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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...

Our Complicated Global World: The Story of David Good

Monica Edinger | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Monica Edinger

For some of us in the world today it can seem easy to make connections to others far from us. We travel widely and our young people, in and out of school, are making virtual and real journeys to other places and cultures.

The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, and Culture in Mexico

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell An interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales. The following is from an interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales,...

Happy Labor Day... for Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

Today, much of the "strength, prosperity and well-being" of our hard labor is being siphoned into the coffers of Wall Street. Perhaps, in honor of our labor we should remind ourselves how we are being robbed blind.

"THEY FEAR US BECAUSE WE'RE FEARLESS": RECLAIMING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND STRENGTH IN HONDURAS

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field "Honduras has been known for two things only: being a military base for the [contra] attacks on the Nicaraguan revolut...

Global Strategy in Uncertain Environments

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

One of the most frequent questions that we are being asked by clients is this one: In a world that is constantly changing how do we expand and enter new markets?

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities ...

Carnival Crew Melting Pots: Mexicans, South Africans not "us"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Carnivals are melting pots of ethnicity, with Mexicans and South Africans leading the way. The globalization of world's labor force hasn't left out carnivals.

The Russian Meeting Part II -- On to the G20

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Edward Goldberg

What makes the U.S./Russian relationship more complicated is not the lack of chemistry between Obama and Putin, but the lack of any real financial or economic links between the two countries.

We Don't Have Life without Land: Holding Ground in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Co-authored by Lauren Elliott Part 25 of the Harvesting Justice series For the next three articles, we will pause to ...

Saints or Thieves - Corruption and the Chinese Dilemma

Eric X. Li | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Eric X. Li

At last, Bo Xilai is going on trial. The case against the former Politburo member brings to a climax the aggressive anti-corruption drive undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party.

Immigration, Globalization and National Security

Edward Corcoran | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Immigration is undermining America. For years, it was an American strength. The Statue of Liberty proclaims: “Give me your tired, your poor, your...