originally posted to PysychologyToday.com in “The Me in We”
Warner Brother’s recent Invictus tells the story of the most consequential game of rugby in history, South Africa’s defeat of New Zealand in the 1995 World Cup. The movie, starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, also gives us a lens for viewing the potential of alternative diplomacy.
Rugby had been a White man’s game, a symbol of the oppressive apartheid regime. The South African rugby team, the Springboks (gazelles), was all Afrikaners except for one Black. Yet President Nelson Mandela seized the event as an opportunity to unite a newly-founded nation.
Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), December 18, 2009
Originally posted to United States Mission to the United Nations, USUN
Thirty years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The Obama Administration strongly supports this landmark treaty, and is committed to United States ratification.
By Zanade Mann, (Woodhull Alumna)
1) Create an Action Plan
Write down how many networking events you want to attend each month and cross out each one you do. Keeping a detailed list will help you stay focused. Aim for two events a month.
2) Start a Virtual Group
Event planning through social networking like Facebook or Meetup.com is a great, easy way to get a group together. So start a group that lists events going on in your area, or locate a one related to an event and network online before the actual meeting. continue
By Leeat Graneck, (Woodhull Alumna)
- One act of kindness – random or not – tiny or big — for someone you know or a stranger. For example, spend an extra minute in the hallway to ask someone how they are doing AND wait for their response; let someone cut in front of you on the road; tell someone they are wonderful; express every inclination you have towards affection and nurture. Yes. Every. Single. One. continue