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Asia Society’s President on Global Citizens Like Barack Obama

New York, N.Y.  “As Americans, we have the unfortunate idea that we should and need to learn more about the world, but it’s not a priority.   “We get to it when we can, which is seldom,” said Dr. Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society.  So began an interview with a brilliant woman who […]

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New Jersey 20-Year-Old Builds Orphanage in Nepal

  In 2005, Maggie graduated from high school and took a year off to travel, unlike many of her peers who went on to college. As she trekked through Asia, she came upon an orphanage, Raman’s Garden, in Rishikesh, India. She fell in love with the children and spent the rest of the year volunteering […]

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Living On A Dime in the Third World and Gaza

A boy leans against the pole of his family’s tent after losing their home during the war on Gaza. Poverty rates differ drastically between each division due to many, often overlapping, political, social, strategic, cultural, and economic situations. Many in the Third World deal with very high poverty rates, where people have to scratch through […]

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Patriarch of Maloney Clan, Clif Maloney, Passes On

  Clif Maloney reached the 27,000-foot summit of the “Turquoise Goddess,” as the mountain is known, on the morning of Sept.24th, 2009, making him the oldest American believed to have ever summited an 8,000 meter peak. He was a passionate and pragmatic advocate of good causes.   Last week the Maloney family said goodbye to Clif […]

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Sweden's Queen Silvia on "Fire Souls" — Leaders in Child Protection


H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden with a little girl at a Childhood project in Russia.(Photo: Jens Rötzsch). I heard Queen Silvia speak at the United Nations last week, was able to join a press conference with her, and then speak to her in person.  What an incredible human being. The symposium was co-sponsored by the United […]

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Meet the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Thought Leader Chic Dambach

Chic Dambach, President & CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, based in Washington.  “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” – Eleanor Roosevelt I sat down recently in Manhattan with Charles F. (Chic) Dambach, President and CEO […]

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Chatting with UNICEF’s Director Ann Veneman

New York, N.Y.  I met UNICEF‘s executive director Ann M. Veneman recently at Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden’s World Childhood Foundation luncheon at the United Nations.  Ann spoke strongly and compassionately on the appalling conditions of children around the world – especially child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, which World Childhood Foundation attempts to counter.  Ann […]

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Jeremiah Frei-Pearson: NYC Lawyer & Humanitarian

Astoria, NY.  I know Western Queens, having lived in Astoria and Long Island City. I am intimately familiar with Woodside and Sunnyside. Many of my friends live there. And they tell me they have one neighbor who has to go. This would be the hugely unpopular 26-year incumbent New York State Senator George Onorato – […]

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