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Leading Across Differences: Young Global Leaders Travel to Ohio

New York, N.Y. For two days, April 5th-6th, 2019, the J. Luce Foundation and its Young Global Leaders took part in the 10th annual McDonough Leadership Conference at Marietta College, located in the heart of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Southeast Ohio. Over 300 participants from 25 institutions came to participate in a series of panel on various topics […]

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J. Luce Foundation Hosts ‘Nexus N.Y.’ Luncheon For Academic Partners

New York, N.Y. The executive team of the J. Luce Foundation facilitated a lunch meeting for three of its institutional partners — Marietta College, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), and SUNY Maritime College — to discuss what mutual synergies exist to create active collaboration. Hosted by foundation president Jim Luce the day after the foundation’s 19th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner at […]

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Jim Luce Visits SUNY Maritime College, Founded by His Forebear

Bronx, N.Y. Rear Admiral Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D., president of SUNY Maritime College, asked Jim Luce if he knew his great-grandfather several times removed Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce had founded the U.S. Naval War College at Annapolis? “Yes,” Jim replied, “My grandmother (Agnes Foote Luce) dragged me there as a child – I know it for […]

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My Backpack Books Project for Dominican Republic Children

New York, N.Y. “Hi, does the school need English books?” That’s the first sentence I said on a phone call to my English teacher in middle school. Let’s push the timeline back to three months ago. A friend of my dad happened to obtain many books from a bankrupt private library in Albany. As he was […]

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Top Caribbean Institution Initiates Historic Partnership With Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria. A development that can be described as historically significant took place recently when the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) based in Kingston, Jamaica signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding with Nigerian educational institutions that will enhance cooperation between the Caribbean institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. Vice President Osinbajo (centre) received the Delegation from […]

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Luce Addresses Caribbean Commencement on Leadership

Kingston, Jamaica. On November 11, 2018, the latest class of the Caribbean Maritime University of Kingston, Jamaica graduated. Dignitaries who spoke at the Commencement included H.R.M. Drolor Bosso Adamtey I of Ghana, Hon. Dean-Roy Bernard, Ministry of Education, Youth & Information Secretary, University President Fritz Pinnock, Hon. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information, and Jim […]

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Princeton: Orphans International’s First College Club

Princeton. N.J. Mid-February, cold and wet. Packed onto New Jersey Transit’s rush-hour trains, we were off to organize our first university: Princeton. We began in the dining room at Forbes College, Orphans International Worldwide Officer John Lee, O.I.W.’s U.N. representative Margo LaZaro, and myself. O.I.W. Princeton Club Founder Virginia Maloney at first organizing dinner with OI […]

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UN: Rohingya Refugee Children Denied Education Face Bleak Future

New York, N.Y.  One year after violence and persecution in Myanmar forced the mass exodus of Rohingya refugees, the U.N. Children’s Fund warns of a lost generation of children in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, because they are being denied the education they need to carve out a viable future. The warning comes as UNICEF announced the launch […]

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