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Biography of Helen Keller / Биография Хелен Келлер

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was a deaf and blind American author, activist, and lecturer. Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880. Her disabilities were caused by a fever in February, 1882 when she was 19 months old. Her loss of…

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Biography of Jovan Kurbalija / Биография Йован Курбалижа

Jovan Kurbalija is the founding director of DiploFoundation. His professional and academic background is in diplomacy, international law and ICT. In 1992 he left the Yugoslav diplomatic service and established the Unit for IT and Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta. The main function of the…

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Biography of Frances McElroy / Биография Френсис МакЭлрой

Frances McElroy, the founder and Executive Director of Shirley Road Productions, has produced and directed a wide range of award-winning documentaries, as well as educational and cultural videos for non-profit organizations. Founded in 1991, the mission of Shirley Road Productions is to create educational and cultural programs that are innovative…

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Biography of Wei Jingsheng / Биография Вэй Цзиншэн

Wei Jingsheng’s dissident life began with a precipitous suddenness. In just under four months, during the 1978-79 Democracy Wall movement, his unique talent as a thinker, writer and activist burst forth and blossomed. In fact, Wei did not actually go to Democracy Wall until several weeks after poster-writers in Beijing…

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Biography of John Davenport / Биография Джона Дэвенпорта

John Davenport studied Philosophy at Yale University and completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame in 1998.  Since then, he has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Fordham University in New York City, where he served as Associate Chair of Philosophy and Associate Director…

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Biography of John C. Vaughn / Биография Джона К. Вона

John C. Vaughn was appointed Executive Vice President of the Association of American Universities in October 1996. As Executive Vice President, he serves as deputy to the president and chief operating officer. He also serves as director of policy studies, supervising the association’s work in developing national and institutional policies…

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Biography of Dr. Pierre Allard / Биография Доктора Пьера Алларда

Dr. Pierre Allard is the president of Just Equipping. Pierre and his wife, Judy, actively lead Just Equipping ministries with chaplains in the African Great Lakes Region, (Rwanda, Burundiand Congo). Just Equipping organizes and sustains prison ministries by restorative justice principles and practices. As an ordained minister, and before retiring…

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Biography of Jackie Speier / Биография Джеки Шпейер

Jackie Speier was sworn into Congress on April 10, 2008 to fill the unexpired term of the late Congressman Tom Lantos. She represents California’s beautiful, diverse and economically vibrant 12th Congressional District, where she has lived her entire life. Jackie is married to Barry Dennis and has two children, Jackson,…

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Biography of Rabbi W.A. Matthew / Биография Раввина В.А. Мэтью

Matthew, Wentworth Arthur (23 June 1892-3 Dec. 1973), rabbi and educator, is believed to have been born in St. Marys, St. Kitts, in the British West Indies, the son of Joseph Matthew and Frances M. Cornelius. Matthew gave seemingly contradictory accounts of his ancestry that put his place of birth…

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Biography of Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford / Биография Раби Арнольд Джозайи Форд

Ford, Arnold Josiah (23 Apr. 1877-16 Sept. 1935), rabbi, black nationalist, and emigrationist, was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, the son of Edward Ford and Elizabeth Augusta Braithwaite. Ford asserted that his father’s ancestry could be traced to the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria and his mother’s to the Mendi tribe of…

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Biography of Hannes Leitgeb / Биография Ханнес Ляйтгеб

Hannes completed his PhD degree (1998) in mathematics and a PhD degree (2001) in philosophy, each at the University of Salzburg. In 2003 he was research fellow at the Department of Philosophy/CSLI at Stanford University on the basis of an Erwin-Schroedinger Fellowship. In 2005 he took up a joint position…

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Biography of PETER T. IRNIQ / Биография Петер Т. Ирник

Peter T. Irniq, 53, is an Inuit cultural teacher and has lived most of his life in the Kivalliq Region, including Naujaat (Repulse Bay), Salliq (Coral Harbour), Qamanit’tuaq (Baker Lake), Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet), Kangiqiniq (Rankin Inlet) and Iqaluit. He has also lived in the Western Arctic, Manitoba and Ontario. Mr….

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Biography of Laura Donefer / Биография Лаура Донефера

LAURA DONEFER was born in Ithaca, NY and was raised in Quebec, Canada. In 1973 Laura studied sculpture for a year at the National Art School of Cubanacan, in Havana. Back in Canada, Laura graduated with honours in “Literature and Languages” from Dawson College in 1975, and with honours from…

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Biography of Dr Sherylle Calder / Биография доктора Шерил Колдер

About Sherylle Calder was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa where she completed her schooling and her first degree (also Honnours and HED) at the University of the Orange Free State. She studied for her Masters’ degree at the University of Stellenbosch before registering for her Sport Science PhD under Prof…

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Biography of Hazel McCallion / Биография Хейзел МакКаллион

Hazel McCallion was first elected Mayor of Mississauga in November, 1978, and is the longest serving Mayor in the City’s history. She was acclaimed in 1980, re-elected in 1982 and 1985, acclaimed again in 1988 and re-elected in 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2010. Mayor McCallion was born…

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Biography of Pearl S. Buck’S / Биография С. Перл Бак

Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker was born June 26, 1892 in Hillsboro, West Virginia at the home of her mother’s family. Pearl’s parents had been Presbyterian missionaries in China since 1880 and were home on furlough when she was born. They returned to China five months after Pearl’s birth. Pearl’s parents preferred…

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Biography of Michael Nyman’s / Биография Майкла Наймана

As one of Britain’s most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Nyman’s work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos.  Far more than merely a composer, he’s also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist and now a photographer and film-maker. Nyman first made his mark on the…

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Biography of Donna Haraway / Биография Донна Харауэй

In terms of research, writing, and teaching, Donna Haraway is one of the most important practitioners in a field that ties together science and technology studies, anthropology, and animal studies. Having done an undergraduate degree at Colorado College with a major in Zoology and minors in Philosophy and English, she…

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