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Globalization

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.

Educating for Democracy: The Age of Social Insecurity

Joel Shatzky | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The Age of Social Insecurity As an educator I have long believed, especially over the last fifteen years, that hidden within the public education ...

Educating for Democracy: The Age of Social Insecurity

Joel Shatzky | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Numbers can very easily lie. But there is now mounting evidence that these reform programs are not only cheating many students out of a good education, but having a serious affect on their emotional well being.

Guidelines for the 30-Somethings

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrian Kamalii

For my contemporaries, let's remember to be more introspective, less harsh on ourselves with our follies and less aggrandizing with our accomplishments. Listen, do not compare, connect and remember -- we have a purpose.

The Secret Lives of Immigrants

Hina Husain | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Hina Husain

I'm an immigrant. No, not one of those 2nd generation, born and raised in the West sort of immigrants. I'm the real deal. I was born and raised in a middle-class family in Lahore, Pakistan, to a businessman father and a homemaker mother.

Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life.

Do Me a Favor and Travel After Graduation

Shinjini Das | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Shinjini Das

Hypnotizing. Addictive. Intoxicating. Travel is a heady cocktail of treasured experiences, exotic destinations, and epic memories, a heady cocktail that beckons us time and time again to take a sip.

Tracking the Origin of Food: The Intriguing Case of San Marzano Tomatoes

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 08.16.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Let's suppose, just for a moment, that you feel like trying a somewhat exotic delicacy beyond the flavorful bounty that your local CSA offers, or that you are experimenting with a recipe that calls for a specific product that does not originate in you area... Immediately, you'd be dealing with the puzzling ebb and flow of international food trade.

He May be Argentine, but the Pope's no Che Guevara

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Pope Francis prays for systems that provide financial services and facilitate commercial transactions that will equitably advance human well-being, promote the common good and make the protection of our common home, the earth, a top priority.

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Which Food Riley Hates In 'Inside Out' Depends On Whether You Saw It In The U.S. Or Not

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.01.2015 | Entertainment

It's a small scene with a smaller modification, but it highlights an odd cultural difference you may not have known: Japanese kids can't stand green b...

Who Are You, People of Israel?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Time and again, Jews are persecuted and terrorized. Being Jewish myself, I often ponder the purpose of this relentless agony. Some believe that the atrocities of WWII are unimaginable today.

The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

Brenda M. Seaver | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Brenda M. Seaver

Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.

Huge International Coalition Calls for a Big Change to WTO Agenda

Deborah James | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Deborah James

If we allow the WTO to expand liberalization, it would mean even more race-to-the-bottom policies would be bound by international law. Think of it as austerity but mandated legally, and just about impossible to get out of.

Who Sets the Rules of the Game in Asia?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

It is now a commonplace to refer to the 21st century as the Asian Century. With the world economy struggling to recover from the global financial crisis, the Asia Pacific region, and especially its developing countries, has provided much of the impetus for global growth.

Howard Fineman

From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surren...

On Father's Day: War, Memories and Moving On

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

Home for the weekend recently, I chanced upon my father's South Vietnamese Army uniform, the three silver stars still pinned meticulously onto each lapel. Once, as a child, I had looked up to a man who had seemed more like a deity. Hadn't I imagined myself as an adult walking in his soldierly footsteps?

Yoga Is Medicine for Our Times

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephen H. Dinan

Yoga is helping to create a global shift to a culture of oneness that is dissolving boundaries and infusing us all with love.

Trade Pacts and American Jobs

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is being hotly debated in Congress, the fact is that this trade deal -- or any trade deal -- will have little impact on American jobs, or more specifically, on the decline in good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans.

Howard Fineman

Anti-Globalism Has Its Day In DC

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American capital isn't Madrid or Rome, let alone Athens. No people are massing in the streets, governments aren't collapsing and no ...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Slow Pace of the Fast Track

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

For anybody interested in rising above the banality of the politics, the minutiae of policy and the ineptness of public relations campaigns and wishes to consider the bigger picture, there are six essential truths about this deal worth keeping in mind.

The Story of Lead Paint Continues Under Globalization

John Pringle | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
John Pringle

As Lynne Peeples' article in the Huffington Post shows, the tragic story of leaded paint is not over. In this latest installment, the good guys are nine organizations with shares in PPG Industries that are trying to do the right thing.

Interpretations of Globalization

Nausheen Khan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Nausheen Khan

Globalization is a fairly novel concept associated with modernity, democratization, connectivity, international trade and technological advancement. When I was first introduced to the term, I associated it with global markets, comparative advantage, removal of trade barriers and so on.

The Fallacy in the Culture Wars: The Individual vs. the Collective

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Dave Pruett

At the root of the culture wars lies a fundamental dichotomy in worldviews. Which is more essential to humanity: the individual or the collective?