Tag Archives: Egypt

Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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Obama on Egypt Post-Revolution: U.S. Supports Human Rights

Washington, D.C.  As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United States supports a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people. The United States does not support particular individuals or political parties, but we are committed to the […]

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Meet a Muslim Voice of Reason: Ibrahim Ramey

Washington D.C. I first met Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey after he delivered the plenary speech about Dr. Martin Luther King and the linkage between Dr. King’s movement and the present work for nuclear abolition at Riverside Church in April. Ibrahim reminded us that Dr. King had focused on the three evils of racism, economic injustice, and war. […]

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Cambodian Children’s Hospital Benefits In N.Y. & L.A.

New York, N.Y.  I have been a friend of Friends Without A Border(FWAB), the international fundraising source of theAngkor Hospital for Children (AHC), for several years.  Several of my friends are involved, including Nerou Cheng, Akiko Arai, and Alisa Chazani. The founder of the hospital is New York-based Japanese-American photographer Kenro Izu, a unique thought leader and […]

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Goldman Sachs Helps 10,000 Women, Including Andeisha Farid

New York, N.Y.  In March 2008, Goldman Sachs announced a significant new initiative called 10,000 Women that has two goals: To increase the number of underserved women receiving a business and management education and improving the quality and capacity of business and management education around the world.To expand the entrepreneurial talent and managerial pool in developing and […]

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C.E.O. Brooke Partridge Helps Lead Technology Thought in Developing World

New York, N.Y. Despite our best efforts to meet in Barcelona, at the GSM World Congress, with 49,000 participants spread between 1,300 vendors, C.E.O. Brooke Partridge and I missed each other. We succeeded in connecting between New York and Palo Alto by phone a week later. It had been my impression that she was someone I had to interview, […]

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HuffPo Interview with Red Cross Secretary General in Geneva

New York, N.Y.  Having witnessed the incredible work of the Red Cross in Aceh, Indonesia following the Tsunami of 2004 — and seeing for the first time Red Crescents in action — I have always dreamed to meet those responsible for coordinating the largest humanitarian response in human history. I recently interviewed is one of […]

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Ethiopian-American Lawyer on Conflicts Along the Nile

A scorpion once tried to cross the river Nile. He approached several animals, asking if he could ride on their backs. None of them dared trust him, and they all refused. Finally, an old sheep agreed because the scorpion said that if he strung the sheep during the crossing, they would both die. In the […]

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

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