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Globalization

Working Together to Raise Global Children

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Raising global children does not have to cost much money, nor does it require hundreds of hours of free time. The single most important part of raising global children is to instill in them the right attitude.

The Undead and Us

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

I thought it was a fad, and it would die out. I was wrong. Zombies don't die, and neither does our fascination with them. All this leaves the unanswered question: why?

Typhoon Haiyan: Global Social Workers Helping for the Long Haul

Trooper Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Trooper Sanders

Months from now, once the world's media has moved on to other stories and our focus has shifted to new issues, some will wonder how Typhoon Haiyan's victims are faring. Rest assured that there will be social workers in the Philippines and around the world standing by them and working tirelessly for them.

Exploitation Remains the Name of the Game at Dell's Chinese Factories

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The report, with support from U.S.-based China Labor Watch and in collaboration with other European consumer advocacy organizations, describes disturbing workplace troubles at factories that supply the computer giant Dell.

The Audacity of Pope

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Will the new pope not only challenge the social status quo but also, like John Paul II, the world order as well? Here are three areas where the new pope could seriously rock the boat, based on some of his utterances so far.

Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

The Washington tantrum that threatened the global economy over the last several weeks is no isolated instance of some peculiarly American dysfunction.

Trade Agreements Reveal How Life Will be Organized in 2050

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

These trade agreements regulate countries in the same way that our Constitution regulates Congress, our courts, the president, and our state governments. However, the substance -- the values -- in our Constitution are very different from values expressed in trade agreements.

Of Arianna, Languages, and Cultural Understanding

Michael Elchik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michael Elchik

For those of us beyond our school years, exposure can occur anytime, anywhere and in a variety of different ways from reading a news article to following a Twitter stream to practicing a language to visiting a foreign country.

Even the Dead Travel in the Age of Globalization

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

"'Til death do us part," that age-old marriage vow, has always sounded a little, well, non-committal to Confucian ears. In Vietnam, for instance, where I come from, death is not the end of relationships, it only deepens them.

Dark Skin = Un-American?

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Reef Karim, D.O.

Apparently being American means being white and having a name everyone's familiar with.It means being comfortable with what you know and who you know. It means being fearful of the unknown. And it means not having dark skin.

The Other Media Revolution

Mark Hannah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Mark Hannah

The story of this "other" media revolution is also a bit counterintuitive to an American audience, which readily identifies the Internet as an empowering and democratizing medium, but has a different experience domestically with the commercialization of news journalism.

Globalization

Peter Neill | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Here's a surprising thought to consider: unlike any other place on earth, a vast portion of the ocean remains outside the limits of national jurisdiction, the 15 to 200 mile territorial extension of proprietary rights that frequently overlap.

Demos Chief: Why Progressives Should Take Heart (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Sigman

At a small gathering in Los Angeles recently, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, expressed optimism about the ...

Connecting With the World

Daan Braveman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

As I walked across campus the other day, I met three students from China. They are among 32 Chinese students who are studying at Nazareth this year as...

A Cambodian Spring

Kalyanee Mam | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Kalyanee Mam

I followed Khieu Mok, a garment factory worker, and one of the main subjects in the documentary film A River Changes Course, back to her village and as she placed her vote in the ballot box. I asked Khieu what she wanted most from the election -- for herself, her family and her country. She said simply, "All I want is a livable wage."

America's Natural Gas Journey Is Only Beginning

Peter Gardett | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Peter Gardett

It will take two to three years to complete construction of manufacturing facilities predicated on cheap and abundant natural gas supply, at which point industrial needs should dovetail with growing awareness among domestic customers to drive a demand boost.

Wage Wars: Bangladeshi Workers Reach a Boiling Point

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Workers in Bangladesh have been perishing in tragic, preventable factory accidents for years. Now, in mass uprisings that portend both more violent la...

When Breaking News Is Only Headlines: Germany, the European Union and the U.S.

Edward Goldberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Of all this week's international news -- the horrors in Kenya, Rouhani at the UN, the negotiations over Syria -- it is what some might call 'the boring German election' that will have the greatest long-term impact on the interests of the United States.

American Labor's New Agenda: A Movement for Global Shared Prosperity

Sabina Dewan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

How can American unions reconsolidate people power and build a 21st century union movement that is broader than its membership?

South-South Trade Through Value-Added Glasses

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

It is misleading to use gross data on exports and imports to calculate the extent to which trade contributes to economic growth, and affects the allocation of national resources. Products often cross borders more than once while being processed.

Are We Becoming a World Civilization?

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

The past century has seen an unprecedented shift toward entirely new levels of organization at the global level, and this change seems only to be accelerating. Could we be crossing another major threshold in human evolution?

Globalization - A Strategy For Innovation

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Anyone can globalize their business, no matter how large or small that business is, thanks to digitization, virtualization, mobilization, and Cloud te...

Gap Year Is the New Education

Andy Braner | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Andy Braner

I'm so excited for the class of 2014 as they engage in learning important leadership skills, invest in global business, education, and health care, and become the leaders of tomorrow who can make a difference in the world by knowing the world's problems and wresting through real solutions as they pursue higher education.

We Don't Negotiate Life: The Defense of Indigenous Lands and Waters in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field September 9, 2013 At stake throughout Honduras, as throughout the world, are indigenous lands, forests, water, mineral...

DEFENDING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND WATERS IN HONDURAS: THE CASE OF RIO BLANCO

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field Part 29 of the Harvesting Justice series. On September 12, Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, and Aureliano Molina, leaders...