Tag Archives: Australia

Australia Rescues Children of Dead Islamic State Fighters

Sydney, Australia.  Australia has rescued the children and grandchildren of two dead Islamic State fighters from a Syrian refugee camp. The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said they could not be held responsible for the “crimes of their parents.” For the three surviving children of the notorious Australian militant Khaled Sharrouf, the nightmare of Syria […]

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Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Reception Rocks New York

New York, N.Y. What an absolutely amazing event last week! The breadth of our activities over the last sixteen years blew me away. Our St. John’s University event, featuring our new Funds, Fellows and our upcoming Luce Leadership Experience – Hellas, was even more amazing because of the multitude of people involved in making the […]

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Engineering a Better Future: Engineers Without Borders

Adelaide, Australia. Julian O’’Shea is part of a multinational team of engineers who believe everyone in their profession should be an agent of change for a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Long Sokhon, one of the early users of the biodigester project. Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia. Photographer: Jeff McAllister. Engineers without Borders (Australia) is a […]

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Australia to Resettle 12,000 Syrian, Iraqi Refugees

Sydney, Australia.  Australia has offered to resettle 12,000 refugees from the conflict in Syria and Iraq. Prime Minister Tony Abbott says those from “persecuted minorities,” including Christians, Yazidis and Muslims, will be given priority. Australian warplanes have also been authorized to hit Islamic State targets in Syria. Prime Minister Abbott on Australia Day 2015, the […]

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Kavita Hegde: Redifining Design in India, Globally

Bangalore, India.  At the first sight , Kavita Hegde hardly seems like someone who could be doing hardcore business in the cut-throat competition of the design industry. Neither is she dressed like a stereotypical business honcho nor does she speak with a stiff upper lip. Welcoming you to her little boutique ‘Theas’ in a peaceful […]

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Launched by Australian Visionary, U.S. Peace Index Hits Year Two

I first met Steve Killelea one year ago at the Harvard Club when the U.S. Peace Index (USPI) was launched. Last week, in the Japanese-themed Upper East Side home of Krishen and Geeta Mehta, I met him again — along with his lovely wife and daughter — far from his native Australia. Steve is a business-minded visionary […]

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Korean-American Hahn-Bin Wows Carnegie Hall In Debut

New York, NY. There are few male Asian-American sex symbols.  Violin prodigy Hahn-Bin, studying under Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho, is one of the few. Opening the 49th Young Concert Artist Series in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Susan Wadsworth, Hahn-Bin’s New York debut last week mesmerized the sold-out crowd. Brilliant, audacious, and exuberant, […]

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Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura’s Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz

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