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Our 8 Favorite (Eye-Opening!) Quotes of 2014

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Millennium Campus Network

The Awards, presented at the sixth annual Millennium Campus Conference at Lynn University, recognized influencers who use their global platforms for good.

Outrage: Trafficking 100,000 Children in USA Must Be Stopped!

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Sadly, the news about backpage.com is not new. In 2012 ABC News in Phoenix reported 51 arrests as a result of a police action against this web site and in 2013, NBC News also ran an expose on backpage.

The Wisdom of Kristof's and WuDunn's 'A Path Appears'

John Thompson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Speaking of love, a book like A Path Appears could not have been produced by the intellect alone. Kristof and WuDunn are obviously motivated by a passion to help their fellow human beings.

What Does Your Courage Look Like?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

So here we are. Halloween over. Election Day over. Veteran's Day here. And all I can think about is: Courage.

Shutting Down Websites Won't Shut Down Prostitution

Alison Bass | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime
Alison Bass

I have spent the last four years interviewing law enforcement, sex workers and experts on the sex industry for an upcoming book and they all say that shutting down one or two websites that permit ads for sex work will only make things worse for girls and women who are being sexually exploited.

Educating Bill Maher

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Benjamin Orbach

Maher is right that we should stand up for liberal principles everywhere, but it does no justice to our principles if our arguments are stacked on a foundation of stereotypes.

Regular People Who Changed The World, And How You Can Too

National Geographic | Simon Worrall and Heather Dune Macadam | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

In their first best-selling book, Half the Sky, husband and wife team Nicholas D. Kristof, a New York Times columnist, and Sheryl WuDunn—who togethe...

The Problem I Have With Religion: Going Beyond Bill Maher

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

Up here in the clouds, on a plane from Denver (well, Fort Collins) to New York, there is no change in political atmosphere as of yet, although I did p...

Kristof Gets It Wrong

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media
Matthew Chapman

I am a big fan of Nicholas Kristof so I was disappointed by his argument with Sam Harris and Bill Maher and his defense of his position in his New York Times column today. Kristof thinks he's defending the moderate; in fact, he's empowering the fanatic.

Lucy Liu's Heart & Actions Beyond The Digital Screen

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
One World with Deepak Chopra

For most people, Lucy Liu needs no introduction; her illustrious film and television career has made her a household name. As the child of Chinese ...

My Conversation with Nicholas Kristof

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.22.2014 | Media
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by New York Times columnist and best-selling author, Nicholas Kristof.

Nicholas Kristof: A Path Appears

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
One World with Deepak Chopra

With the success of their first book, Half the Sky, Nicholas and his wife Sheryl WuDunn exposed the harsh realities of slavery and sexual exploitation...

African Women Entrepreneurs Leading the Way in Fueling Africa's Economic Growth

Barry Segal | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Dianne Calvi, CEO of Village Enterprise, a partner of Segal Family Foundation. African women entrepreneurs are a dynamic for...

Dancing at the Perimeters of Faith

Cindy Brandt | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Before social justice became trendy among evangelicals, people of all denominations, faiths, and philosophies had already been steadily working in the trenches without fanfare, caring for the least of these with a quiet strength.

NY Times Columnist After Newsweek Expose: I Wish I 'Had Never Written About Her'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is now expressing doubt about the backstory of Somaly Mam, an anti-human trafficking advocate whom he's writ...

There's Work to be Done

Amy Cooper | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Amy Cooper

As the world watches in horror and keeps their fingers crossed for the safe return of the 300-plus girls captured in Nigeria, there has been much conf...

Freeing the Media's Coverage of Incarceration and the Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

I am glad that mental illness is being discussed more openly these days, a tribute, I would like to think, to those of us who have been writing and talking about our condition for years. But this is a very complicated issue, and the language used can sometimes backfire and perpetuate stigma.

The Poverty of Policy on Poverty

David Coates | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
David Coates

Since there is currently a rather large amount of poverty around that ideally would be rapidly alleviated, you could legitimately expect that the proposals that each side brought to the table might significantly erode the poverty under review. Sadly, however, neither set of proposals do.

What Are Academics Good For?

Patricia Morizio | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Patricia Morizio

Do not ask an academic what he or she has to offer to society. (In fact, do not ask ANYONE this question [SMH]). Instead, ask them about what they know, what they love, and what they do; perhaps even why they do it.

Access Denied: Can Academics Bridge the Gap Between the Academy and the Mainstream Reading Public?

Jim Downs | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Jim Downs

In a recent NYT piece, Nicholas Kristof argued that the main determinant blocking academics from being read by mainstream readers results from the arcane ways in which they write. That is not the problem. The problem lies not with academics' prose, but rather with access to mainstream publications.

Exclusion or Equality: Where Are The Men in Women's Empowerment?

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

While the semantics of "feminism" tend to polarize people, its definition is very simple: equality between men and women.

The Scholar's Obligations

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

In a climate of increasing contempt for the intellectual, why bother? We bother because it is one of our most important obligations.

Kristof Is Right About the Lack of Public Intellectuals. Thank Goodness!

Dan Butin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Education
Dan Butin

Thank goodness for arcane unintelligibility! Hurrah for gobbledygook! For without it, there could never be any public intellectuals. In fact, the lifeblood of scholars who are public intellectuals is exactly the kind of complex and often indecipherable academic work that Kristof bemoans. You cannot have one without the other.

Why Nicholas Kristof's Latest Column Stings So Much and Why He's Right

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

Professors do need to engage more fully in public debates. We must do so in a way more hospitable to those without post-graduate degrees.

Dear Mr. Kristof, Get to Know the Facts (and We've Been Here All This Time, Too)

Matthew W. Hughey | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Matthew W. Hughey

Rather than debate over whether Kristof wants to engage in a blame-game against professors or if he simply misses the material conditions of social change to which all of us -- professors included -- are subject, I'd like to take on some of his premises that did strike me as blatantly wrong-headed.