Tag Archives: Germany

Dasol Kim Makes New York Premiere on Stage at Merkin Concert Hall

New York, N.Y. I have been writing about the Young Concert Artists (YCA) since my profile of its inspired and legendary founder Susan Wadsworth in 2010 (Wikipedia). Although I have written about the gifted performers of YCA for almost a decade, covering the debut New York performances of such talent as Hahn-Bin, Caroline Goulding, Raphaël Sévère, Aleksandr Haskin, Jeanine de […]

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More Americans Study in Germany to Avoid College Debt

Washington, D.C. More young Americans are taking a novel approach to getting a higher education without paying the rising costs of U.S. college tuition: enrolling in German universities where tuition is free. Heidelberg University. Photo: Wikipedia. Germany offers free university tuition to foreign as well as domestic students who meet certain academic qualifications.     By […]

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Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

New York, N.Y.  Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants […]

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3,000+ Asylum-Seekers Passing Thru Former Yugoslavia, Daily

New York, N.Y.  The number of “exhausted and desperate” women and children making their way from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia seeking refuge in Europe has tripled in the past three months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Lamar, 4, has traveled with her mother for just […]

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U.N. to Europe on Greece: Do Not Lose Sight of Human Rights

New York, N.Y.  The implementation of new austerity measures in Greece amid the country’s deteriorating economic crisis must not come at a cost to human rights, a United Nations expert warned today as he urged international institutions and the Greek Government to make “fully informed decisions” before adopting additional reforms. The Mani peninsula in the […]

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Jonathan Hollander’s Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

New York, N.Y.  I’ve always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things—positively impacting lives in meaningful ways.  Recently I met a kindred spirit, Jonathan Hollander, founder and director of Battery Dance Company.  His lower Manhattan-based dance company demonstrates the tremendous public good that the arts can contribute to society.  He […]

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World’s Top Toy Collection Seeks Home in New York City

New York, N.Y. These tin toys were objects to be played with rather than be looked at and consequently the vast majority were destroyed or damaged by their youthful owners.  All 19th Century and 20th Century toys are now rare objects that many people today have never seen.  –David Pressland, The Art of the Tin […]

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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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