Each year more than 1.7 million children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Childhood immunization has the power to change this. I am calling on CEOs and corporate executives to join me in the fight to reduce child mortality.
The goal of handing out foreign aid to foster "civil society" always sounds noble and well-intentioned. But you'll forgive someone like me for being skeptical about the results. There is no substitute for local knowledge. Democracy is never a simple translation.
It was June of 1961, and the setting was neutral Vienna. This first and last Kennedy-Khrushchev summit would prove to be one of the most explosive and decisive meetings ever of the two most powerful leaders of their time.
In Berlin, I walked through history, retracing the roots of my family tree and immersing myself in the dark past of my Jewish heritage. What must it have been like to wonder if tomorrow would be better than today?
The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.
We still pursue the illusion that democracy can be imposed from without. That's not how it happened then, and it isn't how it happens now: not in the German Democratic Republic and not in Iraq or Afghanistan either.