Krun, Germany. This weekend, President Obama traveled to Krun, Germany, a small village in the Bavarian Alps to meet with the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7). The G7 is an organization of world leaders, finance ministers, and heads of state from seven of the largest economies in the world – Canada, France, Germany, […]
By Samit Aich, Director, Greenpeace India Greenpeace India is under threat — and could be shut down permanently. India is poised to lead the world on tackling climate change and reducing poverty by showing we can move from dirty to clean, renewable energy. But over the last few months, government authorities here have been doing […]
Washington, D.C. September 6, 2012 was my first day as a citizen of the United States of America. I raised my hand, took the oath of allegiance, and the United States officially became my country that day. At the naturalization ceremony, I received the following letter from the President of the United States: Reading that […]
Shanghai, China. I first studied in America when I was a freshman at Evergreen State College, WA. Over the summer when I was there I lived with a local family and made friends from everywhere. As transformative and impressive as the trip was, I didn’t think a summer would be sufficient for me to see […]
New York, N.Y. 2015 marks the 7th year that I have co-chaired the National Meningitis Association (NMA) gala with Gary Springer. Lenore Cooney joined us as a third co-chair a few years ago. The NMA gala has become a family affair for us and our children. Barry Klarberg and Sara Herbert-Galloway. Photo: HerbertCollection. Gary Swanson, […]
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! […]