Tag Archives: Harvard University

Young Global Leader Nabs Harvard Master’s Degree – at Sixteen

New York, N.Y.  When I first met Eugenie Carys de Silva last spring on Central Park South in New York City, I was overwhelmed with her academic credentials.  Living with her father in Tennessee, she has pushed the envelope of long-distance learning from her rural bedroom.  For her academic audacity and global vision, Eugenie will […]

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Luce Leader: Anti-Bullying Hero Hopes for Harvard

New York, N.Y.  I met Christopher Rim, the founder and president of an anti-bullying awareness organization called It Ends Today, about a year before Lady Gaga did. Enormously impressed that a high school student could be so savvy about organizing and branding — components necessary to create change no matter how well-intentioned you are — […]

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My Favorite Coffee Table Book: India Unveiled

Robert Arnett’s India Unveiled is, for my taste, Coffee Book of the Decade.  Did you know that India is the most populous democracy in the world? It is the second-most populous country anywhere, after China. It is the world’s twelfth largest economy. It is big as well – nearly twice the size of New England. […]

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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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Wynton Marsalis Awarded French Legion of Honor in NYC

New York, N.Y. Wynton Marsalis received France’s highest distinction last week in New York – the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor, an honor that was first awarded by Napoleon Bonaparte. Sitting literally at his feet during the performance of the Wynton Marsalis Quintet which followed the ceremony, I witnessed why Wynton Marsalis […]

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Italy Hosts Child Soldiers Symposium with U.N.

New York, N.Y.  The obscene issue of child soldiers is being discussed this week at an international symposium in Rome.  The Italian government is hosting this important symposium, “Children and Young People Affected by Armed Conflict: Learn, Understand, Act.”  This meeting is in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights 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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Global China Connection: From Columbia to Stanford

New York, N.Y.  The previous century was the American Century. The next 100 years belong to the Chinese.  Amid this rapidly changing order, hundreds of Chinese students and Chinese studies majors at top universities in North America have recently formed a network dedicated to forging new economic, cultural, and political links between East and West. […]

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