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Meet Entertainment Executive Rick Lukens

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Richard Lukens, a visionary entrepreneur and international special events/projects impresario, encompasses three decades of producing experiences that entertain, inform and enlighten.  A seasoned “citizen diplomat,” Lukens’ passion extends to endeavors that effect positive change in the world by enhancing human relations, cultural understanding, social justice and the environment.


Career highlights include international director (ID) for the Live Aid Concert; ID for Hunger Project’s 10th Anniversary, the first live satellite event in China; ID for two US festivals; associate producer for Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! Tour; co-producer for the White House Conference on Climate Change; executive producer (EP) for the Imperial Bells of China on two 35-city North American tours;  EP for the Los Angeles International  Dragon Boat Festivals; EP for the Children Under Siege concert to benefit the youth of Bosnia-Herzegovina; producer of Groundwork 2001 for the United Nations; creator of the first U.S.-Soviet “Space-Bridge”, a live interactive television program considered an important turning point in U.S./Soviet relations.