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First “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards Winners Announced for Soirée

New York, N.Y. The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation is pleased to announce the first winners of the 2019 “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards. The awards will be presented on the evening of Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at The China Institute, 40 Rector Street, New York City. Mirroring the Forbes 30 Under 30, the “Luce 24 […]

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My Experience: Why I Will Be A Torchbearer To Future Generations

By Sarah Cohen Kassin, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Brooklyn, N.Y.  I am petrified. Not for you, not for me, but for future generations. I fear the day when there will be no more Holocaust survivors, no more witnesses to the tragedy. People will begin to take advantage of these deaths and deny […]

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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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J. Luce Foundation Announces First ‘Luce 24 Under 24’ Awards

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation is pleased to announce, on its 20th anniversary, the launch of the “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards. The inaugural list of winners will be released by our philanthropy in June, 2019. The foundation’s mission is Supporting Young Global Leaders. Evin Floyd Robinson, co-founder of New York on Tech, receiving the  […]

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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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U.N., Gates Foundation Present Vision for Eradicating Malaria

New York, N.Y.  A new report released by the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute. Children surrounded […]

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World News Digest: April 19, 2013

U.N. and Partners Call Attention to Challenges Preventing Global Immunization U.N. agencies and global health organizations called attention yesterday to the urgent need to improve delivery of vaccines and to communicate clearly the importance of immunization. They released a statement ahead of World Immunization Week. “We have seen some major advances in the development and […]

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Gates Foundation’s Ignacio Mas On eFinance in the Developing World

Madrid, Spain.  Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, took time off from his hectic schedule at the recent GSM Alliance Congress in Madrid to speak to me over coffee.  Ignacio was one of the primary representatives of the Gates Foundation at this global trade show with over 49,000 […]

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