Kyu Lee

I help manage traditional media, social media, online marketing, knowledge management and partnership development for the Earth Institute. Also work with the Millennium Villages Project to communicate progress made on the MDGs to the wider public. New York native, worked as a reporter and editor for ten years at a now defunct newspaper which covered international development and the United Nations. Since then had stints at the Council on Foreign Relations and Millennium Promise. Blurry picture is me and my nephew, William.

Recent Posts

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One of Largest Icebergs Ever Breaks off Antarctica

One of the largest icebergs ever – roughly the size of Delaware – just broke off of Antarctica, according to scientists who have been observing the area for years. While it’s not unusual for ice shelves to calve, many in the climate community fear that the breaking of Larsen C may be a signal of other events to come.

by |July 12, 2017
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Are You Happier Now Than in Years Past?

The World Happiness Report 2016 Update shows clearly that while income matters, it’s not the only thing.

by |March 16, 2016
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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Honors Recipients of Science Awards

From October 2013 to December 2014, a total of 49 professors, scientists and students who are part of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory community were recognized for outstanding achievements in their field. The acknowledgements in education and research included fellowships, medals and awards from many of the top science institutions in the world.

by |January 20, 2015
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Ban Ki-moon, George Soros and Other Partners Show Support for Millennium Villages

Yesterday at United Nations headquarters in New York, the Millennium Villages Project announced it would move into the second phase of its work with a focus on business development, increasing investments, scaling up, and strengthening delivery systems as it continues on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. More than $72 million in… read more

by |October 11, 2011

Crisis in Japan: Earth Institute Reactions

The largest ever recorded earthquake in Japan’s history has triggered a sequence of events that have killed thousands, crushed and submerged cities and towns and left a financial toll that will take years for an already struggling economy to recover. Videos and stories slowly began to emerge as the sun rose in Japan the day… read more

by |March 14, 2011

New York Earthquake Barely Causes a Stir

Though the earthquake that no one really noticed yesterday was the largest to hit the New York area in 18 years, it’s important to note that it wasn’t an unusual event. One person in a WNYC story was quoted as saying that he had fun. Researchers at the Earth Institute have kept close tabs on… read more

by |December 1, 2010
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Sachs: ‘US Remains Trapped and Paralyzed on Climate Change’

Jeffrey Sachs discusses the inaction and inability of the US to enact any meaningful climate legislation with future prospects growing dim with the changing of the guard in Congress after last week’s midterm elections.

by |October 29, 2010

MDG Summit Media Rundown #4

The Guardian – ‎Sep 23, 2010 Millennium development goals in an age of fear and loathing Inter Press Service – Sep 23, 2010 Obama Lays Out Vision, Details Still Blurry Associated Press – Sep 21, 2010 State of the World: Progress in a small Kenyan village Financial Times – Sep 23, 2010 Rationalise aid to increase efficiency… read more

by |September 24, 2010

MDG Summit Media Rundown #3

Financial Times – Sep 20, 2010 Pool resources and reinvent global aid by Jeffrey Sachs Financial Times – Sep 20, 2010 Jeffrey Sachs: yearning for happiness – and innovative financing Blog by Jeffrey Sachs. Telegraph.co.uk – Sep 20, 2010 US ‘failing to keep up with Britain’ on aid promises Wasington Post – Sep 20, 2010… read more

by |September 21, 2010

MDG Summit Media Rundown #2

There’s a LOT more today. Stick  with us while we continue to update. TV and radio media at bottom of the page. By Jeffrey Sachs Financial Times – Sep 21, 2010 Pool resources and reinvent global aid Independent – Sep 19, 2010 Professor Jeffrey Sachs: It’s not a question of capacity, it’s a matter of… read more

by |September 21, 2010