Yes we can (make a difference)

Three Points We Should Take Away from President Obama’s Speech in Brussels The full video For many of us involved in the Leadarise movement, President Obama’s speech in Brussels on Wednesday may have come as an afterthought, as we were all so thrilled to see Leadarise’s co-founder Laura Hemmati introduce the President himself.  However, President…

New Day New Start

Every year, I anticipate Naw Ruz or Norouz (Persian new year) with the kind of giddy excitement I remember from my childhood. This ancient festival, which pre-dates even the Zoroastrian religion, is a joyous celebration of the coming of spring, the renewal of life and the anticipation of new beginnings. Perhaps all the parties and…

How to write an Op-Ed for The New York Times

Ever wonder what it takes to have an Op-Ed published in The New York Times? Last night Leadarise New York was lucky enough to hear from Trish Hall, deputy editorial editor at The New York Times who shared great advice on what she looks for when selecting new content. At the event, organized by Young Professionals in…

Making Waves

One can wonder what makes a bunch of ladies and gentlemen attend a talk on migration on a cold March evening. One could answer that the topic is trendy, everywhere on media and political discourse. Others could also argue that in a city like Brussels we are all migrants and that it may be time…