic accomplishments. We gather this weekend at […]

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Essay: Global Heroes as Role Models

My mother, Frances Alleman-Luce, had challenged me to think about what would make Orphans International unique in the bleak world of orphanages. I told her I planned to have memorials to twentieth century leaders on our campuses. By Jim Luce Published: Huffington Post, March 28, 2008. THE LUCE INDEX – Martin Luther King: 98; Sinclair Lewis: 98; […]

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Slumdog: Greater Insult "Slum," Not "Dog"

The friends and neighbors of “Slumdog Millionaire” child actor Mohammed Azharuddin Ismail cheer while watching the Oscars award ceremony on television outside his shanty, in Mumbai.Or might it lead to changes in the lives of the countless orphaned and other children in the slums of Mumbai that it so graphically portrays? Mumbai has hundreds of […]

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Avadora Mimouni’s “Models of Philanthropy” Celebrate Timeless Beauty

Guardians of Rescue Helps Save Hundreds of Abandoned Dogs in the Bahamas

Why More Football Fans are Opting for Craft Beer During the Games

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