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Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Seoul, S. Korea.  Continuing his official visit to Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at two forums today highlighted the importance of youth, education and information communication technologies (ICTs) in shaping the future sustainable development agenda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Seoul Digital Forum. U.N. Photo/Evan Schneider. “Data is the new oil. Data […]

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Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

New York, N.Y.  I’m interested in mental health issues, but I’m not a physician and have no medical training. That’s why I look forward to the annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, where cutting-edge information is presented by top-drawer experts in terms accessible to a lay audience. Panelists Peter Weiden, M.D., Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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Foundation to Award Networking Star at Social Event

New York, N.Y.  A New York City business and philanthropic leader will receive the J. Luce Foundation’s Global Adviser Award on May 19 at a networking event for established professionals supporting children with cancer in the Steelcase offices on Columbus Circle. Sloane Marcus, Vice President, and Jeff Buffum, founder, at last fall’s Angel Compass Network […]

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John Wall, Sean John Partner to Outfit HS Seniors For Prom

Washington, D.C.  Washington Wizards guard John Wall has partnered with Sean John to outfit four high school seniors from Eleanor Roosevelt Senior High School with tuxedos for their prom which will take place on May 22. The participating students are part of Future Leaders & Young Entrepreneurs organization (FLYE).  FLYE is a non-profit organization that […]

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$50M Gift to Develop New Leaders at Rice University

Houston, Texas.  With a $50 million gift from venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, through their private family foundation, Rice University is planning an unconventional approach to developing students into leaders. Retired Brig. Gen. Tom Kolditz, who has headed leadership training at Yale and West Point, will direct the Doerr Institute for New […]

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‘Free & Equal’ Campaign by U.N. Spotlights LGBTI Diversity

New York, N.Y.  A new United Nations ‘Free & Equal’ campaign video highlighting the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community is being shown today on the massive screens in New York’s Times Square ahead of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Launch of new video by U.N. Free & Equal […]

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Michelle Obama: Powerful Remarks at Tuskegee U.

Tuskegee, Alabama.  This past Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2015 at Tuskegee University — a historically black university in Tuskegee, Alabama. Founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, Tuskegee is the only university in America to be designated as a National Historic Site. First Lady Michelle Obama […]

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U.N. Questions U.S. Policing, Counterterrorism

New York, N.Y.  U.S. officials faced questions Monday in Geneva about the use of the death penalty, excessive force by police and national security measures as the United Nations’ Human Rights Council conducted a review of the country’s rights practices. People march under a banner that reads “Stop Racist Police Terror,” Baltimore, Maryland, May 2, […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

Unlocking Wind Power Across America – from the White House

U.N.: Violence Against Women and Girls ‘Shames Every Society’

Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center