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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Our Conscience Then & Now


  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech almost exactly a year before his death which may be unfamiliar to many of us.  It has been somewhat eclipsed in the collective memory of America by his glorious and unforgettable … Read more

Petersburg, Virginia Dedication of Historical Marker is Ubuntu in Action


“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” ~ Desmond Tutu This is a story of how the inspiration to act on an epiphany experienced many years ago emerged as a fully formed symbol … Read more

Indonesian Comfort Women Seek Justice as Time Runs Out

The term Jugun Ianfu (Comfort Women) refers to those women who were forced into sexual slavery to fulfill the sexual needs of Japanese military personnel and civil officers at ianjo or comfort stations during the Asian Pacific War in 1931-1945.  … Read more

The International Criminal Court – Mammoth or White Elephant?


I first heard about the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2000 as a student, when I was introduced to the world of international human rights of women. The subject was new and exciting for me. I was enthusiastic about grasping … Read more

The Father of Peace Research


Johan Galtung is a Norwegian professor and author, widely regarded as the “Father of Academic Peace Research.”  He is a mathematician, sociologist, political scientist and the founder of the discipline of peace studies.  His pioneering and continuing efforts have inspired … Read more

9/11 – Unforeseen Consequeces


Twelve years after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the world is a different place than we could have ever imagined. The world is still working through the consequences of the terrorist attacks that changed … Read more

Workplace Bullies, Corporate Psychopaths

The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) defines workplace bullying as “repeated mistreatment: sabotage by others that prevents work from getting done, verbal abuse, threatening conduct, intimidation, and humiliation.”  Results from surveys conducted by the WBI and Zogby International in 2007 and … Read more

Malala Day 2013 Celebrates Her Courageous Fight for Access to Education


As a Teen Advisor for Girl Up, I was honored to attend Malala Day 2013 at the United Nations to hear Malala Yousafzai give her first public speech since being shot by the Taliban in October 2012 for daring to … Read more

The Tragedy of Child Brides

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that of a total 140 million child marriages expected to take place between 2011 and 2020, 50 million will involve girls under the age of 15.  The UN, and most organization which track … Read more

Rotary – Recruiting the Next Generation of Peacemakers


The Rotary Peace Fellowship offers full funding for a master’s degree or professional certificate in peace study at one of six Rotary Peace Centers around the world. “Rotary believes, as I believe, that it is possible to have a world … Read more