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Ugandan-Indian Filmmaker Mira Nair – Brilliant Thought Leader

New York, N.Y. I braved freezing weather recently to hear Mira Nair speak at the President’s Forum at the Upper East Side’s Asia Society (video).  It crossed my mind that I could write a story on her work. I failed to grasp her work – as both a humanitarian and a filmmaker – was so vast it […]

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Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

New York, NY. Approaching my 24th trip to Haiti in 12 years, just before the first anniversary of the earthquake, I have decided to call Haiti home for a while. I am able to do so because I am connected – not only to the Web, but to so very many people in Haiti and […]

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Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC’s Indo-American Arts Council

New York, N.Y.  Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half her life. Her vision is to make Indian culture accessible to Americans across a broad spectrum, encompassing film, music, dance, theater, fine arts, sculpture – any medium in which the Indian […]

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Stewardship Report: First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed “Diplomatic Viewpoint”

New York, N.Y. The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first “Diplomatic Viewpoint” for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched two weeks ago. The Stewardship Report focuses on “Connecting Goodness.” It is a new on-line newspaper that covers Faces, Issues (Business, Children, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity, Education, Environment, Eyewitness, Health, Opinion, Politics, United Nations), World […]

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First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed “Diplomatic Viewpoint”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first “Diplomatic Viewpoint” for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched two weeks ago. The Stewardship Report focuses on “Connecting Goodness.” It is a new on-line newspaper that covers Faces, Issues (Business, Children, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity, Education, Environment, Eyewitness, Health, Opinion, Politics, United Nations), World Affairs, […]

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Greece for Americans: From Aristotle to Athens, Astoria – and Loula

New York, NY.  “Hellas” – the Hellenic Republic – has intrigued me since by boyhood when I collected foreign postage stamps and had to ask my father to identify the origin of my beautiful stamp.  “Greece!,” my scholarly father told me.  I was hooked.  At the age of fifty, it is time I make my […]

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Fifty Lessons Learned from Decade in International Development

New York, N.Y.  The purpose of the symposium was to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs. Mark Green‘s former campaign staffer Keith Dumanski had recommended me to the New York Director of the NLC, Daniel Getman, and here I was: ready to give life lessons. An awkward thought crossed my mind […]

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Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

New York, N.Y.  I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council (NLC) as part of their 2010 Institute. Other presenters included Jeffrey Plaut, founding partner of the Global Strategies Group, Elizabeth Caputo, chair of theDemocratic Leadership for the 21st Century, and Stephanie Berger, president of Berger-Hirschberg Strategies in Washington. My own […]

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