Tag Archives: John Lee

Orphans International Announces New Director for 20th Year

New York, N.Y. The Board of Directors of Orphans International Worldwide (OIW) announces with great pleasure the hiring of Luisa Duarte-Silva, Ph.D. as Executive Director. She will be the third permanent E.D. since the charity was founded nineteen years ago. Luisa has two adopted boys from Vietnam, has worked extensively with orphanages in Asia and […]

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Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Reception Rocks New York

New York, N.Y. What an absolutely amazing event last week! The breadth of our activities over the last sixteen years blew me away. Our St. John’s University event, featuring our new Funds, Fellows and our upcoming Luce Leadership Experience – Hellas, was even more amazing because of the multitude of people involved in making the […]

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Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013’s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote […]

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Soccer Unites President of Bolivia on Roosevelt Island, NYC

New York, N.Y.  President of Bolivia Evo Morales, top officials and ambassadors to the UN took time out during the General Assembly today to play a football match to support the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. Wearing dark blue, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) colour, and orange, the UNiTE campaign colour, more than 20 top […]

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Elvis Costello, Randy Jackson Close Out Clinton Global Citizen Awards

New York, N.Y.  Responding to increasing interest among business and governments around the world, President Clinton launched CGI International to supplement the Annual Meeting in New York with additional meetings in various regions of the globe. Elvis Costello performance with @theroots introduced by Randy Jackson to close out Clinton Global Citizen Awards. #CGI2013. Photo: John Lee. In December […]

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U.S. Team Triumphs Over New Zealand in America’s Cup

San Francisco, CA.  In one of the most incredible comebacks in sailing history, Oracle USA won its eighth consecutive race Wednesday afternoon to defeat New Zealand and hold onto sailing’s most coveted prize.  Skipper Jimmy Spithill steered Oracle’s 72-foot catamaran past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San […]

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Fútbol une a Presidente de Bolivia, diplomáticos y altos funcionarios de la ONU para poner fin a la violencia contra la mujer

Nueva York,, N.Y.  El Presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, altos funcionarios y embajadores ante las Naciones Unidas hicieron hoy una pausa durante la Asamblea General para jugar un partido de fútbol con el fin de apoyar la campaña del Secretario General ÚNETE para poner fin a la violencia contra la mujer. Con camisetas azul oscuro, el color del Programa […]

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Update: Nobel Winner Mario Vargas Llosa Unveils New Novel

UPDATE:  Nobel-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa is unveiling his new novel, titled The Discreet Hero and set in his native Peru. The novel revisits two influential cities in Mario’s past, the Peruvian capital Lima and the small northwestern city of Piura. Mario told reporters Wednesday that the plot centers on a small business owner from Piura who […]

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Lt. Col. Artist Donates Proceeds from Art to Veterans Foundations

Orphans International Announces New Director for 20th Year

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