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After the Tsunami: Campus of Orphans International Sumatera

The business and entertainment communities of Puerto Rico have lent enormous support for the creation of Puerto Rico House. Puerto Rican culture is wonderfully vibrant, with unique characteristics that distinguish it from any other. Orphans International Worldwide expects that Puerto Rico House will serve not only as a shelter to Tsunami orphans, but also as […]

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Orphans International Worldwide: Our First Teenager – Bahrizal

Orphans International Family Milestone Orphans International Sumatera in Indonesia celebrated Bahrizal’s birthday in February 2006. He turned 13, making him the first teenager in it’s care. “We brought him a cake and gift and everyone celebrated, kids and houseparents. Bahrizal lives at OI Sumatera in Aceh, Indonesia, having survived the Tsunami of December 2004, in […]

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Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

With Barbara Magnoni. Photos by Tequila Minsky. Brooklyn, N.Y.  As the world economy collapses, the lifeline to already-impoverished Haiti has run thin.  One third of Haiti’s economy flows through remittances — through companies such as Western Union and Moneygram — from overseas family members sending cash home. Banks and micro-finance institutions such as Fonkoze also play […]

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2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

New York, N.Y. 2,870 cities in 134 countries. That’s how many cities have committed themselves to not being a nuclear target by joining the U.N.-associated Mayors for Peace. “Being in favor of nuclear disarmament is a no-brainer for cities. Atomic weapons were developed to destroy cities,” Aaron Tovish explained to me over coffee at the […]

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Chief Economist on Talent and the Economy

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New York, N.Y.  I recently spoke off-the-record with one of Wall Street’s chief economists. “It will take a long time to get back to where we were,” he said, agreeing with most of his colleagues and the president. “But,” and here I was brought up short, “it will never look the same.” Still, people should […]

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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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CharityHelp: An Electronic Bridge to Kids in Need

New York, N.Y.  CharityHelp International (CHI) is using the power of communication technologies and the Internet to assist individuals and organizations in the most challenging of developing nations.  Like Afghanistan. “By combining several available technologies and services such as mobile data communications, mobile banking, and others with ‘tele-mentoring,’ CHI is creating a self-reinforcing process that can […]

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Global China Connection: From Columbia to Stanford

New York, N.Y.  The previous century was the American Century. The next 100 years belong to the Chinese.  Amid this rapidly changing order, hundreds of Chinese students and Chinese studies majors at top universities in North America have recently formed a network dedicated to forging new economic, cultural, and political links between East and West. […]

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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

As World Continues to Divide, Young Global Leadership Critical

Young Global Leadership Needed to Combat Threat of Climate Change