Can China Lead?

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Last Thursday, I was invited as a guest to join Harvard Professor William Kirby on a Boston public radio program “Open Source” to discuss a billion dollar question – Can China Lead? “Can China Lead?” is Kirby’s new book based on…

On the Road Again

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Every spring break international students travel all around the world. To California, Florida, Cancun, Puerto Rico, Japan, China, France, UK, on and on. For the city of Cancun, what does it mean to be occupied with luxury hotels, fancy international…

The Waiting Game

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It’s the thing all Ivy kids fear: not living the first class life worthy of 100+ Facebook likes. If I told myself one year ago about what graduate admissions turned out to be like, she would have been preciously horrified….

Getting In v. Fitting In

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  Earlier this year I applied to get into the piano performance and interpretation seminar at NEC – the New England Conservatory As I read the class description, I thought I should get in and fit in because it sounds like…

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Exclusive Part Two Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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World-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang talks about his International Music Foundation, and his vision to educate and inspire the next generation.

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Exclusive Part One Interview with Chinese Pianist Lang Lang

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Headliners & Heroes presents exclusive part one interview with world-renowned classical pianist Lang Lang. He describes his childhood in China, his passion for piano performing and his road to success.

Do You Believe?

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Last week, the NBC “Today” show ran a special series – “Do You Believe” examining interfaith issues between generations, across cultures and within the same family. Matt Lauer’s studio interview with senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Cardinal Patrick Dolan struck…

My Dreams

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Last week, a middle school friend of mine sent me two photos of him and another friend—- one just taken in California during spring break and the other one taken in our old classroom around seven years ago.  In the…

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How did Albert Cheng discover the Disney magic?

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Albert Cheng grew up as the son of a science professor, always acing his math and science courses. But after graduating from MIT with an engineering degree and working at Boeing, he felt he was not on the right path. What went wrong? How did…

A Taste of the Future of Education

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On the ninth floor overlooking the busy San Francisco downtown, everyone is working on Macs in open-plan stations. Books are stacked haphazardly in the common area, Post-it with ideas cover the whole wall, and conversation hums around the coffee bar…

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Why Did Yiming Come to America?

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A young woman from Harbin, China imagines and pursues a life of travel and adventure in America after an eye-opening trip to Beijing.

Are You Ready for Work?

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I talked and dined with a Harvard student, a new friend, last week about her career interests and job search after graduating this May. Among the numerous barriers that she has to overcome to secure a job interview in the…