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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014, 02:00 AM

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

As posted on the Huffington Post on Thursday, July 24th, 2014. dys·to·pia [ \dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\] noun: an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly; an unpleasant future where people are often dehumanized; a... More...
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011, 01:12 PM

A Century of Giving Back

Her face has been kissed by Time. Every crease and line around her eyes records a moment in her life, like the delicate rings in a tree trunk. Etched into her beautiful brown skin, more than one of these proud wrinkles symbolizes the many hardships she has endured over the... More...
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010, 07:00 AM

WEF: think 'business unusual'

The great thinkers and tinkerers of global politics and business descended on Davos, Switzerland, for the 40th World Economic Forum last week. This year, in the snowy confines of this small Swiss village, the theme was: Rethink. Redesign. Rebuild. For me, the focus was... More...
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2010, 12:20 PM

Haiti: heroism and humanity

Haiti. Mothers’ faces wretched in agony as they stumble through debris crying out their children’s names. Despair. My stomach tightens in fear for them. Little ones, no older than my youngest, crouching bewildered, jostled by surging crowds. Soft, tear... More...
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009, 07:00 AM

Real Time Web for Real World Change

  After I tweeted, not long before I was to go on stage, I heard my name being called. I walked out and there in front of me were about 2,500 people and just as many laptops. Even though the venue previously functioned as a city morgue, the room was bustling... More...
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