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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Tuesday's Connector: Harrison Ford

October 25th, 2010
01:26 PM ET

He's saved presidents, been a president, saved the universe from a dark lord and has even been a top-secret spy - all roles that Harrison Ford can say he has taken on.

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Pegged to blockbuster action movies like "Clear and Present Danger," "Indiana Jones," "Star Wars" and "Air Force One", Ford has played roles that many people would die for.

Born in July 1942, Ford may have been destined to act since birth - both his parents were former actors.

Ford dabbled in a variety of activities growing up - from the Boy Scouts to trying to make it as a voice-over actor. But, it wasn't until he landed the starring role in George Lucas' 1977 "Star Wars" that he became a household name.

Ford would go on to play Han Solo in the three additional "Star Wars" sequels.

The other leading role that cemented Ford's status as one of Hollywood's leading men was the "Indiana Jones" franchise.

Throughout the 90s, Ford went on to have a hugely successful film career with leading roles in the Tom Clancy spy series, Sydney Pollack's Sabrina and presidential thriller, "Air Force One."

Ford has also been a very strong environmentalist and is the Vice Chairman of Conservation International. Today he is in Japan talking to leaders from around the world about the importance of preserving biodiversity and curbing environmental damage.

Here's your chance to quiz Harrison Ford.

Please leave your questions for him below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.

Wednesday's Connector: Michael Caine

October 25th, 2010
11:58 AM ET

Before he became Sir Michael Caine, he was merely Maurice Micklewhite.

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The London born actor has come a long way since his humble beginnings. Leaving school at 15, he worked a run of odd jobs before joining the army.

The time away made Michael realize his true passion - acting. On his return, he joined a theater and took on the stage name Caine for extra cache.

In 1964, he was signed up to battle blockbuster "Zulu, but the lead role in "Alfie" – set in swinging 60s London – really rocketed Caine to global fame.

Caine had to wait until the mid-80s for his first Oscar though: in "Hannah and Her Sisters." His second Oscar came in "The Cider House Rules" in 1999. Dial forward to the 21st Century, and Caine’s still delivering the goods.

He’s formed a formidable duo with director Christopher Nolan, acting in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Inception.

As one of only two actors in the world nominated for an Oscar every decade from the 1960s til now (the other is Jack Nicholson) Caine is clearly an actor for every century.

Here's your chance to ask Michael Caine your questions.

Please leave them below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

Thursday's Connector: Matt Damon

October 22nd, 2010
08:08 PM ET

The American actor, philanthropist and screenwriter Matt Damon is known for his roles in a wide range of successful movies as well as his charity work.

Son of Kent Telfer Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Damon was born in 1970 in Boston, and lived there for the first two years of his life.

He first rose to fame following his lead performance in the film "Good Will Hunting." His success continued with appearances in a clutch of high-profile films including "Saving Private Ryan," "Invictus" and the "Bourne" trilogy.

In addition to his acting career, Damon has been a budding philanthropist since the age of 12, creating charities such as the H20 Africa foundation and Water.org. He also supports the ONE campaign which is aimed at fighting AIDS and poverty.

Now is his pairing up with OneXOne – an international charity that works to implement health care, water, food and education for the less fortunate children around the world.

 Tune in on Thursday night at 2200 CET, 2100 London time to see the full interview on CNN International.

You can also leave your comments on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/cnnconnect.

Thursday's Connector: Noella Coursaris Musunka

October 19th, 2010
11:13 AM ET

Photo courtesy: Ron Contarsy

Noella Coursaris Musunka’s story is, by any standards, remarkable.

Born in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she lost her Greek father Georges when she was five years old.

Her Congolese mother, lacking the resources to raise her, sent Noella to live with relatives in Europe.

Noella was educated in Belgium and Switzerland and after achieving a degree in business management she moved to London and embarked on a career in the challenging world of international modeling after "jokingly" enrolling in a competition for a campaign for lingerie brand Agent Provocateur.

Success with her modeling career brought Noella to New York where she was able to start the Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF).

The organization, named after her late father Georges, is aimed at providing educational opportunities for young Congolese girls.

In September 2008, she sponsored 16 girls' education, paying their school, food, orphanage, and uniform fees. Another project Noella's foundation worked on was to build an ecological school for 100 children.

Recently, she addressed UNICEF and the Congolese Parliament about issues that confront underprivileged girls.

Among other projects that Noella has been involved in is with KickStart, an organization that GMF helped establish itself in the Congolese market to enable them to offer efficient irrigation systems to farmers.

Please send us your questions for Noella Coursaris Musunka. Perhaps you want to know what you can do to help? Do you want to know how education changes lives?

Please leave your questions below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

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Monday's Connector: Sebastian Pinera

October 18th, 2010
07:03 AM ET

Sporting a burnished image after the rescue of 33 trapped miners, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera arrived in England on the weekend.

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He is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday.

Cameron spoke with Pinera earlier in the week after all 33 miners were successfully hoisted to safety, a spokesman for the prime minister said. He told Pinera that the rescue effort had demonstrated tremendous skill.

Pinera had vowed to be at the San Jose mine in northern Chile until all of the miners were out. True to his word, he greeted each miner with a hug as they stepped out from the rescue capsules to fresh air for the first time.

Pinera called the rescue a "magical day" for Chile, one that fueled patriotic fervor as the entire world cast its eyes on the South American nation.

Here's your chance to have your questions answered by Chilean president Sebastian Pinera.

Please leave your questions below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.

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