This July 4th I was chosen as one of the Great Immigrants: The Pride of America. Each year since 2006 Carnegie Corporation of New York honors 40 plus foreigners with the nomination. For the 2013 Independence Day I was stunned to find myself on the list together with film director Milos Forman, writer Jamaica Kincaid and many other notable figures. Feeling both very humbled and very honored.

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