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United Nations (UN)

Claude-Anne Kirschen Lopez, 1920 - 2012

Claude-Anne Kirschen Lopez was a Jewish refugee and Classics scholar from Belgium who is widely acknowledged as the greatest historian of Benjamin Franklin’s private life.  In a series of biographies and edited volumes of his papers, she re-defined Franklin. She also found time to mentor a generation of Franklin scholars. schoolchildren, Franklin impersonators, performance artists, and amateur historians and enthusiasts. 

Laura Stachel

Stunned by the poor conditions in which Nigerian doctors were working, Laura Stachel created We Care Solar to offer hospitals “Solar Suitcases” that fuel reliable lights.

Melissa Kushner

Having lost her own father at an early age, Melissa Kushner founded goods for good to ensure that orphans in impoverished countries were not left without support.

Sivan Borowich-Ya'ari

Using Israeli innovations in solar technology, Sivan Borowich-Ya’ari created Innovation: Africa to bring more reliable electricity to developing communities throughout Africa.

Tamar Eshel

A lifelong diplomat with a strong record of defending women’s rights and human rights, Tamar Eshel capped her career with two terms as a member of the Knesset from 1977–1984.

Toni Sender

Toni Sender’s wide-ranging quest to save the world led her from the union hall to the German Parliament (as a socialist) and finally to the UN.

Josephine Wertheim Pomerance

Josephine Wertheim Pomerance spearheaded efforts for nuclear arms control as founder and head of the Committee for World Development and World Disarmament (CWDWD).

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2015

JWA features many stories of the Holocaust era, those who were lost, those who survived, and those who aided people in peril. 

Rhoda Kaufman

Rhoda Kaufman helped create social welfare organizations throughout Georgia and overcame prejudice against her religion and gender to become one of the most respected social reformers in the country.

Vera Dean

A scholar of international relations, Vera Dean helped shape American foreign policy through her writing.


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