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SPOTLIGHT

U.S.-Latin America-Cuba: A Sixty-Five-Year Love-Hate Triangle

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By Cristina Eguizabal

Cuba was the Latin American country most densely linked to the U.S.  But that changed after January 1, 1959.  

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Lowell Hardin, World Leader In Agriculture

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Lowell Hardin, who was instrumental in establishing an international network of agricultural research centers that generated what has become known as the Green Revolution, died April 28 at his home in West Lafayette, Ind.

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NEWSLETTER

In Tribute to Lowell Hardin

 

Colleagues and friends from the worlds of international development and academia pay tribute to the life and work of Lowell Hardin.

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Lowell Hardin: "Quietly Inspirational"

By Sheila Avrin McLean

It was the early 1970s and David Bell asked me to join Lowell Hardin and representatives of the Rockefeller Foundation, FAO and UNDP at a meeting convened at the World Bank. 

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Does Foundation History Matter?

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The New York chapter of the Laff Society met at the Foundation’s building in New York City on May 12.

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Agent Orange: Looking Forward

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By Charles Bailey

Charles Bailey, the director of Ford’s Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin reports. 

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Dori Maynard's Legacy: Diversity in the Media

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I joined hundreds of family members, friends, journalists and funders in mourning the death of Dori J. Maynard…an unflinching critic of the news media’s treatment of African Americans and other minority groups. 

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Ford's New Approach To Licensing Grantee Products

By Alan Divack

The Ford Foundation now requires grant- funded products and research be made available using a Creative Commons license.

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Personals: In Beijing

 

Joan Kaufman is now director of the Columbia Global Center in Beijing.

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A Tribute: Shepard Stone, Architect of Germany's Re-education and Co-Builder of the European Union.

By James R. Huntley

Shepard Stone—the son of a Jewish tailor from Latvia who settled in New Hampshire—deserves a good chunk of the credit.

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A Life in Development: "Seizing the Opportunities"

 

William Gamble recounts his experiences during a long life-time working in international development.

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From the ACLU: "Edward Snowden Wired"

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The ACLU has been providing Snowden with legal council since 2013. In January 2014, Anthony Romero flew to Moscow to meet him.

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Letter: The Ford Foundation in South Africa

 

Will Hertz has some comments about the three articles on South Africa.

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Chapter News: Tell Us Your Stories

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The NY chapter meeting launched The Recollections Campaign—an opportunity for members to share memories from their  time at Ford.

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The Ford Foundation in India: Helping Spur "Open-Mindedness"

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By R. Sudarshan. Anxiety about the advance of communism in Asia may have prompted the U.S. to encourage Paul Hoffman, former administrator of the Marshall Plan and president of the Ford Foundation, to visit India.

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A Heartwarming Tale in Scotland's Referendum

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By Richard Magat

It all started with a wonderful visit made to Scotland some dozen years ago. 

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The Ford Foundation in South Africa

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In 1953 the Ford Foundation gave $50,000 to the South Africa Institute of Race Relations for educational and research activities, beginning an enduring commitment that has contributed significantly to that country’s often painful but relentless passage out of oppression.

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Pioneering Human Rights

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By Sheila Avrin McLean

The Foundation’s policy focus became helping South Africans prepare for a post-apartheid, majority-ruled South Africa, where rule of law was honored and education was a right for all.

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Developing Black Leadership
Fellowships are provided for emerging social scientists

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By David Smock

Over a ten-year period a Ford Foundation program provided scholarships to hundreds of black South Africans who earned degrees at American institutions.

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Visions of Johanna
Inside the museums, apartheid goes on trial

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By Gerard Salole

The seemingly effortless embrace of both the ugly past and optimistic future is part of the panache with which South Africans have taught the world a valuable lesson about remembrance and forgiveness.

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LAFF PARADE

News About Former Ford Foundation Staff

6/5/2015

News about Maya Harris, Akwasi Aidoo, Radhika Balakrishnan and Leila Hessini, Brandee McHale, Mark Sidel, Andre Robert Lee, Barbara Klugman and Jael Silliman.

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CLIPPINGS

Selection Of Articles Published Elsewhere

Saudi Arabia's Widening War.

By Gary Sick |  6/8/2015

Obama is trying to make peace with Iran. The new Saudi king is on the course for war.

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The Danger of a Failed Iran Deal

By Gary Sick |  3/10/2015

If you want a nuclear Middle East, there’s no better way than to let Tehran walk away.

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Now Showing: Brian Mori's Play

2/24/2015

Brian Richard Mori’s celebrated play Hellman v. McCarthy is being performed in Beverly Hills, Calif., at Theatre 40 and the Saban Theatre through Sunday, March 1. Next: Salt Lake City.

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A Musical Event with John Koprowski: Five Years That Rocked the World 1964-1969

2/16/2015

A retrospective look at an era which influenced music, culture and history for the next half century.

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Men are problem and solution to violence against women, says Breakthrough's founder Mallika Dutt

1/19/2015

In the wake of rising incidents of violence against women across the country, Iamin talked to Mallika Dutt, founder of Breakthrough.

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Don't Let Iran Walk Away From the Table

By Gary Sick |  11/21/2014

If the November 24th deadline isn't met, everything could unravel at once.

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Strikes on ISIS. Now What?

9/25/2014

Bassma Kodmani contributed to the "Room for Debate" discussion in the New York Times.

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Brian Mori's play on Channel Thirteen

9/25/2014

Brian Richard Mori's play "Hellman v. McCarthy," will be aired on October 9th and 12th during Channel Thirteen's weekly series, "Theater Close Up".

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