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Sister's Death Leads to Support of Young Artists

Banaue learns traditional dance from children in the Philippines. They moved to China in 1971 to study and begin their family. In 1986, martial law in the Philippines was lifted and Marcos was removed from power. The family returned to their homeland where Banaue studied the performing arts, with an early focus on ballet. From […]

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My Favorite Member of Congress, Carolyn B. Maloney

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The author and the Congresswoman in his home in New York CIty. She has also been there for my community, Roosevelt Island, nestled in the East River off the Upper East Side. Of many, many projects, she fought for desperately needed funds to help restore our crumbling seawall, and for improved transit options for our […]

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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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Madonna, Africa and Child Mortality

David Banda with his adoptive mother, Madonna. In an exclusive interview with HuffPo, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, M.D., M.P.H. spoke to me about Africa, child mortality, and an intelligent, charismatic women who has learned much about both: Madonna. Dr. Sonia Sachs is a public health specialist and serves as the health coordinator for the Millennium Villages […]

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Viewpoint: To Get Our World Back On Track, Give Back

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Or, if that is too hard to stomach, simply take a month break volunteer your help anywhere there is need – a food pantry, homeless shelter, environmental project – the list is endless. It would be enough to jump-start our global economy in time for the fall’s rebound. If enough of us give back, our […]

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When Is a Lawyer Not a Lawyer? When She Acts

New York, N.Y.  “I want to act! Act! To be liberated! To feel free!” Anouk Dutruit told me last week over lunch in Chelsea, near to both her day job and her theater school.  “Acting allows me to breathe, feel alive!”  Making a career in acting is a challenging prospect. What makes Anouk’s ambitions even more invigorating […]

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Leila Hadley Luce: The Last of the Great Luces?

New York, N.Y. I met Leila Hadley Luce with Hank — known to outsiders as Henry Luce III of Time-Life — in their Sutton Place residence, at a reception they threw for my first national organization, Fundamentalists Anonymous. It was late fall in 1986. They had just married and I did not know what to expect. She […]

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Leila Hadley Luce: The Last of the Great Luces? (1928 – 2009)

Sutton Place, NY. I met Leila Hadley Luce with Hank — known to outsiders as Henry Luce III of Time-Life — in their Sutton Place residence, at a reception they threw for my first national organization, Fundamentalists Anonymous. It was late fall in 1986. They had just married and I did not know what to […]

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

Filmmaker On Why Young Global Leadership is Critical Today 

Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

Chicago Furniture Bank Founder on Young Global Leadership

First “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards Winners Announced for Soirée

As World Continues to Divide, Young Global Leadership Critical