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Can Sports Save the World? Reflections of a Former Little Leaguer on Sports, Diplomacy, and Globalization

Derek Shearer | Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports
Derek Shearer

Sports can't save the world from the effects of global warming or by themselves solve economic inequality in the world economy. For that, politics is required. But with the Olympics approaching, we should remember that a love of sports -- playing, watching, arguing, rooting, buying gear -- is one of the great commonalities of being human.

Unwelcome Guests: Work Visa Programs Cheat Global Labor, Build Global Capital

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

What makes one kind of immigrant valuable and another kind criminal?

China and the U.S. Must Work Together

Richard Attias | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

it is my firm conviction that, more than ever before, China and the U.S. need to work in partnership. They are the two world superpowers, the largest economies, and I believe that over the next five years China and the U.S. must together save Europe.

Jumpstarting the Economy

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

We are offshoring jobs faster than we can create them. We keep stimulating or bailing the economy boat as fast as we can but ignore the offshore hole in the bottom.

Does Global Work Mean Culture Clash?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
American Anthropological Association

There are great cultural traditions that are rich, distinctive, and historically deep in virtually all parts of the world, and that have "identities" we can recognize, but that also exhibit multiple differences and divisions that create a jumble of identities within them.

Globally Competitive Does Not Mean Globally Competent

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 07.22.2012 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

America's schoolchildren today are regularly out-tested on math, science, history and English scores by students from around the world. But it's not our students' fault. They haven't been prepared properly by our school systems, which haven't been able to keep up with global changes.

A 'Go Global' Commencement Speech

John Feffer | Posted 07.22.2012 | College
John Feffer

College is a lot like the Garden of Eden. It's a pretty place. The temptations are many. And just when you get a little taste of knowledge, the administration kicks you out. So, go out there and don't just see the world, but become involved in the world.

Authoritarian Art

Eric X. Li | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

As things slow down in Basel and Miami, leading galleries, dealers, collectors and artists who congregate here are setting the art world of the People's Republic abuzz. It seems to be only an interim culmination of a 20-year trend that shows no sign of slowing.

Facing Common Struggles, Domestic Workers Mobilize Across Borders

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Creative protest through film and media are forming a common language for a dialogue on migrants' rights, breaking their silence with one collective voice.

Empires: Individuals in Search of Society

Marc Lafia | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Marc Lafia

The new empire still plays by the games of the old empires: of divisiveness, of scarcity, of might and fear, even while we have never had such abundance and innovation. It is this paradox that our documentary Empires sets out to unravel.

Democracy Is Not the Answer

Eric X. Li | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

This is a written Q&A with Rachel Beitarie of the Israeli daily newspaper the Calcalist, published on May 3, 2012. Beitarie: I would like to star...

Why I'm a Cynical Optimist

Katherine Krauss | Posted 07.11.2012 | Teen
Katherine Krauss

I have chosen and would encourage others to adopt a brand of cynical optimism because it serves as a catalyst for the creativity that is needed to solve the world's most pressing problems.

Language Diversity Is Highest in Biodiversity Hotspots

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

These biodiversity hotspots and wilderness areas must be among our top priorities for terrestrial conservation if we hope to preserve Earth's natural ecosystem services and biodiversity for future generations of people.

The New York Times Worries About Stock Trading

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The real problem here is not necessarily the underlying economy -- does anyone really think stock markets accurately reflect the state of the real economy? -- but the structure and dynamics of the markets themselves.

Globalization Isn't Just For Economists

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

If 50 years ago you were to tell somebody that Americans would teach Enlightenment in India and that Asian seekers would come to California to learn about what the Buddha taught from an American Jew, they would never have believed you.

5 Reasons a 'Global Cattle Drive' to China Is a Bad Idea

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

China is importing 100,000 heifers to boost domestic dairy production in the wake of scandals that have decimated China's relatively small dairy industry. There are so many problems with this scenario, but here are just five.

Labor Action and Inaction in Colombia Free Trade Deal

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

While officials convened at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena earlier this month, the White House put the finishing touches on another free trade agreement. The deal has faced vocal resistance from labor and human rights groups in both countries.

Making Romney Electable

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The United States needs to develop an industrial policy to make Corporate America want to invest and create jobs in our country.

Being Global II: Global Mindset

Gregory Unruh | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business
Gregory Unruh

Developing a global mindset does not come free -- it is something that has to be actively pursued. Smart international corporations are beginning to understand the importance of developing global mindsets within their ranks.

Why Anyone Should Care That Bill O'Reilly Calls Me a Communist

Robert Reich | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

So many Americans are so angry and frustrated these days -- vulnerable to loss of job and healthcare and home, without a shred of economic security -- they're easy prey for demagogues offering simple answers and ready scapegoats. Take, for example, Bill O'Reilly.

How to Predict Political Crisis With Your News Feed

Philip N. Howard | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Philip N. Howard

If you want to start anticipating changes in international politics, watch the news for items about prisons, dig into a particular country's politics when its government is rigging an election, and keep track of the use and censorship of social media.

Triumph of "France of No"

Nicolas Baverez | Posted 06.22.2012 | World
Nicolas Baverez

The inability to develop a plan for the modernization of France in the world of the twenty-first century leads to the dissolution of the world as is, resulting only in speculation about a virtual world.

U.S. Multinationals Hiring At Much Faster Rate Overseas: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

U.S. multinationals are hiring. They're just doing a lot of it overseas these days. Multinational firms based in the United States expanded their w...

The Devil in the Malaria Details

David de Ferranti | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

Have you ever had to buy a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net (LLIN)? Probably not, even if you live in Africa, where nine out of ten malaria-related deaths occur.

Being Global I: Global Leaders for Global Transformation

Gregory Unruh | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Gregory Unruh

Successful global leaders have a curiosity about the world and interest in people different from themselves. This interest inspires visionary initiatives and organizations that span national boundaries.