first_imgIn recognition of the longtime dedication of Ami Kuan Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82 and their most recent generosity in support of Harvard College and House renewal, the  Harvard College deanship will be renamed the Danoff Deanship of Harvard College.Explaining the motivation for their most recent gift, the Danoffs expressly cited the leadership of Harvard President Drew Faust, the Lincoln Professor of History, and the vision for the future of the College that they share with the leaders of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).“Drew has inspired and impressed us with her ability to energize all members — faculty, students, and alumni — of the University. Great leaders have intelligence, enthusiasm, and integrity, and she has an abundance of all three of these important attributes,” said William Danoff.“Ami and Will Danoff are deeply engaged in the life of Harvard College, and their extraordinary generosity will help to enhance the experiences of our undergraduates in more ways than anyone can predict,” said Faust. “I am touched by the trust they have placed in Harvard’s leadership, and I am so pleased to have such thoughtful partners as we work to strengthen the heart of the University.”Rakesh Khurana, dean of Harvard College and the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School (HBS), will be the inaugural Danoff Dean of Harvard College. A distinguished scholar of organizational behavior and leadership, Khurana joined the HBS faculty in 2000 and was appointed dean last year. He and his wife, Stephanie, have also served as co-masters of Cabot House since 2010.In his first year as dean, Khurana has brought a profound commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and has made diversity and inclusion a central part of his administration’s work. Khurana also has brought renewed focus on the intellectual experience as the foreground of the Harvard College student experience. Moving forward, he will seek to strengthen important academic aspects of the College, including expository writing, freshman seminars, and the General Education program.“I welcome this incredible gift from Ami and William Danoff, which will help advance Harvard College’s mission to educate the citizens and citizen-leaders for our society,” said Khurana.In addition to their support of the College, the Danoffs’ commitment to the University has included past support of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Their most recent gift includes funding for Harvard’s House Renewal initiative — which aims to reinvent and reinvigorate the Houses, among Harvard’s most important learning spaces — as well as endowed funds to support the key priorities of Khurana and Michael D. Smith, the Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, providing the deans with the flexibility to meet emerging needs and opportunities.“This generous gift will provide critical support for Harvard College, allowing Dean Khurana to double down on his efforts to provide our students with an intellectually, socially, and personally transformative educational experience,” said Smith. “A core component of this experience is our residential House system, and we are extremely grateful for the Danoffs’ support of the renewal of these critical spaces for the 21st century.”The Danoffs are committed to strengthening FAS, supporting Khurana’s vision for the College, and helping the School meet the goals of The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences.“Will and I appreciate what an important, positive influence Harvard has had on us and our family. We are thrilled to support the efforts of President Faust and the leadership of the FAS with this gift,” said Ami Kuan Danoff.William Danoff is currently vice president at Fidelity Investments. Ami Kuan Danoff has held many leadership roles in finance, including vice president at Putnam Investments, but most recently has dedicated her time to philanthropic endeavors.last_img read more

first_imgBy Gustavo Arias Retana/Diálogo January 04, 2019 Venezuelans live times of turmoil due to their country’s serious crisis, and thousands of citizens flee to access minimal health and food needs. Meanwhile, the government of Nicolás Maduro focuses its efforts on asserting its partnership with Russia, a situation the Eurasian country uses to project its military power in Latin America. The latest display of indifference for the needs of the Venezuelan people, both from Venezuelan and Russian authorities, came with the deployment of two Russian Tu-160 supersonic bombers to Venezuela on December 10, 2018. According to Carlos Murillo, an international relations analyst at the National University of Costa Rica, Maduro seeks to flaunt his prominent military partner, disregarding the problems that the population experiences. “With Iván Duque [Colombian president] and Jair Bolsonaro [Brazilian president] now in power, Maduro fears that there will be more pressure against his government,” Murillo told Diálogo. “He has to find the support of an important partner to deter the neighbors. In addition, it sends the message to the Venezuelan opposition that he has powerful friends that back him up.” Alejandro Barahona, a member of the School of Social Sciences at the National University of Costa Rica, made a similar analysis and said that the arrival of the military aircraft will increase dissatisfaction with the regime. “There are other countries that cater to the needs of Venezuelans, especially those who have migrated elsewhere in Latin America,” Barahona added. In contrast The U.S. humanitarian mission Enduring Promise 2018, which recently came to an end, is an example of the U.S. commitment to its partner nations and friends in the region. U.S. Southern Command hosted U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort’s 11-week mission, with stops in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras between October and December 2018. The mission provided humanitarian assistance to partner nations and populations in need while relieving pressure on national medical systems, which the increase in Venezuelan migrants in their territories partly caused. Due to the proximity with Venezuela, the hospital ship made two stops in the Caribbean coast of Colombia in Turbo, Antioquia, and Riohacha, La Guajira. Hundreds of military, civil technicians, and medical specialists from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the United Kingdom, and the United States assisted Colombian patients in need, as well as Venezuelan migrants who needed surgery, general medical care, preventive medicine, dental exams, and dermatology and optometry services, among others. “The United States’ focus toward the region is different from Russia’s. Amidst the tragedy, Russia sends bombers to Venezuela, while we send a hospital ship. Most importantly, we are on the side of the Venezuelan people in their time of need, and that’s what the USNS Comfort stands for,” said U.S. Army Colonel Robert Manning, spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Defense, about the impact of this mission to Venezuelans living in Colombia. In addition to the two Tu-160 bombers, Russia sent to Venezuela an An-14 military transport aircraft and an IL-62. Russian troops arrived after Maduro visited Moscow in early December 2018 and announced Russian investments of $6 billion in Venezuela’s oil and mining sectors. After the bombers arrived, Russian mass and social media reported that the Eurasian nation would build a military base in the Venezuelan island of La Orchila. Diosdado Cabello, second-in-command in the Venezuelan regime, denied the information during a session at the Venezuelan National Constitutional Assembly. Cabello also said, “I wish it were true. Not one, but two, three, four, 10 [Russian military bases].” The Venezuelan constitution forbids the installation of foreign military bases on its national territory. Russia takes advantage of crisis Murillo and Barahona believe that Russia isn’t very interested in the difficulties Venezuelans experience. Rather, the country seeks to bolster its international position and gain military areas in Latin America, a region where it has few strategic partners. “As the superpowers confront each other, Moscow needs to have a stronger presence in Latin America, a region where Chinese presence is also increasing rapidly. Therefore, Russia finds in its relationship with Caracas the chance to show its global projection and tell its Latin American partners that it also has interests in the region, not only in Europe and neighboring countries,” Murillo said. “From a strategic viewpoint, it’s important to keep in mind that Russia, like China, delves into the military projection phase of its hegemonic aspirations.” Barahona thinks that Russia’s way of presenting itself in the region is more threatening than cooperative. It isn’t a friendly presence for Venezuela’s neighbors that already face difficulties due to the human exodus the Maduro government caused. “Russia and Venezuela’s partnership is not only an unfriendly gesture, but also threatening toward the rest of the region, which could generate a new arms race or even military polarization in Latin America. These are situations that can even explain partnerships in multilateral organizations, such as the United Nations’ system,” he said. It’s clear that Maduro’s regime lacks empathy for the circumstances Venezuelans face, both within and out of the country. While the people cry out for help, the Venezuelan government and Russia respond with a military display that provokes the region and reminds Venezuelans that Chavism stopped caring for the people long ago.last_img read more

first_img Avila was one of the names that Barca were linked with in the winter window. The Argentine’s fine season could see him getting an international call up, where he may play with Leo Messi.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair ColorCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Cars Of All Time Loading… Osasuna striker, Chimy Avila, as paid tribute to Barcelona captain Lionel Messi. “Any player would like to play with Messi, or have a coach like Cholo Simeone,” said Avila. “Messi is the only person you can’t compare. read also:Wenger: English youngsters can match Messi “I always say Messi because Maradona I only saw on video and I’ve played against Messi.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more