I was a guest on WBEZ’s Worldview, with Jerome McDonnell, to talk about the implications of President Obama’s announcement he will be ending the sanctions on Burma and to offer my critique on the decision. You can listen to the full segment here.
If you had to pick a color that perfectly captures the late summer grass, peridot green would be that color. A citrus green with overtones of yellow, it’s a great stone to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or just about any special occasion in August. Shown here in our Stacks ring, it’s a modern take on […]
After last week’s vote in the Illinois House, the Governor will sign the bill officially making same-sex marriage in Illinois legal on November 20th. Illinois will become this nation’s fifteenth state to make same-sex marriage a legal right during a signing ceremony at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20. If you’d like to […]
We’ve been working on this one for years. In India, it’s not uncommon for child labor to be used in both the mining and cutting of gemstones. While this fact has been recognized by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs Office of Child Labor – Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking department, […]
On April 23-25, Chicago will be hosting the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The event will feature highly esteemed panelists including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter, President Lech Walesa, President Mikhail Gorbachev, and Professor Muhammed Yunas, in addition to programs including “One Person Can Make A Difference” and “Women Forging […]