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Battling Inequity for Life: Luce Leader Travels, Reflects

Madison, WI.  In January of this year, I was recognized by the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation as one of two Luce Leaders for the year 2014—an award reserved for young individuals trying to make a difference on a global level (link). For this reason, it seemed only fitting that I was unable to attend the ceremony, [...]

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True Love at Last: The Cancro-Silvetz Wedding

By Mitzi Perdue, edited by Jim Luce. Huntington, N.Y.  Lorraine Silvetz, formerly Lorraine Cancro, didn’t use Match.com or another Internet dating site to find the love of her life. Instead, she found her husband and soul mate when she was looking for something entirely different, the quest to help relieve the suffering of those experiencing [...]

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Luce Leader Grows at Yale: from Anti-Bullying to Autism Awareness

New Haven, CT.  In the study of psychology, there is a term called ‘feature integration theory.’  The term describes how we visually combine details to identify unified objects. For instance, when looking for a friend in a crowd (assuming he or she has a striped shirt on), one scans the crowd for a striped shirt [...]

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Peter Yarrow: My Last Visit With Pete Seeger

New York, N.Y.  I had the privilege and honor to be with Pete this past Monday, not long before he finally passed. I came directly to his hospital room from the airport where I’d arrived from Tel Aviv, having just sung a couple of Pete’s songs the night before (“If I Had a Hammer” and [...]

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Sadly, India Moves Backwards on Human Rights

New York, N.Y.  We have been very concerned at India’s giant leap backwards recently in concern to gay and lesbian rights – they have re-criminalized homosexuality.  This note arrived from an Indian-American friend at All Out: Dear James, I just became a criminal. India’s Supreme Court brought back our anti-gay law. Now, lesbian, gay, bi and trans [...]

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Remembering World Leader Nelson Mandela, Father of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa.  The world remembers thought leader and hero Nelson Mandela who was born on July 18, 1918 and who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.  He has passed this day. A South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, he was the first black South African to hold the office, and [...]

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Luce Leaders Such as Chris Rim Continue Advocating in College

New York, N.Y.  Almost a year has passed since last time Christopher Rim, the founder and president of anti-bullying awareness association It Ends Today, accepted his Luce Leadership 2013 Award showed at the Year-End Champagne Reception of the J. Luce Foundation, along with the other recipient Isaac Kassin, a young global philanthropist.     Chris Rim [...]

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Agreed: U.N. Renews Call for End to U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

New York, N.Y.  For the 22nd consecutive year at the United Nations, the General Assembly yesterday adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.  I called for this most recently in my Huffington Post piece A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter. Foreign Minister Bruno [...]

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Mass Surveillance Puts Online Privacy at Risk: U.N.

New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola, at Bellevue Hospital

U.N. Day: Celebrating Continuing Commitment for Better World

Cuba Hosts U.N. Ebola Conference, Sends MDs to West Africa

Hope: Ebola Orphanage Opens in Sierra Leone

U.N. Calls Out Detroit Water Policy as ‘Contrary to Human Rights’