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Missed Gala with Jim Luce? Many Free New York City Events Offered

New York, N.Y. Last week, The National Arts Club was home to the J. Luce Foundation’s 17th Annual Gala (See: How You Can Help Jim Luce Try to Heal the World) and over 200 attended, despite the high price tag. Over the next five weeks, Jim Luce is inviting his friends to five separate events in Manhattan […]

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My Mother: “God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!”

New York, N.Y.  My mother’s words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I felt having experienced the Dicksonian conditions of the orphanage where I found my infant son Mathew in Indonesia. The warehouse institution was crib-to-worn-out-crib of children dressed […]

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Essay Five Years Ago: Will a Vow of Poverty Fill the Void In My Soul?

New York, N.Y.  As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me – my soul? – is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in touch with the best way to serve humanity. In theological terms, I would say I have yet to stumble upon God’s full […]

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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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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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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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Jules Verne’s Kip Brothers Translated into English after 100 Years

New York, N.Y.  Part of “Extraordinary Voyages,” Jules Verne’s The Kip Brothers was never translated into English for a variety of reasons, including because of its anti-American and anti-British sentiment. Mostly it was not translated because it veered away Verne’s typical science fiction tales. First published in French in 1902, it arrived in English in 2007 (Wesleyan […]

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Jim Luce on His Father

New York, N.Y.  Jim Luce was Stan Luce’s fourth and last child.  Stan Luce, a French professor emeritus at Miami University of Ohio, introduced Jim to France, canoeing, construction and woodworking.  Stan grew up and was educated on the East Coast and summered in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Jules Verne’s Kip Brothers Translated into […]

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