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Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

New York, N.Y.  I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council (NLC) as part of their 2010 Institute. Other presenters included Jeffrey Plaut, founding partner of the Global Strategies Group, Elizabeth Caputo, chair of theDemocratic Leadership for the 21st Century, and Stephanie Berger, president of Berger-Hirschberg Strategies in Washington. My own […]

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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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My First HuffPo Piece: Orphans International Worldwide

It has been a banner week in my life. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary hosted a benefit for Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), the U.N.-accredited organization I founded six years ago. Then, I was lauded by Congress as an “extraordinarily effective humanitarian, activist, and philanthropist.” Plus, on Nov. 12th my first article for the […]

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Essay: Busy Lives Crossing in Busy Airports – Dr. Jean Pape

 Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Dr. Jean Pape is known internationally for his skill and knowledge regarding HIV disease in Haiti, and also his know-how in distributing antiretroviral medications in a country with no infrastructure. I had read about him several times in the New York Times. At a board meeting in Port-au-Prince we discussed a medical screening […]

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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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Women for Peace Concert at the U.N. General Assembly

Tonight I find myself at the performance of Women for Peace at the U.N. General Assembly, hosted by Mrs. Ban Soon-taek. This show has African drummers, the Drum Café Dance Ensemble from Johannesburg. They were wonderful but ultimately lacking the authenticity our pulsating Togolese dancers and drummers brought to the Americas Society on Park Avenue […]

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Remembering My Battle Against Fundamentalists

New York, N.Y.   I left Wall Street unexpectedly following an appearance on the Phil Donahue Show in 1985. There, on the Oprah Winfrey Show of its day, Richard Yao and I discussed “religious addiction” – the first time that phrase had ever been mentioned on national television. I explained to Phil the need for an “anonymous” organization to help […]

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Micah Kellner: Harvey Milk Lives — in Albany

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“I receive $400 a month from my pension, but have lost my public housing since I retired. I must now pay $1,300 each month for my apartment. I also need to pay for healthcare. What can I do? What can I do?!” – Translated from Mandarin, a senior from NYC’s Chinatown, bearing witness in Micah Kellner’s […]

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