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Helping Women: Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Ana Langer, M.D., spoke recently at a Smith Barney seminar on health in the developing world. She was talking about the problem of obstetric fistula, of which I was ignorant.  Obstetric fistula is a devastating medical condition in which a fistula (hole) develops between the vagina and either the rectum or bladder […]

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Asia Society’s President on Global Citizens Like Barack Obama

New York, N.Y.  “As Americans, we have the unfortunate idea that we should and need to learn more about the world, but it’s not a priority.   “We get to it when we can, which is seldom,” said Dr. Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society.  So began an interview with a brilliant woman who […]

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Hip Campaign from World’s Oldest Humanitarian Program

Geneva, Switzerland.  The International Red Cross and Red Crescent can be best understood as a collection of pieces building a whole. In my first piece, I told the story of the Secretary General. In my second column, I interviewed him on the role of the Red Cross Red Crescent today. The latest Red Cross Red […]

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Embracing Family Care For Orphans

New York, N.Y.  Ten years ago I envisioned helping orphans in the developing world by building small homes and hiring houseparents. It seemed obvious that the key to proper care for orphaned children was a strong substitute family. So I put my money where my mouth was and founded Orphans International (OI). I’ve learned since then that […]

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Micah Kellner: Harvey Milk Lives — in Albany

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“I receive $400 a month from my pension, but have lost my public housing since I retired. I must now pay $1,300 each month for my apartment. I also need to pay for healthcare. What can I do? What can I do?!” – Translated from Mandarin, a senior from NYC’s Chinatown, bearing witness in Micah Kellner’s […]

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Addressing Phi Theta Kappa on Social Responsibility

Hartford, CT.  I was recently asked to give the keynote address of the New England Regional Convention of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Founded in 1918, this society has more than 1,200 chapters in the United States, recognizing over 100,000 exceptional students each year for their scholastic accomplishments. We gather this weekend at […]

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Giving Newly-Arrived Home Attendants Nursing Education

New York, N.Y.  There exists a large population of bright home attendants in New York City from around the world, often burdened with family obligations coupled with low incomes.  These people, many women, often wish for a better life through the acquisition of nursing skills.  At the same time, there is a nursing shortage in […]

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New York Times Essay: First One Orphan, Then Many More

New York, N.Y.  The United States has plenty of affluent do-gooders who are taken with the idea that with their experience and creativity they could harness expertise and money to better the lives of people in the developing world. . I know now, seven years after founding my own global charitable organization, that this is […]

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World Pandemic: Young Global Leaders as Social Media Influencers

From Jamaica: Young Global Leaders Create New Global Perspective

Paws of War Asks for Help to Bring Soldier’s Dog Back to America

From Jamaica: Struggle as Motivation to Impact World

Maxwell Bennett on Malala Yousafzai and School Shootings

Lara Jabbour: 2020 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient