I grew up in China where racism has never been a social issue due to the lack of racial diversity, so learning what really happened here in America is not just eye opening; it changes how I see this country in a lot of ways.
Greenwich, CT. I was recently asked to testify before Congress by United States Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut regarding my work to help end human trafficking. I asked, “Why me?” There are many other people more well versed on this issue.” I was told that I was asked because I’m a Registered Nurse and (because of […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.” […]