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?
On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, leaders are full of self-congratulation. But they bear large responsibility for another wall constricting human freedom: the apartheid wall dividing the Palestinian West Bank.