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She is a University of Minnesota law school professor who was born in Africa and is a terrific advocate for the Treaty and its empowerment of the blind community. We were demonstrating Bookshare to a person at one of Uganda’s top universities. Seoul, South Korea After an almost restful whirlwind of meetings in California, it was off to Seoul for the Eighth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy.

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After taking degrees at UCLA and Tel Aviv University and completing a tour of duty with the Israeli Army, Keyes became coordinator for democracy programs under famed Soviet dissident and Israeli minister Natan Sharansky. A North Korean defector getting technical help to develop a radio station that can elude jamming and censorship.


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Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


Daum Communication , a leading internet services provider in Korea offers a map service with a streetview option, much like Google Maps does in the States. Curtis Wong of Microsoft Research has a wonderful presentation of Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope project where the tool for presenting the universe around us sets a stage for storytelling by allowing researchers and students alike to create a narrative through the interface. By Nam-ho Park, Director, Mobile Service, Forum One.

Martin Luther King Day - Let Freedom Ring


The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. We see the tragic consequences when fear and hatred win out over the Golden Rule in places like the Middle East, Iran, North Korea, Darfur, Zimbabwe, and Myanmar. For your faith, Martin, is our North Star. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I''d direct you to Let Freedom Ring , written by Stan Stahl (and included below.)