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2015 Global Luce Leader Receives Congressional Commendation

Greenwich, CT.  This was the announcement from NEWS 12 CT: Alana Galloway, a 17-year old, was honored in Bridgeport, CT today (March 1, 2015) for building awareness about human trafficking, bullying and teen suicide. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Alana Galloway, Sara Herbert-Galloway, Frank Recchia News 12 CT. Photo: Herbertcollection. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Bridgeport, […]

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Eyewitness: The Bloody Elephant Corridor

New York, N.Y.  For the first time in my life when I heard the reverberating trumpeting scream of an elephant, the adrenaline rush did not induce me to action, instead I just stood transfixed—awed by the tone of its sheer primeval splendor My hand alongside one blood splatter shows how mortal the wound could be! […]

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President Obama on the Death of Kayla Jean Mueller

Washington, D.C.  President Obama released a statement this morning on the tragic death of Kayla Jean Mueller, an aid worker who was taken hostage by ISIL in 2013:  “It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the death of Kayla Jean Mueller.  On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our deepest condolences […]

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Focus on a Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, MD. Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation’s coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award for his work in encouraging student youth leadership across the world through his non-profit, World Youth Initiative (WYI). He will attend the J. Luce Foundation Awards Reception on February 26 at the Sri Lanka Embassy […]

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Young Global Leader Nabs Harvard Master’s Degree – at Sixteen

New York, N.Y.  When I first met Eugenie Carys de Silva last spring on Central Park South in New York City, I was overwhelmed with her academic credentials.  Living with her father in Tennessee, she has pushed the envelope of long-distance learning from her rural bedroom.  For her academic audacity and global vision, Eugenie will […]

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Diplomatic Viewpoint: Recovering from the Conflict – Peace for All

New York, N.Y.  On November 19, 2014, Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, spoke at St. Peter’s University on the topic, “Recovering from the Conflict – Peace for All.”                                            […]

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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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2015 Global Luce Leader Receives Congressional Commendation

In Pictures: The First Lady’s Trip to Japan and Cambodia

Celebrating Greek Independence Day, Catsimatidis Style

President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

What A Night It Was: Evening With Peter Yarrow In Texas

Options for High School Students with Intellectual Disabilities