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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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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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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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Remembering My Friend and Mentor, Social Activist Betty Millard

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New York, N.Y.  Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a hostile witness during the McCarthy witch-hunt of the 1950′s, was memorialized last week in her home in Greenwich Village, New York City. Friends and family from as far away as Manila [...]

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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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RIP Helen Thomas, White House Wiz Done in by Politics

Washington, D.C.  Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who covered American presidents for nearly 50 years, has died at the age of 92.  Friends and colleagues say she died early Saturday at her home in Washington. Thomas was a pioneer for women in journalism at a time when men dominated the profession. She covered every [...]

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