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Renewable Energy Expert Steve Smith Mitigates Conflicts in Congo, Rwanda, Sudan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Multi-tasking is de rigueur these days, so it comes as no surprise that renewable energy expert and conflict resolution specialist Steve Smith has his hands full. His specialty comes from years of practice.

No Word Yet From Our Orphaned Children in Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I cannot imagine, however, how bad Haiti is at this moment -- and we cannot reach our project there outside Jacmel. We have just gotten through to our American neighbor there.

U.N. Birthday Rocks for Its Peacemakers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Jim Luce

Flashbulbs popping non-stop, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, entered the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New ...

NBC's Brian Williams: Changing the World for the Better

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in ...

Only in America: Ambassador Sichan Siv - From the Killing Fields to the White House

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004. He spoke on surviving Pol Pot's Killing Fields in Cambodia - and coming to America. He ended up working in the White House and then the United Nations.

The Rubins on "What is Cuban Art?"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jim Luce

Both the island and the art are an unusual mix of the traditional and the modern, of the ordinary and the special, of simplicity and incredible complexity.

El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not...

Itzhak Perlman to Perform at Lincoln Center to Help Rotary Eradicate Polio

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

"Polio is only a plane ride away." So began my sobering interview with Carol Pandak, Manager of PolioPlus for Rotary International about polio, a cr...

Mr. President: 21st Century Skills Include Global Competency

Anthony Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Jackson

Just as in health care, the status quo in American public education is unacceptable and perilous to the nation's future. But 21st century skills must include global awareness and global competency.

Helping Women: Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

EngenderHealth focuses on far more than fistula repair and prevention. They are dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of people in the countries where they work.

Indian-American Med Student on Malaria and Poverty in Nigeria

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I had to help cut off patients clothes, try to secure IV lines, and patch their burns all while trying to stomach the constant screams and the distinct fragrance of burnt flesh.

American Ignorance

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isabel Kaplan

What does it say about our country if, as I certainly believe might be the case, America's newest citizens know more about American civics and history than many native born Americans?

Israeli Film: Unmistaken Child in Tibet

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most Westerners to grasp. A new film from Israel is out to change that.

Meet the U.N. Secretary General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Sudanese Diplomat Francis Deng believes genocide can be anticipated and even stopped before it begins.

Ethiopian-American Lawyer on Conflicts Along the Nile

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Fasil Amdetsion, an attorney from Ethiopia, thinks the Nile basin will be the most likely site of a future "water war" because the Nile embodies "all the challenges that transnational management of fresh water could possibly present."

Sri Lanka Triumphant At Last

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In spite of the slaughter, of using their own people as human shields, of creating the largest, bloodiest hostage drama of modern times, the Tigers have at long last been defeated.

Madonna, Africa and Child Mortality

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The deaths of African children are all about food, water and cooking stoves. There is usually no public health system in place to address this tragic litany of otherwise very approachable issues.

U.S. Border Policy: How To Fix What's Broken

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Funding would be better used to investigate and sanction U.S. employers who habitually hire undocumented migrants. This would not only be cheaper, but more humane.

Indian Film Director to Open Orphanage

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Karri believes that as an Indian national he will be particularly adept at guiding OI India towards successfully raising 'global citizens' in India.

When Is a Lawyer Not a Lawyer? When She Acts

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jim Luce

Making a career in acting is a challenging prospect. What makes Anouk Dutruit's ambitions even more invigorating is her other career. By day and international lawyer, by night an actor.

AFS: World Peace Begins in High School

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I would not be who I am today -- and the organization I founded, Orphans International Worldwide -- would not exist, if it were not for my life-impacting experiences with AFS.

2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

It is possible to disarm all nuclear weaponry by 2020. It is do-able. For the sake of our orphans, for the sake of your own families' children, let us commit ourselves to believing this.

Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The Diaspora is the driving force for the economic development of the country, but in order to reach that objective, overseas Haitians need to be organized locally, state-wide, and nationally."

Wall Street Lawyer on "The Positive Presumption"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Meet Eugene Lee, a mid-level associate at a Top 40 law firm on Wall Street who succeeds in business by being real, honest, and kind. Good news.

Mountaineers Climb Up so Kids with AIDS Can Grow Up

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

To raise funding and awareness for children living with AIDS in Africa, the tallest mountain peak in every state in America will be scaled this spring.