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America’s Crisis Of Democracy Looks Shockingly Like Poland’s

The Huffington Post | Christian Borys | Posted 02.16.2017 | World

WARSAW, Poland ― U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration and the subsequent deluge of shocking events that followed have set the tone for what ...

The Trump Doctrine and Globalization

Ed Krapels | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Ed Krapels

Donald Trump's election presents an opportunity for American institutions -- business, universities, governments, non-profits -- to reexamine their ow...

Globalism's Broken Promises: How the Financialization of the Economy Went Astray

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Financial elites and their economic defenders continue to advocate for globalism, central bank sponsored inflation, and the financialization of the wo...

Trump: The Absolver in Chief?

Celia Wexler | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Celia Wexler

Like millions of other voters, I've been trying to understand Donald Trump's narrow Electoral College victory. There are many reasons, and writers far...

Pearson (Mis)Education: Walking Dead?

Alan Singer | Posted 02.06.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

In the Age of Trump we cannot lose track that there are many old and dangerous villains still out there. American children and Third World countries n...

The Modern Fragmentation of Lives & Identities

David Sze | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
David Sze

I have two groups of friends, and they don't intersect. The first group are my fellow Amherst College alumni--intellectual, career-oriented, hard-wor...

Trump & The Insurance Game

Edward Goldberg | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Insurance is a complicated business; it sells protection so one could hedge against potential losses in the future. Insurance companies don't deny re...

In Praise Of A Forward-based Approach To Social Studies

Murali Balaji | Posted 01.19.2017 | Education
Murali Balaji

When I was in elementary, middle, and high school, my history teachers helped me gain a better understanding of how the past created the contemporary ...

The Global Search for Education: Coming Together

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.18.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"While some celebrated the accomplishments of the first African-American president, others devolved into deep-seated anger about how his presidency al...

If Trump Wants Jobs And Investment, He Needs To Play Better With Others

Edward Alden | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
Edward Alden

President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office Friday on an economic sugar rush. The markets have soared since his election, and companies are...

China's Xi Positions Himself As Champion Of Globalization At Davos

Reuters | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 01.17.2017 | World

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of free trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday in a speech that underscored Bei...

America Must Resist Protectionism Because Globalization Benefits Us All

Alexis Crow | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
Alexis Crow

U.S. financial markets have staged a stunning rally since Donald Trump’s surprise election victory. However, some observers remain wary of Trump’s...

Globalization Isn't Doomed. It's Evolving, With China As A Leader.

He Yafei | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
He Yafei

The worldwide debate about globalization has been upended by “the Trump phenomenon,” which has spread like wildfire across Europe and elsewhere. T...

Colonial Fear and Desire in 2016

L.H.M. Ling | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
L.H.M. Ling

With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, globalization seemed to augur the End of History. Globalization enabled “the free movement of capital, peo...

The West Should Blame Itself, Not Asia, For Inequality

Branko Milanovic | Posted 12.21.2016 | World
Branko Milanovic

The rise and electoral successes of populist politicians in the West have reopened questions on the effects of globalization ― in simplest terms, wh...

Playing The American Card: the Realpolitik Game With China & Russia That Trump Doesn't Get

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

A principle taught in international relations is that a rising power could threaten global stability. The example given is Germany prior to World War ...

Stealing Our Rama: Appropriation And Privilege In The Asian Art Museum's Ramayana Exhibit

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 12.16.2016 | Arts
Vamsee Juluri

First, A Salutation to Hanuman Hanuman, the "monkey grammarian" of Octavio Paz's book by the same name, stands beautifully in the Asian Art Museum in...

Securing the Safety of the Business Traveler using Cross Board Preparedness Planning

Iram Ganju | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Iram Ganju

Securing the Safety of the Business Traveler using Cross Board Preparedness Planning Growth-minded companies should be mindful of preparing their empl...

The Future, Jobs, and Work

Terry Newell | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Terry Newell

Jobs matter. One candidate just lost an election in part because of the perception she didn't care about those without them, and another won on the ...

The Big Three: Automation, Nationalism, Social Expectations

Robert Moran | Posted 12.06.2016 | Business
Robert Moran

As we close out a turbulent 2016 and look to 2107, what do horizon scanners see in the years ahead? As part of a horizon scan for the Milken Institut...

3 Unorthodox Approaches To Re-Think And Re-Imagine Your D&I Strategies Post Election

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 12.01.2016 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Whether people supported Trump or Clinton, the polarizing rhetoric and identity politics on both sides of the aisle have so saturated our collective consciousness that we are less inclusive and more fearful of the future not just here in the US but around the world.

Professor Sassen: Cities Compete Less Than We Think

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

Professors Sassen's lecture was a great introduction to further panels and discussions of the Smart Metropolia. This year security, immigration and openness were among the most discussed issues.

These Charts Show Why Trump's Dismantling of Trade Deals Won't Bring Most Jobs Back

Edwin G. Dolan | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Edwin G. Dolan

Dramatic promises to restrict international trade were a signature element of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. So far, he seems to be following...

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

Brexit and Trump in the Age of Democratic Rage

European Horizons | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
European Horizons

By Gael Sirello and Olivier Sirello, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris "The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is t...