A better model

As the new President of Indonesia establishes his style and moves forward with his agenda for the nation, a new awareness is emerging that the country has a unique role …

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21st Century Leadership

ongratulations to Pak Joko Widodo (53), newly installed as President of Indonesia!   I first went to Indonesia in 1998 a few days after Suharto, dictator for 31 years, was …

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Internet for the Village

As President elect Joko Widodo awaits his inauguration next October 20 he has been laying out the ground rules for his administration. In his usual style, he is talking to …

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Out of the mouths of children

Once again young people are making their voices heard at the global stage. While the implications of the youth led Arab Spring Movement are still being sorted in several nations, …

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Hope for Greece

hilemon is driven by a passion to see his native Greece functioning again as a nation where people live in harmony and support each other towards a common well being. …

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The truth isn’t “sexy”*

Terrorism, sex trafficking, water availability and poverty are the most pressing issues of our day. The impact they have in our daily lives boggles the mind. A lot of time …

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Jokowi for President

Joko “Jokowi” Widodo represents the ultimate “dark horse” of any presidential election. Last year he was repeatedly asked if he wanted to run for president but he always said, “my …

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We value people

Budiman has lived a hard life. He sleeps in an open space at the bus station. His job is to help people find their bus. His salary comes from tips …

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Escaping for Life

I have broken bread with Refugees in Guatemala, I have sat down in a tent in northern Macedonia with Kosovars, I have delighted in Pakistani food prepared for me with …