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May 14, 2015

Seeds of Peace honors correspondent Andrea Mitchell, celebrates 22 years

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace awarded NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell the John P. Wallach Peacemaker award on May 13 for her long career reporting stories of international importance. “We are honored to be able to recognize Andrea Mitchell for her incredible career reporting on some of the most important foreign affairs issues of our time,” said Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin. “Andrea connects audiences to issues with courage and conviction, values that are … FULL STORY

May 7, 2015

Seeds of Peace announces Commitment
to Action at 2015 Clinton Global Initiative

Fellows program invests in emerging changemakers and their projects NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace has made a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to accelerate local social change endeavors that have the potential to positively impact the dynamics of conflict in and between communities in the Middle East. The $1.5 million three-year commitment was presented by Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin at the 2015 CGI Middle East & Africa Meeting held May 5-7 in Marrakech. … FULL STORY

Dec 3, 2014

Breaking the Impasse's Yossi Vardi addresses Seeds of Peace supporters

NEW YORK | Twenty Seeds of Peace supporters joined high-tech Israeli entrepreneur and peace advocate Yossi Vardi for a discussion over breakfast on December 2. For over 40 years, Vardi has worked in both the public and private spheres as the CEO of TEKEM, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Energy, and an advisor to the World Bank and UNDP. Vardi has also founded and built over 60 high-tech companies, driven by his vision that all sectors of Israeli … FULL STORY

Sep 15, 2014

150 Bridges to Peace walkers in Maine raise $3,400 for Seeds of Peace mission

AUGUSTA, MAINE | Over 150 Seeds, educators, and community members came together on September 14 to raise support and awareness for Seeds of Peace as part of Bridges to Peace 2014. The walk raised $3,400, led by students at South Portland High School and Kents Hill School. United Somali Women of Maine Director and Seed mother Fatuma Hussein delivered an opening speech about the possibility of peace and social change in Maine. The walkers then made their way to the … FULL STORY

Sep 15, 2013

Teens cross Augusta's Memorial Bridge for Seeds of Peace | KENNEBEC JOURNAL

AUGUSTA | The 100 or so golden-shirted teens striding across Memorial Bridge Sunday morning proclaimed their support of Seeds of Peace, an organization aiming to inspire leadership and cross-cultural understanding among youngsters. It was the second year a group marched across a bridge in the state for that cause. Last year, teens crossed a small wooden bridge in Otisfield, at a Seeds of Peace camp. Next year, it’s a bridge in Bangor. The Bridges to Peace Global march Saturday was … FULL STORY

Seeds of Peace marks 20th Anniversary with Janet Wallach and Sen. Mitchell

NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace marked 20 years of empowering young leaders from conflict regions with a celebration on May 21 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. The evening honored Janet Wallach, President Emerita of Seeds of Peace, for her contributions to the organization’s success, and featured legendary peacemaker Senator George Mitchell. Over 500 distinguished supporters, including politicians, diplomats, journalists, and policy-makers, joined Seeds from the Middle East and South Asia to celebrate the impact these Graduates … FULL STORY

May 2, 2013

NPR President Knell, Egyptian journalist and Seed reflect on media and conflict

NEW YORK | As part of its regular Speaker Series, Seeds of Peace hosted a breakfast conversation with National Public Radio President Gary Knell and Egyptian Seed and journalist Mona El Naggar on May 2. Mona, who attended Camp in 1996, started the morning off with reflections on the influence Seeds of Peace has had on her over the years. “I wanted to unravel what I had accepted, to unlearn, and then relearn,” she said about the years following her … FULL STORY

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