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First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

Clean Potable Water a Human Right, Even in Detroit

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When children and adults are deprived of the basics to sustain life, their health suffers, which greatly impacts their educational and overall life opportunities. On issues of poverty and for the sake of humanity, we all must work on the same side.

Growing up a "Patriot"?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.

#ShowYourSelfie For Youth

Hugh Evans | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Hugh Evans

#ShowYourSelfie is a visual petition with a difference. It's a platform to bring young people together, amplify and empower them to be seen and have their voices heard.

Action Will Lead Us to the End of Extreme Poverty

Hugh Evans | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Hugh Evans

In keeping with previous Global Citizen Festivals, the goal is to celebrate the achievements made toward ending extreme poverty by 2030. But this year, we're working to change the systems that keep people poor.

ONE ON ONE: Hugh Evans on Ending Extreme Poverty

Katherine Keating | Posted 07.13.2014 | World
Katherine Keating

Now 31, Hugh has been passionate about eradicating extreme poverty in the world's poorest nations. "I really believe that if people are informed about issues of global poverty, they'll respond," Hugh says in this One On One interview. His goal is to build a movement to end extreme poverty and curate large scale campaigns at tipping point moments that can influence world leaders to do things that they otherwise might not be inclined to do. "I am entirely convinced that a well organized group of hundreds of thousands of young people around the world can change the world for ever," Hugh says. "I believe if we work together and are committed for the long haul we are going to see the end of extreme poverty in our life time."

Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again...

Lysa Heslov | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Empathy In Action: How a Concept is Making Real Change In the World The world can be a scary and confusing place when you're a kid, even if you're...

Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Over the years, the relationship between the UN and "the people," or civil society, has eroded, and hasn't kept up with the changing dynamics of global governance.

A Common Passion for Ending Extreme Poverty

Hugh Evans | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Hugh Evans

Even though we grew up two generations apart, our separate experiences set off a common spark of inspiration within us to end poverty in our lifetime. We are tied to the conviction that we can end extreme poverty by engaging governments, civil society and everyday global citizens.

Telecommunications Industry Could Change the World This September

Hugh Evans | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Hugh Evans

Experts now suggest that a world without extreme poverty could be a reality as early as 2030, provided the will and resources are there. And it's becoming more apparent that this could happen with the ongoing effort and renewed focus of the world's leaders in innovation and technology.

Can Two Tickets Change the World?

Kelly Curtis | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Kelly Curtis

Music fans can register and take actions related to ending extreme poverty that range from sharing content to signing petitions. These actions will earn them points which they can then use for a chance to win tickets to see their favorite artists, and attend their favorite festivals.

60 Days Of Stories: The Global Mom Relay

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Sunday is Mother's Day, one of the year's high points of gratitude. So as we honor the mothers among us (and those no longer among us), there's no better time to tap into that gratitude and draw on the qualities that make mothers such a force for good -- their generosity, their nurturing, their unconditional love. We're doing that with two initiatives, the Global Mom Relay and Mom+Social, both harnessing the power of motherhood and social media to improve the lives of mothers and children around the world. In the course of the Relay, we've heard a range of voices, and each time you share a post, a $5 donation is made by Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. And there's still time to join.

Foo Fighters, Neil Young Concert Raises $1.3 Billion To Fight Poverty

Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact

The Global Citizen Festival managed to move people beyond just busting a move. The concert featuring the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Neil Young and o...

World Vision: Waking Up From Suburbia Stupor -- Lessons From a Global Soccer Mom

Cat-Dan Lai-Smith | Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact
Cat-Dan Lai-Smith

Meet stay-at-home mom Shayne Moore. She spends her time supervising homework and driving her kids to sports practices. In the midst of all that, she wrote a book called Global Soccer Mom that's about how the "soccer mom" demographic can be global thinkers.

Mom Learns Husband Secretly Gave Her HIV, Protects Baby From Infection

Collins Chinyama Kaumba | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Collins Chinyama Kaumba

Euphemia holds her daughter, Medo, who was born HIV-negative, because she took special precautions to protect the child. Soon after Euphemia married, she discovered something her husband hadn't told her.

WATCH: Katharine McPhee On Ending Malaria

Aol.com | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact

Smash" star Katharine McPhee sat down to talk about her commitment to ending malaria's influence on world health through Malaria No More, and how she ...

Mother Who Overcame the Odds Feels Called to Fight Maternal Deaths

Crislyn Felisilda | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Crislyn Felisilda

In most Muslim communities on Mindanao Island, women generally have 10 or more children. Unfortunately some babies, and even mothers themselves, die before or after the delivery due to various complications.

A Mother's Excruciating Choice: Protect Her Children From Malaria or Feed Them

Kwenda Paipi | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Kwenda Paipi

While malaria can be prevented by sleeping under an insecticide-treated bed net, for residents of the Mbala area development program, finding money to purchase a bed net is almost impossible.

A Girl Named Divine Learns to Read

Mike Kelleher | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Mike Kelleher

A beautiful little first-grade Rwandan girl named Divine read to us, and we all melted. Her warmth and genuineness, her joy in sharing her reading skills and in showing us how she could write her name on the blackboard made us smile and think about her wonderful gifts.

Raising Kids Who Care

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Children have an incredible capacity to care, to give and to empathize from a very young age. It has nothing to do with pity. An instinct for justice comes naturally to a young child, who is free from skepticism, prejudice and doubt.

K'naan: The Reluctant Advocate

Tom Murphy | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Somali-born hip-hop artist K'naan fled with his family from Mogadishu when he was 13 years old. The country at the time was experiencing a civil war that has left the country in a state in instability. His music has a series of influences that range from Nina Simone to Bob Marley to Bob Dylan.

The Story Behind The Greatest Concert For Poverty Of All Time

New York Times | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact

If there is such a thing as a prodigy in the world of philanthropy, Hugh Evans fits the bill. At 14, after visiting a Manila slum with the Christian h...

Film on Haitian Art: In the Eye of the Spiral

Jim Luce | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

We believe that the art of this nation can be the catalyst to begin a positive and expanding spiral for the people of Haiti. I believe in Haiti. I deeply admire its people and have great respect for its artists and intellectuals.

Balinese Natural Birthing Center Threatened by Global Downturn

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Mid-wife and clinic founder Robin Lim is a legend in the world of women's maternity health. I have heard of her from Port-au-Prince in Haiti to New-...

Tadeusz Sudol: An Eye for the Roosevelt Island Tram

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Tadeusz Sudol is a renowned architect working with a prestigious Manhattan firm. He also presides over his local art gallery, RIVAA. Above and beyon...