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Growing the Global Economy Without Destroying the Planet

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Despite the growth of global communications, culture and corporations, national sovereignty and indeed the drive for community-based governance, remain as strong as ever. How can we create an international regulatory regime in the face of these strong national and local forces?

Why the TPP Is Too Flawed for a 'Yes' Vote in Congress

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.11.2015 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

The Obama administration surely negotiated the TPP in good faith, and the accord would likely add to global and U.S. economic growth. This is not a pernicious accord, the fruits of a secret cabal as some have feared. Nor is globalization an evil to be fought tooth and nail. The sad truth, however, is that while the administration promised a 21st-century agreement, we have yet another late 20th-century agreement.

Why Eurasia Will Drive the Global Economy in the Future

George Yeo | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
George Yeo

SINGAPORE -- This summer, for the first time, financial turmoil in China created turbulence around the world and even hit New York. This was an historic event and is a portent of things to come. Yes, China fumbled. It could have avoided certain obvious mistakes which many saw coming, but the Chinese will learn from it. What the episode shows is how the relative weights are shifting in the world way beyond just trade.

Developing Market Debt Hits $58.6Tn on Bailout Mania

Phil Davis | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Here's another thing we can pretend doesn't matter.

Pope Francis's Visit to Mexico May Bring Hope to the Nearly Hopeless

Dylan Corbett | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Dylan Corbett

A visit to Mexico, with places like Ayotzinapa and Ciudad Juárez as backdrop, will challenge Pope Francis to re-articulate a vision of the common good dramatically at odds with the reality of contemporary Mexico, and to offer hope to a people weighed down by near hopelessness.

Internships: The New 4.0 GPA

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.05.2015 | College
Carol J. Carter

Whether creating marketing materials for a tourism office, assisting with set designs for a movie, contributing to zoological research, or working for a political campaign, internships provide the kind of hands-on experience that employers want their new employees to have.

The Fate of Abe's Japan

Joseph Nye | Posted 11.04.2015 | World
Joseph Nye

TOKYO -- As Shinzo Abe sat down this week in Seoul with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, he did so as the leader of a country that many people around the world now seriously underestimate. That dynamic certainly was felt during the three Northeast Asian powers' first summit since 2012.

Advice for Going Global

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

Doing business today requires a global mindset as we increasingly interact with customers, vendors, employees, and colleagues from many countries and multiple cultures. Key strategies for developing that mindset are shared by colleagues at the Institute for Cross Cultural Management (ICCM) at the Florida Institute of Technology.

To Innovate or Die: The Global Economy in 2050

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Kristel Van der Elst

Attempting to definitively predict the future is a mug's game. But applying some imagination to today's weak signals and emerging technologies can enable us to paint plausible pictures of how the future might look, which we can factor into the strategic decisions we take today.

Like in the Middle Ages, Cities of the Future Will Be More Important Than Nations

Parag Khanna | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Parag Khanna

The power of the nation-state is in free fall. The new balance of power is not written in the stars but in the history books.

Do the World's 232 Million Migrants Have Constitutional Rights?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Dr. Jody Heymann

While the Syrian refugee crisis is currently capturing the world's attention, it reflects a much broader trend of increasing migration worldwide.

What You Need to Know About China's Surprising Strengths in Innovation

Jonathan Woetzel | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Jonathan Woetzel

SHANGHAI -- There are a lot of confusing signals coming out of China lately. Is the dynamo whose steady rise has helped keep the global economy on the path to recovery since the global financial crisis running out of steam? Has the Chinese growth formula broken down?

Why China's Belt and Road Plan Is the Best Way to Lift the Global Economy

He Yafei | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
He Yafei

BEIJING -- It is clear that China will be one of the major economic engines in the first half of 21st century with projected outward investments of 500 billion dollars and outbound tourists of over 500 million for the next five years. "Made in China," Chinese capital, China's market and Chinese consumers will be hallmarks in the new round of economic growth of the world.

Global Challenges and Shared Lessons

Danny Leipziger | Posted 10.09.2015 | World
Danny Leipziger

The global landscape these days is not a pretty one: collapsing commodity prices, weak demand in the OECD economies and a pronounced slowdown in many emerging markets, unpredictable capital flows affecting exchange rates, and a noticeable slump in world trade.

Blurring Boundaries and the Illusion of Global Citizenship

Sabine Kobayter | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Sabine Kobayter

I can't decide what confused me more, the sorbet that looked like a rock at Atera in New York, or the menu that combined labneh, sweet potatoes and kimchee at an East London supper club.

Brazil's Hard Landing

Sara Zervos | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Sara Zervos

Investors have lost faith in Brazil, and rightfully so. The currency has lost 36% of its value against the U.S. dollar this year, plunging nearly 7% in the last week alone. Yields on its bond issues are spiking, as investors demand higher and higher rates to loan Brazil or Brazilian companies money.

The Art of Being Alive Series: What does PEACE Mean for the World Today?

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Adedayo Fashanu

Recently, I got in a conversation with a friend about the issues facing us as a human race; I ended up breaking down in tears. She said, "It sounds as if you are just waking up." Indeed, it feels as if I have just been awoken to see the realities of the world for what it really is.

Closing the Funding Gap, Promoting the Innovation Chain

Joseph Klafter | Posted 09.22.2015 | College
Joseph Klafter

Leading universities are responding to an increasingly competitive environment for both public and private sector funding by doing what they do best: utilizing their entrepreneurial know-how and implementing novel strategies to reinvent themselves as centers of innovation.

Eradicating Extreme Poverty by 2030

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

September is a very busy month on Global scale especially when you find yourself in New York City.

Investing in Women: The Key to Unlocking Economic Growth

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Women all over the world are held back from establishing and growing businesses by a lack of access to skills, networks, technology and capital. These are the issues we must focus on.

Three Rules of Thumb to Raise Wages and Reduce Inequality

Sabina Dewan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

Case studies from Brazil to China, from the United States to Germany, reveal that to square higher wages and competitiveness, governments must adhere to three rules of thumb.

The Art of Being Alive Series: A Glimpse of the Realities Facing Our Generation (Syria, Climate, Population and Global Awareness)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Adedayo Fashanu

I don't believe our inaction is because we don't think about the change but rather it is because we imagine the story is deeper than what we are told...

Tackle These Three Issues and Extreme Poverty Will Be History

John W. McArthur | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
John W. McArthur

One beauty of the new global goals is that they set a common reference for debate. In the coming years, we will likely discover new roadblocks alongside opportunities to jump forward. These should prompt ongoing course corrections as the world veers toward success.

Dow Plunges Amidst Fears Of Global Slow Down

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months on Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares a...

Small Is Beautiful... But Vulnerable!

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Small states are usually defined as countries with populations of 1.5 million or fewer and are spread across the Caribbean, African, Asia Pacific and European regions.