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Pearson GERM in the Philippines Is a Scare Story for the Rest of the World

Alan Singer | Posted 11.22.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and researcher and a visiting professor at the Harvard University School of Education, calls the Global Educational Re...

Who Is the International Community?

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Amanda Botfeld

Americans need to stop looking at foreign policy the way they look at baseball. Baseball's greatest championship may be called be the World Series, but everyone knows it's really American. Likewise, when we think of the "international community," we imagine people that think like us.

More "Nones?" No Surprise There!

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

Pew Research recently reported their findings that religious "nones" are not only growing, they are becoming more secular. This should come as no surprise.

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.

Splinterlands: The View From 2050

John Feffer | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

In 2015, people were so busy crossing borders -- real and conceptual -- that they barely registered the backlash against globalization. Officially, more and more countries had committed themselves to diversity, multiculturalism, and the cosmopolitan ideals of liberty, solidarity, and equality. But everything began to change.

Three Reasons Business Leaders Should Care About Upward Mobility

Jeff Greene | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Jeff Greene

Business leaders can make conscious decisions, today, that can have demonstrable effects on increasing upward mobility. Fixing the systemic imbalances in our economy isn't some theoretical exercise, and the time to move toward a more inclusive economy is now.

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.

Progressive Farming Can Save Us From A Global Food Crisis

Now What | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green

We are on the precipice of a global food crisis. The math is simple and staggering: we need to produce at least 50% more food to feed 9 billion peopl...

Mammoth Trade Deal Confirms Advocates' Worst Fears

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

The United States government released the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday, and a wide array of advocacy groups did not like w...

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

A Culture of Cheating at the University?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.02.2015 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I will never justify any student engaging in cheating, I also must ask what we as educators and educational policy maker are doing that lowers students' zest for learning.

Making the Chattanooga-German Connection

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

Will Chattanooga impact Volkswagen's future path? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we continue to Go Global.

I Live Without Borders

Nadya Tolokonnikova | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Nadya Tolokonnikova

Migrants are innovative and entrepreneurial. In the 19th century a third of the population of Sweden, Ireland and Italy emigrated to America and other countries. The U.S. is the very best example of how dynamic a country of immigrants can be.

Tequila and Mezcal: Tradition in the Global Market

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.19.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Photo: Soy Mezcalero Over the past few decades, culinary traditions, heritage foods and local spirits appear to have acquired growing visibility in ...

Russia: And the Danger of an Irrelevant Gas Station

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

It is the declining power, Russia, that is both threatened by the global order and threatening to the global order, that has nothing to lose in trying to reshuffle the deck. Russia is the only major economy that, beyond a collapsing energy market, has no skin in the globalized game.

Linking Art, Culture, Commerce and Through Technology, the World

John M. Eger | Posted 10.04.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

We know that technology is shrinking the globe, but the reasons are largely economic: mostly the opportunity to see the world as one market, with standardized goods and services, standardized marketing and standardized messaging.

The New Global Leader, Part XI: Karin van Auwera, Strengthening Cross-Cultural Bridges

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Karin van der Auwera's life and career epitomizes our intricately connected globalized world. Of mixed Serbian and German descent, she has lived, worked and studied throughout the USA and Europe.

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.

God and Globalization

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

The global village. It's a cliché that has come to pass. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing from East to West right now as I write this. The world's demographics are undergoing radical structural change. The West will have to reconfigure its own cultural presumptions.

The Myth of Authentic Travel

David Sze | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
David Sze

When I first stepped onto Khao San Road, the main backpacker drag in Bangkok, I was a little overwhelmed. I had arrived after weeks spent cycling alone in the Thai countryside, winding through rolling hills, beside acres of fields filled with rice and corn, passing by bustling towns and cities without a single tourist.

Rebuilding Afghanistan: A Critical Task

Edward Corcoran | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

It's easy to see our Afghan effort drifting not just to a debacle but to a disaster. We worked hard to get the Soviets out, and then had zero idea of what to do next. But this initial effort did build strong ties between the Pakistani army and radical fighters which have come back to haunt us.

Thinking and Acting Globally

Alissa Stern | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Alissa Stern

Language decline rarely seems urgent. Photos of children no longer understanding their grandmother's language don't go viral. The loss of words to articulate local wisdom doesn't make headlines.

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.

Poker-Face Meets Volcano: Invisible Force Fields and the Clash of Emotions in International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A significant yet under-researched area in intercultural business communication is the impact of our emotions on our business partners.

Globalization in a Small Southern City

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

The transformation of the South by international industry has picked up speed. In 1974, there were only 19 foreign-owned manufacturers in Tennessee.