New life phase starting

Cornel West Nadine Hack Amnesty InternationalIn these final weeks before relocating to Switzerland for up to two years, I’ve been feted by US-based friends and colleagues before departing.  And my Geneva-based as well as wider circle of European friends are planning welcome celebrations  for me upon arrival.  In recent years as many I’ve loved and admired have moved on, I’ve come to have an ever deeping appreciation for treasuring each moment I get to spend with those I cherish.  So, I’ll stay connected wherever I live/work.  My next post may come from Lausanne: voyez-vous bientôt; tout a l’heure!

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  • Bergin July 31, 2010, 5:45 pm

    Congratulations! Very excited for you and we hope to see you in londres! Enjoy the next adventure!!

  • Massimo July 31, 2010, 6:14 pm

    Hello again Nadine! Thanks for your warm welcome between your friends! I’m too a back & forth flyer since I’m Italian but have my business in Texas. Let’s keep in touch to share our cross-Atlantic experiences and our professional interests. Best wishes for your new life!

  • Jennifer Lanning July 31, 2010, 8:02 pm

    Congratulations Nadine! I wish you the best of travels and the most rewarding experience in Switzerland.
    Loving Blessings,
    Jennifer (Yolanda King’s Personal Assistant)

  • Mira Kamdar August 1, 2010, 12:42 am

    Good luck settling into your new home in Geneva. Fais signe quand tu penses venir à Paris. As someone embarked on my own “new phase” of life in Europe, I wish you all the best with yours.

  • Michele Wucker August 1, 2010, 7:43 am

    Nadine, congratulations again and best of luck with the move. I’m looking forward to hearing about your new adventures!

  • Mahdis Keshavarz August 1, 2010, 10:56 am

    Congratulation’s Nadine! Look forward to reading your insights from Europe!

  • Wanda Marie August 1, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Wow! I continue to be amazed at the woman that you are. I don’t know if you’ll remember me, but I visit you in your home with Yoland King, and you and I had a wonderful talk about life, marriage, etc. I think of you often.

    Safe travels my friend, and please keep in touch.


  • Darlene Taylor August 1, 2010, 7:14 pm

    Congratulations Nadine! You continue to inspire with your energy and spirit.
    I look forward to your notes from Switzerland.

    Best to you and Jerry.

  • Joan Morgan August 2, 2010, 9:46 am

    Bon voyage Nadine! I send all good thoughts and friendship as you embark on your next adventure. You are a magnificent model for the natural flow and enriched acceptance of life being lived episodically. A new location, a new language, new friends and new thoughts. All to soon become part of the uniquely whole human you are and continue to become.
    Much love,

  • Debbie Meyer August 2, 2010, 11:02 am

    Congratulations Nadine!
    Everybody, Nadine taught and mentored me, and now I have my own business helping non profits. I couldn’t have done it without all the wisdom Nadine shared.
    Nadine, I know you will continue to share wisdom, and on continue learning across the globe and return to share more on this side. I look forward to your updates
    Best wishes to you and Jerry,

  • Nicole Gardner August 2, 2010, 3:38 pm

    Nadine – congratulations on launching your new intiative. I spent 15 years going back and forth to work at the UN in Geneva and I know the city and its environs fairly well. I hope you have many wonderful strolls by the Lake and that you have plenty of time to take advantage of your very central location. It is a beautiful region and easy to get to almost everywhere. Breathe deeply and enjoy every minute.

    I look forward to hearing about how your thinking evolves and the new ideas that inevitably come from a change in scenery and people.

    All the best for a grand adventure,

  • Lisa August 2, 2010, 6:57 pm

    Nadine, So happy to hear that you will be inspiring a new demographic of individuals to make the world a better place one day at a time. I remain so grateful to have worked for you and continue to learn interesting things from your blog postings. I look forward to hearing more about your new adventures in another corner of the world. Best, Lisa

  • ycmendez August 3, 2010, 5:06 am

    Dear Nadine:
    In all the years I’ve known you since we worked together you’ve been a true inspiration for passion, commitment and hard work. I wish you the best on this new adventure and I’m sure you will keep inspiring more people to give a little or a lot to make the world a better place. Bonne chance / Suerte / Good luck!

  • Sherry Roth August 4, 2010, 4:04 am

    Je vous suis wising un bon voyage et meilleurs voyages.

    Avec amour


  • Willie Colon August 11, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Godspeed Nadine. You are a gift to us all.

  • Sarah Koch-Schulte August 26, 2010, 5:06 pm

    Nadine, All of us at Amnesty International appreciate your leadership and advocacy on our Executive Director’s Leadership Council, and it’s always so much fun when we get to do a major project together. So thank you for going the extra mile again-and-again. You’re one of my go-to people for sound, smart advice in the worlds of philanthropy and advocacy. Whether it’s you and Jerry co-hosting an Amnesty International event with CNN to watch South Africa’s World Cup this summer in NYC — or inviting a hundred people into your home to mobilize for U.S. legislation to stop violence in Congo — or hanging with Nicolas Cage to advocate for post-Katrina resources in New Orleans.
    We’ve got a lot done together.
    Thank you for your energy and spirit, and the life you bring to the human rights movement. Am looking forward to seeing you soon, before this starts to sound like a eulogy!
    xxoo Sarah Koch-Schulte, External Affairs, Amnesty International USA

  • Charles V. Spanos April 6, 2011, 9:50 am

    Very Impressive Nadine! But I wouldn’t expect anything less…….Hi to Jerry.


  • Yuri May 3, 2011, 3:48 pm

    Dear Nadine,

    I am thankful for all of your teachings. I am sure no matter where you go you will always be the cause for greater good.

    See you at the top!


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