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Princeton: Orphans International’s First College Club

Princeton. N.J. Mid-February, cold and wet. Packed onto New Jersey Transit’s rush-hour trains, we were off to organize our first university: Princeton. We began in the dining room at Forbes College, Orphans International Worldwide Officer John Lee, O.I.W.’s U.N. representative Margo LaZaro, and myself. O.I.W. Princeton Club Founder Virginia Maloney at first organizing dinner with OI […]

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Art Triumphant: Our Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence on Cuban Ballet

New York, N.Y. I first met the accomplished South African native Nan Melville about a decade ago through the Indo-American Arts Council where I was on the Board. Nan is a photographer and filmmaker extraordinaire, having won first prize in the Nikon Nissan International Travel Photography, among other photographic awards. Nan at National Ballet Pressrom 2016 Festival. Ever […]

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J. Luce Leadership Team Lauded by Forbes, Gates, Ford Foundation

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International leadership team, comprised of  Young Global Leaders, Fellows, Scholars, Honorees, and Artists-in-Residence, have achieved accolades from several other institutions, including The Gates Foundation and Forbes magazine. Evin Floyd Robinson, co-founder of New York on Tech, receiving the  J. Luce Foundation NGLO Leadership Award in 2015. Photo: […]

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New W.H.O. Study: 800,000 People Commit Suicide Every Year

New York, N.Y. Every year, close to 800,000 people commit suicide, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016. Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday 10 September, a toolkit to help communities to prevent suicides has been released by the World Health Organization, WHO, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. A portrait of a […]

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Highlighted Speech: Pres. Obama Awarded for Ethics, Rebukes Trump

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. President Barack Obama returned to politics at last on Friday, delivering a speech to preview his midterm election message and rebuke President Trump.  He said: It is good to be home. It’s good to see corn. (Laughter.) Beans. I was trying to explain to somebody as we were flying in, that’s corn. That’s […]

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World Leader: Remembering U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan

New York, N.Y. We remember the powerful, humble and dedicated Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, 8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, 8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018. In October 2017, Mr. Annan joined his successor as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and the current chief of the […]

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J. Luce Foundation Announces Bauer Fund on Third Anniversary

New York, N.Y. Three years ago on September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announced the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer who passed away from an act of suicide in 2014. Grant Bauer was the impetus for the J. Luce Foundation’s Bauer Fund. Photo courtesy of the Bauer Family. […]

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Landmark Verdict in India Scraps Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

New York, N.Y. In India, the Supreme Court has struck down a 19th century law criminalizing gay sex, bringing to a close a long drawn out battle to overturn a controversial law that was a remnant of the country’s colonial past. Calling the British era law “irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary,” Chief Justice Dipak Misra said […]

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