Dispatches from the network and updates from the Foundation.
Blair Glimcher (WSC 2018)
It’s hard for me to say Happy New Year this week. It seems wrong. There is so much pain and loss now. On the heels of devastating hurricanes and the ongoing crises in those areas hardest hit, we have now experienced the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. That “record,” set in Las Vegas, is eclipsing the one set only last year at the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Water is not a consumer good. It is a fundamental right. In 2010, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) received an influx of complaints from families who were disconnected from their water supply. Tens of thousands of families who were unable to keep up with their steep water bills were gradually being stripped of their right to water. Over the past three decades, the Israeli government has yielded
I was privileged to serve under Shimon Peres as his Diplomatic Advisor where I gained remarkable insight into his creativity and political astuteness as a leader. He significantly influenced my perception of the world, teaching me the value of hope over impasse, win-win over zero-sum and optimism in the face of challenges. The book, No Room for Small Dreams, written in his penultimate year, perfectly captures these values while chronicling