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[13 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Rajen Kilachand: A Family Tradition of Philanthropy

Rajen Kilachand, Chairman and President of the UAE-based Dodsal Group, is a leading global business leader and philanthropist. His diverse enterprises range from mining in Tanzania to Pizza Hut franchises in India, and his philanthropy from Boston University (to which he made a $35-million gift in 2011 and 2012) to hospitals and schools, community aid and humanitarian missions, and women’s empowerment organizations in India, the UAE, the US, Europe and Africa.
Founded in 1948 by the Nandlal Kilachand family in partnership with a British trading company, the Dodsal Group now has …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Taking Our Seat at the Leadership Table

Beth Hand
United States

“What enabled me to speak up and to take my seat were the women I turned to for guidance. These weren’t long conversations. No, they were just enough to help me find my courage and recognize my right to speak up—powerfully but with great diplomacy.”
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When I was asked to write about what led to my interest and work on organizational and leadership effectiveness, I wondered what story it would be. Would it go back as far as my childhood explorations, like the many times my mother would find …

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[10 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Changing Rifles into Notebooks: Peace Education in Costa Rica

Mary Liepold
Editor in Chief
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Article 78 of Costa Rica’s 1871 constitution, which made schooling both free and mandatory, may be seen as the first step in this nation’s progress toward peace education. Tomás Guardia Gutierrez, the president who enacted that constitution, came to power as a war hero, but his several terms in office saw the opening of many schools and colleges. He founded the National Bank and the National Archives, and in 1877 he abolished the death penalty.
The story continues with the 1946 epic poem Rasur, “a dreamlike reality” in …

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[27 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
When Getting Your Period Means Missing More than Gym Class

Kirsti Shields
United States
“Today’s young girls will teach the next generation about puberty, sexuality, and reproductive health. The conspiracy of silence will have been broken.”
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When my friend’s daughter got her first period last week, her mother bought her a bouquet of flowers. This isn’t what my mother would have done - we acknowledged such biological rites of passage in far more understated ways – but it was an apt and affirming tribute to what is – and should be – an auspicious landmark on the road to womanhood. My friend’s daughter was …