Tag Archives: Thought Leaders

At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights ‘NGO GlobalPay’

New York, N.Y.  I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO Hikmet Ersek who I met last year at CGI, and Luella Chavez D’Angelo who I have interviewed in the past (piece). It was at last year’s breakfast I [...]

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Italian Cultural Institute Hosts “Milano for the Young Generation”

New York, N.Y.   Fifty selected guests were invited this week to a “one-day-art-event: Nourishment for the Soul” in New York. Hosted by the Comune di Milano and EXPO2015, this event was held in the Italian Cultural Institute on Park Avenue. Representatives of Milan’s government and arts spoke. Photo: John Lee.The event included food and wine, poetry, music, and food for [...]

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Amen’s Unleash Power of Latest Books at Entrepreneur’s Home

New York, N.Y.  Daniel Amen, M.D. and his wife Tana Amen presented their new books,Unleash the Power of the Female Brain and The Omni Diet at the home of business leader and philanthropist, Kevin McGovern who founded several world category leaders including Sobe Beverages, Brita, Pur, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, among others. Elite members from the medical, entrepreneurial and artistic [...]

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Ambassador: From the Killing Fields to the White House

New York, N.Y.  I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004 when I was invited to hear him speak at the imposing Women’s Republican National Club, just north of Rockefeller Center. What a speech!  He spoke on surviving Pol Pot’s Killing Fields in Cambodia, then making his way to America where he earned a degree [...]

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Haitian Diaspora Nominations Opens for U.S.

By Rosemonde Pierre-Louis. New York, N.Y.  The Haitian Roundtable (HRT) joined with The Haitian Times, Kompa Guide and Creole TV-NYC and  Radio Soleil today to announce the launch of the nominations process for the first-ever ”1804 List,” highlighting the achievements of Changemakers from the Haitian Diaspora in the U.S.  The list will recognize 25 thought leaders, trailblazers and unsung [...]

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Gates Foundation’s Ignacio Mas On eFinance in the Developing World

Madrid, Spain.  Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, took time off from his hectic schedule at the recent GSM Alliance Congress in Madrid to speak to me over coffee.  Ignacio was one of the primary representatives of the Gates Foundation at this global trade show with over 49,000 [...]

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Book Speaks to Man’s Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Washington, DC. Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles “Chic” Dambach’s exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much in our personal and professional lives in common. I first met Chic through Paul Stevers, the Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist who funds orphans, peacebuilding, and counter strategies to [...]

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Skype Interview with Josh Silverman on Haiti and Bettering Humanity

Luxembourg,LX. As you probably know, the multilingual, cross-platform Voice over Internet Protocol, instant messaging, and videoconferencing sensation known as Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within Skype are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made [...]

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Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities

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