It's a lofty goal to shift things around for these villagers who battle extreme poverty and have a "zero" diet. They survive by growing and eating genetically modified corn, heavily laden with pesticides.
Ambassador Catherine Russell (right) poses for a photo with Zohra Baraka (left), a Kenyan artisan entrepreneur and chairperson for the African Women...
There's nothing like your first time -- first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult -- what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from.
It is one thing to oppose policy proposals on factual and honest philosophical grounds. It is an entirely different discussion to react, reflexively, against all proposals put forth just because it's suggested by an opponent.
As Sarah finished her remarks, I sat frozen and overwhelmed by a sensation both profound and penetrating: a true sense of awe, and the recognition that I was in the presence of an extraordinary soul -- the strongest and most courageous person I'd ever encountered.
Everyone has their "thing". That nerdy interest--bordering on obsession--that they get a little short of breath talking about and love tucking into in their spare time. Some people have Arsenal, or Assassin's Creed, or underwater photography. For the last 5 years, I've had Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs).
In Wild Kingdom, Campbell shows that as individuals, our dependency on technology blinds us to precipices and predators, to each other. We are living vicariously when we look at a diorama; we live vicariously -- and allow others to live vicariously -- through social media.
Please join me in celebrating these 20 inspiring youth leaders and the seed grants that we were able to give them.
I thought the building was going to collapse, and I was pretty sure I was going to die. At the same time I was calmly thinking "this building is going to fall and I'm going to die." I vaguely remember a shadow, like a white cloud, moving past me and the rattle of the tea cup.
The lyrics to the 1967 Buffalo Springfield protest anthem popped into my head as I toured Nairobi in late July. There's definitely something happening here. The week before my visit, Barack Obama had been in town and the buzz was still palpable.
Last month, when President Obama visited Kenya to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, he regrettably did not have the opportunity to visit the important region of southern Kenya to see firsthand how economic growth is fueled by partnerships.
President Obama's trip to Kenya revealed many things that further underscore the Rorschach Test-like impact the man engenders. The trip also revealed the cognitive dissonance that Kenyans have with corruption, tolerance and their relationship with America.
Kenya has an important legal obligation to investigate and prosecute the serious crimes that were committed during the post-election violence period. President Kenyatta has demonstrated utterly no leadership in this respect, and he does his country a disservice by failing to ensure that the law is respected and implemented.
High in the night sky over Washington, the bright stars Deneb and Vega mark a star field at the center of a probe unrelated to Benghazi or Hillary's emails or whether Iran will get the bomb. NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered Kepler-452b.
We were tired of seeing the stereotypes: helpless children sifting through garbage with distended bellies and flies in their eyes or bloodthirsty warlords toting AK-47s, and not much in between. We saw how these stereotypes hurt everyone.
President Obama's strong words in Nairobi about civil society haven't been matched during similar trips to Riyadh, despite the Saudi Arabian government's violent repression of human rights. This double standard does immense damage to the U.S. government's credibility in the world, stifling its international capacity to lead on human rights.