Category Archive: Blogging

Does history repeat itself?


Those who have been to cinema obviously know that the movie Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting… Read More



 By: Lila Ojha, Reviewed by Sepeedeh Hashemian Michael Brown lost his life because of an alleged confrontation with a police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. According to my personal understanding, it has to be made clear whether this is a race… Read More

Presidential Stewardship


Article II of the Constitution specifies the powers vested to the President of the United States. He is explicitly charged to take care that the laws enacted by Congress are faithfully executed. So… Read More

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t


Written by: Emily Fritcke Jim Collin’s bestselling management book, Good to Great, is the product of over five years of research that explores how good organizations can be transformed into great ones that… Read More

Michelle Obama on the Rise of ‘Citizen Diplomacy’


On her recent trip to China, First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama discussed the advantages of ‘citizen diplomacy’ throughout the world. Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Adviser, made a statement to… Read More

Discovering America through the Prose of a Foreigner


In 1959, Italo Calvino, arguably Italy’s most important postwar novelist, received a grant from the Ford Foundation to travel throughout the United States. For six months, between 1959 and 1960, he travelled around… Read More

Leadership Lessons from an Autocratic Leader


“It’s only the dreamers who ever move mountains.” – Fitzcarraldo Werner Herzog’s 1982 film Fitzcarraldo tells the story of Irishman, Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, who is known to the natives of Iquitos as Fitzcarraldo.… Read More

Literature and Leadership


Written by: Emily Fritcke Edited by: Javaria Tareen On February 26, 2014, Dr. James Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, retired U.S. Navy Admiral, and former… Read More

A Lesson on Integrity from the Author of “Persuasion”


By: Emily Fritcke Sales guru and best-selling author, Zig Ziglar, pronounced himself as the “Undisputed King of Motivation.” His career soared in the 1970s and encompassed multi-million dollar book sales, speaking tours, and… Read More

Speak Up!


Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor and outspoken opponent of Adolf Hitler, was one of the earliest Germans to speak openly about the broader complicity in the Holocaust. He is most well-known for… Read More

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