Tag Archives: Mathew Luce

Fifty Lessons Learned from Decade in International Development

New York, N.Y.  The purpose of the symposium was to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs. Mark Green‘s former campaign staffer Keith Dumanski had recommended me to the New York Director of the NLC, Daniel Getman, and here I was: ready to give life lessons. An awkward thought crossed my mind […]

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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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Fairy Tales: Cutting to the Core of the Unconscious

New York, N.Y.  Fairy tales are not just for children.  I’ve known that ever since I fell in love with the cartoon series Fractured Fairytales, a weird and completely neurotic take on the classics.  But real fairy tales have always had meaning for me. At university, I was one of three students studying Russian Fairy […]

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Orphans International Movement to Help Kids Around the World

New York, N.Y.  When I founded Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) in 1999, I had no idea it would grow into an international movement.  A Google search today reveals 31,000 mentions of “Orphans International” on the Internet. In 1999 there was none.  Like Alcoholics Anonymous, the idea caught fire. Today, there are over 100 “Orphans International” […]

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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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Sundance Film Afghan Star Incredible

New York, N.Y.  Thirty years ago people could sing and dance in Afghanistan. Then the Taliban took control, instituted Sharia law and, as described in the film The Kite Runner, changed Afghani life, culture, and personal freedoms for an entire generation. I have had the misfortune of experiencing what it was like to live under Sharia, following the Tsunami […]

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2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

New York, N.Y. 2,870 cities in 134 countries. That’s how many cities have committed themselves to not being a nuclear target by joining the U.N.-associated Mayors for Peace. “Being in favor of nuclear disarmament is a no-brainer for cities. Atomic weapons were developed to destroy cities,” Aaron Tovish explained to me over coffee at the […]

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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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Avadora Mimouni’s “Models of Philanthropy” Celebrate Timeless Beauty

Guardians of Rescue Helps Save Hundreds of Abandoned Dogs in the Bahamas

Why More Football Fans are Opting for Craft Beer During the Games

Meet Elite Learners: A Small Nonprofit with a Big Impact

Teachers Get in Free During Teacher Wonder Days at WonderWorks Orlando

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge Unveils New Origami Exhibit with STEM Focus