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.
I've been following the advice of the Freakonomics guys, who advise us to think like a child and ask seemingly naive questions in the pursuit of higher truths. So I asked myself, "Would something like the Homestead Act for undocumented immigrants be a good idea?"
Brooklyn is a fine, well-acted, technically-proficient, inoffensive film that is very easy to like. But when a white Christian immigrant in a movie is extended more compassion, understanding, and humanity than actual non-white Muslims fleeing for their lives, we should all wonder why.
I have never purchased a firearm. I have no plans to purchase a firearm. I foresee no future situation in which I would want to purchase a firearm. I would be happy to voluntarily forfeit my right to purchase a firearm if it might help America become less violent and less xenophobic.
Forget the Champs Elysees. If you really want to experience climate change this week, travel west along the banks of the C-6 canal and through the clo...
Unless Germans begin viewing their hyphenated counterparts as viable future citizens, perspective-taking will be aggravated, fueling a vicious cycle of "othering."
While the French authorities continue to investigate the ferocious terrorist act that significantly increased a sense of insecurity among the French and their fellow European citizens, a number of European leaders are raising their concerns in regards to the ongoing refugee crisis while criticizing the EU's response.
One can't dispute Republicans' concerns about terrorism's threat to national security, concerns which Democrats fully share, but one can argue how best to proceed -- and impugning Muslim refugees, again, plays into Islamic terrorism's hand.
Thousands of New York City students are about to get the field trip of their lives. The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $1.5 million to what may be the most ambitious set of these excursions ever imagined: a chance for 20,000 New York City high school juniors to see the Broadway musical Hamilton.
Good teachers teach more than just their content; they teach civility as well. They teach the next generation how to interact with one another, even if they disagree politically.
The European Union is desperate to keep immigrants outside its borders, which essentially means keeping them in Turkey and paying any price for it.
Born and raised in Belgium, I have a bias. I went to the United States in 1996 to lead the NYSE's research and international departments and I became a U.S. citizen in 2009. After the Paris attacks, an insidious attempt to blame Belgium for the attacks struck me as (at best) ill-informed.
The Obama Administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to review the decision on the deferred action programs. This move cannot come quickly enough. While the case is tied up in the courts, we must continue the fight for equity for immigrant families on all fronts.
When it comes to the challenge to President Obama's executive action on immigration, Texas is trying to run out the clock. Luckily for the Administration and for the five million individuals whose lives are in limbo, there really is no clock.
The refugee crisis in Europe is rapidly changing the political landscape. Tense political relationships are further pressured by the recent, rapid inc...
Native American vestments draped over his 2015 business suit, Ohlone descendant Andrew Galvan, whose ancestral lands encompass the San Francisco Bay area, smiled broadly at the 400+ paying guests at a recent event in San Francisco.