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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.

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 | 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...