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From Cornell: Why Young Global Leadership Today is So Critical

By Kumar Nandanampati, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Ithaca, N.Y. Young global leadership is so critical today because young leaders are uniquely positioned to understand, empathize, and tackle the inequalities and oppressions that society faces. As the number of global issues rises, from climate change to income inequality, it is important for young […]

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U.N. Members Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y. Refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, seen during a visit by the Security Council delegation to the Kutupalong Refugee camp. The camp is currently the world’s largest refugee settlement and hosts around 600,000 refugees. Tweet

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MSF Responds to Emergency in Mediterranean

New York, N.Y.  Every year, thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity, and privation at home attempt a treacherous journey via North Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. And every year, countless lives are lost during the passage. In 2014 alone, more than 3,400 people are thought to have died during the crossing. The number of […]

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Why Worry that Bangladesh has Ignored All Recent Blogger Deaths?

Dhaka, Bangladesh. Two months after the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das on May 12, 2015, the Bangladeshi government remains mum on addressing the issue. This silence comes despite enormous international shock over the crime committed upon the outspoken blogger, human rights activist, and writer at Mukto Mona, a secular Bangladeshi website that had […]

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Photo of the Day: Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus delivered speech at a monthly luncheon meeting of American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka yesterday. Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus delivered speech at a monthly luncheon meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) in Dhaka yesterday In […]

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Micro-Finance Meets Multi-Nationals at Clinton Global Initiative

New York, N.Y.  Nobel-prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinance pioneer Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, addressed our breakfast at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) kick-off. Introduced by Hikmet Ersek, the C.E.O. of Western Union – the corporation that hosted this event – Muhammad was as inspiring as ever. Western Union, “Moving Money for […]

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Leopard Haiti Fund to Invest in Haiti’s Private Sector

New York, N.Y.  Good news for Haiti: Leopard Capital has announced the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF).  LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.  The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti.  […]

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Eleventh Annual New York Indian Film Festival Triumphant!

New York, NY. I enjoyed this year’s Indian Film Festival so much!   Opening Night I saw the Disney-backed film Do Dooni Chaar, directed by Habib Faisal, then Iti Mrinalini, directed by the talented Aparna Sen, and finally the Tagore novel set to film, Nauka Dubi, directed by Rituparno Ghosh.   And I am pleased to announce […]

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