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Why Maverick might be 2011's Influencer

Kenji Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kenji Summers

Marcus Troy wants to tell a story. Meet Marcus Troy, a digital and Montreal native that has made a name for himself through blogging about the things...

We Don't Want Our Students to Become Like Chinese Students

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Tarnoff

Do we want our students to become like the Chinese? A culture of A students who can quote chapter and verse but can't innovate their way out of a problem?

The Most Anticipated Books For The Beginning Of 2011 (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There are some amazing books to look forward to in the first quarter of 2011! There won't be a better book of fiction all year than Rana Dasgupta's S...

Season of Hardship Connects Struggling Workers in Two Worlds

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Those toys and gadgets that we wishfully spent our savings on may have made the holidays a little more bearable. But remember that that they're symbols of other aspirations, too.

A Resolution Worth Keeping

Christopher Reeve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christopher Reeve

I propose that qualified men and women volunteer their time to help students in their respective cities with their homework -- help them excel in school and ultimately find success later in life.

18 Of The Best Books On Social And Political Awareness 2010 (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

These were some books that really made a mark this year in raising political consciousness about crucial issues.

It's Time for Global Citizenship Education (VIDEO)

Kassidy Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kassidy Brown

Apart of being an active citizen is being a global citizen. There are many ways one can become educated, but the most obvious one is schooling.

Urbanization of Poverty

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Megalopolises, teeming with people, pollution and poverty, may not be an attractive lifestyle for you. But, urban life is the future for most of the world's poor.

Lady Gaga Sings the Language of Global Marketing

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nataly Kelly

Instead of just selecting the languages that will help her global brand, Lady Gaga also should choose a less common language to add to her music arsenal.

Dispatch From Cancún: Developing Paradise in the Suicide Capital

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roberto Lovato

Cancun is the suicide capital of Mexico. That's a subject that's not likely to come up as thousands of people gather here over the next two weeks for the U.N. Conference on Climate Change.

Humor and Rapprochement

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

As you navigate our interconnected world, be mindful that humor is one of the most difficult cross-cultural skills to develop. Approach all people with a willingness to smile at them and laugh at oneself.

Development Work Includes Literary Translation? You Sure?

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

In order to explain the importance of literary work to the broader project of social justice, international exchange, and democracy, I might need to s...

Upward Spiral Instead of a Downward One

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

When I was young, the purpose of public policy was to raise our standard of living. Not so much, anymore. Now, public policy is designed to make busin...

Stupid Politics From a Smart Administration

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.

The American Debt Crisis & Infrastructure Investment

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Economists are fond of telling us that America's competitive disadvantage - its inability to produce more domestic jobs - is the result of low labor c...

Pessimism Porn

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Chris Hedges's new book, The Death of the Liberal Class (Nation Books, November, 2010) exemplifies the limits of the liberal elite in critiquing itsel...

A World of Entrepreneurs

Amy Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Wilkinson

To unleash their ideas for the world's benefit, today's young people need a climate that makes entrepreneurial risk less intimidating and failure less detrimental.

Beyond the G20: A World We Can Believe in

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

When the rich man's club of nations expanded from the G7 to the G20, a new element was added. Instead of being about money and trade, the G20 is about something else: aspiration.

The Deportation Regime

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

Freedom of movement, the ability to cross borders, to create a new life in an adopted homeland is a goal to which many aspire - and even achieve. Imm...

American Students Studying Abroad Has Declined for the First Time in 25 Years

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

The total number of U.S. students studying abroad did not increase this year. But there were notable increases in the number going to less traditional destinations. And that's good news.

While Obama Promotes US Interests Abroad, His Opponents Deny Reality At Home

Rob Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Shapiro

Politics always involves a good deal of posturing and shenanigans. But the latest escapades have real consequences, not least of all for millions of struggling Americans who apparently hope that divided government will restore their jobs.

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkisby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a plan...

The Ultimate Roller Coaster Ride: A Brief History of Fossil Fuels

Asher Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

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Lawrence Bacow, President of Tufts University, on the School's Evolution, Globalization, Social Impact, and Much, Much More

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rahim Kanani

You'll find Fletcher alumni in the embassies of literally every nation in the world. You'll sometimes find them as the heads of state. One interesting illustration of this was when the Dean of Fletcher and I went to Beijing a couple of years back. At the time, we had 12 Fletcher alumni who held ambassadorial rank in Beijing.

The Death of Dilbert: Why Your Children Will Need to Love Their Jobs

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

While the number of unskilled jobs and professional jobs have both been increasing, even in the face of this recession, the number of skilled, routine jobs -- the bread and butter work of the middle class -- is falling through the floor.