facilities in Turkey, Persia, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and the Caucasus. In the process, NEF became America’s first international development organization. The exhibition will open in September at the Doheny Memorial Library of the University of Southern California, where it will be on display into December, then tour to the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, Massachusetts, in the spring of 2005. As New York State Governor George E. Pataki wrote on the occasion of the museum exhibition's opening: "A sense of compassion has inspired many human rights interests, and this is true of your organization and its honored founders, who responded to the unspeakable tragedies occurring throughout the Armenian Genocide of 1915- 23. The people of New York and beyond have the opportunity to witness such admirable efforts through...an important collection of photographs and artifacts that tell how the human response to such an overwhelming tragedy was itself overwhelming in generosity and concern for our fellow man.... It is especially gratifying to know that this impressive history of international relief organized within our own State is available for viewing by the greater public." In May NEF held a book talk in cooperation with the Bard Program on Globalization and International Affairs, featuring David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. An overflow audience heard him explore the personal and organizational qualities as well as strategies of social entrepreneurs who are implementing solutions to international social problems. Bornstein’s photo-illustrated presentation profiled Fabio Rosa’s bringing electrification to Brazil’s poor; Jeroo Billimoria’s care for vulnerable Indian street children; and Erzsebet Szekeres improvements in the lives of Hungary’s disabled. He was introduced by NEF board chair, Dr. Linda Jacobs, who also participated in the question-andanswer session. A book-signing and reception concluded the evening. The event was organized by NEF’s new Development Officer Andrea M. Couture, an experienced communications and fund raising professional who joined the New York City headquarters staff in February. Widely traveled in the developing world, her international work began in the 1970s and includes both staff and consulting capacities for the UN Development Program and nonprofits. An award-winning journalist, she is author of a book on international development published by Beacon Press and an exhibited photographer with multi-media and television experience. Among her credits, she was Director of Special Projects and Press Secretary for U.S. Congressman John Conyers in Washington, D.C.; attended MIT’s Center for International Studies; and is in Who’s Who in American Women.