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Globalization

Identity and the Future of America

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.

Potential Crises

Justin Curmi | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

With some warning indications emerging in the economy, it is helpful to understand the potential effects this may have. Yet, one must caution their self before assuming a conclusion, for indications only produce predictions.

Has the Global Trade-Development Link Peaked?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Developing countries and emerging market economies have benefited from opportunities to transfer technology from abroad and to undergo domestic structural transformation via trade integration.

A Progressive Vision of Globalization

Mike Lux | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is precisely because we can't stop globalization that we should have more rules in place to protect working families, not just here in America, but all over the world. And for those who suggest that it isn't possible, be clear on one thing: They are saying this to help the big businesses who exploit those workers.

Behind the "Banana Man" - Haiti's Only Presidential Candidate

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

by Jennifer Vansteenkiste and Mark Schuller If nothing changes, Haiti is scheduled to have a run-off election this coming Sunday, January 24. Only o...

How Widening Economic Inequality Could Shake The Whole World

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- Is the era of globalization coming to an end? Just a few years ago it looked like we were moving toward what Indian physicist an...

Beyond Business: Global Commerce and the Liberal Arts

Adam Weinberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | College
Adam Weinberg

When I became president of Denison University three years ago, many people told me that we needed a business degree. As a sociologist, my response was to ask, "Why?"

Small Businesses Need Export Opportunities

Hector Barreto | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Hector Barreto

America is home to nearly 30 million small businesses, which make up the backbone of our diverse, multi-layered economy. Much attention has been focus...

What Donald Trump Gets Right

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Donald Trump is wrong about most everything - not to mention being hate-filled and demagogic. But the few things he does get right may account for his popularity among Republican voters.

The Globalization of Time: The Anatomy of the Time-Warp in International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Time is as richly complex as culture itself. For task-oriented people, such as the Swiss, time might be seen as linear -- rigid, plannable, organized into blocks, systematic.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

The Art of a Climate Deal

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

The Paris conference on climate change was quite the cliffhanger. Even till the last minute, we were left wondering: Will Paris be another Copenhagen, where, famously, the deal had unravelled?

Join a Global Arts Response to Terror

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Lane Harwell

I write following recent terrorist attacks around the world, from Paris, Beirut, and Mali to San Bernardino, as the presence of terror looms too large and too real. This presence is a call to action for those of us working in the arts and culture.

Lessons From Seychelles

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Sriya Chakravarti

Although, Seychelles is a natural beauty and a paradise of a sort, it is yet to be explored to its full potential for the growth and benefit of all people.

Three Reasons to Immerse Yourself in Language and Culture in 2016

Ryan McMunn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

Looking for New Year's resolutions that will improve your quality of life in 2016? Learn a language and immerse yourself in a foreign culture.

Whither Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange Reserves

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

7640413 After a exponential rise in foreign exchange reserves accumulation by emerging markets from 2000 onwards, the tide seems to have turned south since mid-2014.

Being a Globally Oriented College

Adam Weinberg | Posted 12.09.2015 | College
Adam Weinberg

What does it mean to be a globally oriented college? Are some international experiences better than others? Are colleges doing enough to integrate international students on their own campuses?

The 5 Key Trends in Globalization That Are Changing America and the World

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books and on and on. Since I teach and write on globalization and international political economy, I thought I would continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of globalization's top five trends for the year.

Global Experience as a Necessary Learning Context

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Audrey J. Murrell

It is important that we focus our attention on the need for meaningful and integrated experiences that are an extension of the learning environment. This is what adequately prepares students for what lies ahead, both locally and globally.

On the way to a decarbonized world?

Dr. Daniel Dettling | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Dr. Daniel Dettling

"A vision that's becoming reality." Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ebm-papst, on the effects of climate change and deca...

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.