Tag Archives: Indonesia

ISIS Presence in Predominantly Muslim Indonesia Growing

Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian officials estimate there are between 200 and 300 IS sympathizers in country. Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for carrying out Thursday’s coordinated bomb and gun attacks in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta that left seven people dead, including all five attackers. Jakarta Skyline. Photo: Yohanes Budiyanto / Wikipedia. According to reports, IS has been recruiting in […]

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2007: Orphans Around World Look up to Silicon Valley Prodigy as Hero

In 2007, Jim Luce added added Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the social-networking site facebook.com, to the Orphans International Worldwide list of Global Heroes and Role Models. This list includes such notables as Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, the Rt. Rev. Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Elie Wiesel, and many more. This is Jim’s original piece from 2007.

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My Mother: “God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!”

New York, N.Y.  My mother’s words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I felt having experienced the Dicksonian conditions of the orphanage where I found my infant son Mathew in Indonesia. The warehouse institution was crib-to-worn-out-crib of children dressed […]

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Indonesia May Also Challenge China’s South Sea Claims

Beijing, China. At a time when China appears to be trying to smooth over its differences with rival claimants in the South China Sea, Indonesia has become the latest to indicate just how serious the situation has become. Indonesian Navy and U.S. Navy officers work through a freedom of navigation exercise during a legal training symposium. […]

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Southeast Asian Opening for Asia Contemporary Art Week

New York, N.Y.  On view at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Chelsea, NYC: Cutting-edge work by emerging and established artists from Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Ten innovative artists use photography, video, painting and installation to articulate their experiences navigating the complex social, historical and political legacies of their respective communities. A catalog […]

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J. Luce Foundation Announces New Fellows from Marietta College

New York, N.Y. The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation has announced this week that six Marietta College students have been chosen as 2015-16 J. Luce Fellows. These are: Mandee Young (Soph., Advertising & Public Relations), Amanda Davis (Soph., International Business, Economics), Matthew Johnson (Fresh., International Leadership Studies, Spanish), Rylie Wahl (Fresh., Undecided), McKenzie Fleeman (Fresh., […]

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Look at History: Indonesian Killings of 1965–66

New York, N.Y. The Indonesian killings of 1965–1966 were an anti-communist purge following a failed coup of the 30 September Movement in Indonesia. The most widely accepted estimates are that more than 500,000 people were killed. The purge was a pivotal event in the transition to the “New Order” and the elimination of the Indonesian […]

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50 Years Since Indonesia Massacred at Least 500,000

London, U.K. This week marks fifty    years since the worst massacre in Indonesia’s history, when six military officers were killed as part of an alleged leftist uprising, leading to a crackdown that killed at least 500,000 people. Thousands of intellectuals, teachers, union members, members of the women’s movement and other civilians from all walks of […]

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Luce Leader Nominee – Essay on Global Citizenship

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