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Globalization

Are We Viewing Consumer as Human?

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Jure Klepic

Companies which take the time to study cultures and subcultures, look for patterns and themes, and truly look at their consumers as human beings instead of just marketing statistics will increase the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns and improve their overall consumer experience.

Breaking a Silence -- Colleges and the Changing World of Work

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Wages have been stagnate for years. As Steven Baker put it in the New York Times, the recession, "devastating for working people everywhere in America," followed decades of largely flat wages.

Can Faith Moderate US Gun Culture? Studies Link Religion to Lower Devotion to Firearms

David Briggs | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Rather than propping up an anything-goes gun culture, religion may be part of the solution in promoting conversations that move beyond the partisan divides that have immobilized debates over gun control.

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Doug Lansky | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Doug Lansky

As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?

Putting the Great Back into Great Britain

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Britain faces an existential nomenclature challenge. Will the word "Great" be expunged from its name and sentenced to permanent exile? Or, will Britain's better angels gather to resurrect a second finest hour?

25 Years After Berlin, Do We Still Need Walls?

Peter Schurman | Posted 01.08.2015 | World
Peter Schurman

The European Union demonstrates a way forward: eliminating militarized borders, and expanding the safety perimeter to include everyone. Yes, everyone -- holding criminals, including dictators and terrorists, accountable to the law.

WTO in Seattle - 15 Years Ago

Stan Sorscher | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

A generation ago, trade deals were about trade. They were really boring, with incomprehensible names. The WTO broadened those goals from boring tariffs to policies that are normally settled through democratic accountable political processes.

If This Generation Continues to Stumble, The Economy Will Fall

Charles M. Sennott | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Charles M. Sennott

It seems the world has begun to realize that a large piece of the millennial generation has suffered the consequences of an increasingly unequal global economy that has fostered despair and in many places, violent expressions of dissatisfaction.

Why Many Inner City Schools Function Like Prisons

Alan Singer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

I've come to realize that Common Core and its high-stakes assessments are just another piece in the school-to-prison pipeline.

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Roselyn Hsueh | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Roselyn Hsueh

With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.

At What Age Can You Teach a Global Mindset?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
Amelia Friedman

You can't just take your kid on a vacation to Spain and consider your work done, nor can you sign up for a language course during sophomore year of college and check "global mindset" off your to-do list. Developing a global mindset should begin before birth and continue for a lifetime.

Cell Phones, the COP and ISIS

Edward Goldberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

As the world becomes more chaotic, what should the role of the United States be?

A Fight for Awareness in the Age of Globalization

Francoise Henderson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Francoise Henderson

When it comes to an infectious disease like Ebola, education is just as important as aid.

When Bad News Gets Really Really.......Good

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Olayiwola A. Alara

No matter how bad any situation is that affects us personally or professionally, it is always the catalyst that fertilizes a fresh opportunity.

14 Ways to Embrace Your Global Identity

Tayo Rockson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Tayo Rockson

Too many of the world's problems are a result of people being afraid of change or not being willing to understand people around them so as we get ready to wrap up 2014, I came up with 14 things one can do to understand the world around us or use our differences to make a difference.

Environmental Disturbance and the Emergence of Tropical Disease: Lessons From the Gold Fields of Ghana

Mario Machado | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Mario Machado

The wealth contained within this land does not belong to those that live and work it, but to those with the might to control it.

I Am Vulnerable Because I'm Disabled, Not Because I'm a Woman

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

Violence is violence, no matter how much we categorize, justify or classify it. When one's level of vulnerability plays a role in violence, however, it doesn't matter who you are, or whether you can stand or sit.

ISIS Today, But Who Is Thinking of Tomorrow?

Andy Braner | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Braner

I believe we have to begin to ask ourselves, do we want to continue on for the next decade caught in another war in the Middle East? Maybe we can begin outlining strategies to help change what seems to be the course of the future.

At Home in the Airport: Lessons On Belonging From an Acclaimed Global Writer

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

Author Brittani Sonnenberg has received high acclaim globally, including The New York Times Books Editors' Choice, for her new novel Home Leave. In it she masterfully narrates the layers of stories, anxieties, and familiarities that seep in and out of the heads of women and their family members who embody this itinerant lifestyle.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Scotland's Quarrel Is With Globalization, Not the U.K.

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The 20th century challenge was for Scotland to maintain its cultural identity while at the same time cooperating with the four nations of the U.K.. Now the challenge is even greater: to uphold cultural traditions and national identities in a world where there are no such things as nation-only solutions. By answering those who claim that independence can make a difference with policies that show interdependence can make the difference, Scotland can show the way forward by thinking big and not small.

An Open Letter To Boomers From The Millennial Generation

Mikey McManus | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Mikey McManus

Dear Baby Boomers, Thank you. No, really, I mean it. You guys catch a lot of flack from my generation, the 'me, me, me, millennials,' and not nearly enough gratitude.

AFL-CIO and Uruguayan Workers in Solidarity to Protect Democracy From 'Corporate Courts'

Celeste Drake | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Celeste Drake

Why is the AFL-CIO standing in strong solidarity with the workers of Uruguay? We believe that the people, through their elected officials, should be the ones to determine which policies are best for their health, their environment and the general welfare.

Globalization and Interconnectedness: A Global Grocery Story for Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

For centuries, we as a race have been migrating to different lands, exchanging goods, services and ideas to improve our lives. "With globalization our interconnectedness and interdependence have grown."

Can the People's Climate March on September 21 Ignite a Political Revolution?

Pearl Korn | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

I hope that all of this suggests that we are arriving at a tipping point and are ready to do the hard work necessary to take back our democracy and our government.