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Looking Back on a Fabulous Evening

From our EVP and CEO, Joyce Dubensky…


A program journal on a guest's seat.

Today I finally have a minute to catch my breath and to enjoy the memories of our annual Gala on Monday night. As always, it was so busy that I didn’t have time to really talk with all the friends who were there.

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When life echoes art (and vice versa)

From the (virtual) pen of our Executive Vice President, Joyce:

I spend most of my time doing Tanenbaum work, but recently I took time to be with friends and pay a visit to Broadway to see a play that reminded me how the theater can engulf you and still remind you of your work.

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Asking the Tough Questions About Diversity

A note from our EVP…

It seems like I just got back from the Chief Diversity Officers Forum at the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute in Atlanta, where the conference theme was “courageous conversations.”  I was there for more than half of the conference and was struck by how different it was from other workplace diversity-related conferences – in a good way.

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Dispatches from Istanbul

Our EVP reflects on the Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Turkey…

Istanbul is a very beautiful city, the visual coming together of the East and the West. After the official meetings of the Alliance were over, many of the participants took a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait. On one side of the water is the East, with large Mosques and delicate minarets in full view. The other is the West, with architecture to match. The people of the city feel the full force of its centrality and the responsibility to be a bridge among civilizations and a healer across them. In the closing session, the Turkish representative spoke of this. He said that in Turkey they have an axiom: If your neighbor’s house is on fire, you must do something, or your house will also burn.

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Dispatches from Istanbul

Our EVP checks in from the Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Turkey

There is a lot that happens at the Alliance of Civilizations. There are meetings, sessions, plenaries. I am committed to going to as many as I can.

But what also happens is that you begin to see familiar faces. It’s reinforcing to be with so many people dedicated to the vision that we share = that we can find our way to a functioning, collaborative, Alliance of Civilizations. I saw many people I have met before, and was gratified by what I heard.
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Dispatches from Istanbul

Our EVP checks in from the Alliance Civilization Forum in Turkey

My arrival for the Alliance of Civilizations was predictably unpredictable. After I left the plane, I met a wonderful man named Christian at the Visa counter. Hemade a film for the AOC, sports a great ponytail, and makes horror films in real life. We found the information booth for the AOC but the wait for a ride to the hotel was 45 minutes. Since we were going to the same one, we decided to split a cab.
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