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  What Portugal Thinks About Globalization

Due to the European debt crisis and Portugal’s status as a debtor nation, Portugal has been covered in the media a lot in recent months. Beyond the immediate crisis, less is known about the impact of globalization on the country. …

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  Ahead of Us: A Russian Spring or a Russian Winter?

Protesting against political and economic injustices, people around the world are finding the courage to speak out against corrupt regimes and powerful multinationals. First there was the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement followed soon thereafter. Now, Russia is …

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  Bono: The Power of One

On World AIDS Day 2011, television viewers could turn on CNN and watch Bono profusely thank the U.S. for their commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic.  In a New York Times editorial published that day, Bono wrote, “The United States …

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  2011: Year of the Protest

On October 15th 2011, protests based on the Occupy Wall Street movement were held in 80 countries around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have expressed their anger and indignation against corporate greed, especially the role …

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  Murdoch: Humbling Times in the Life of a Tycoon

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and controlling shareholder of News Corporation—one of the world’s largest conglomerates—has recently had “the most humble day of [his] life.”1 The 80-year old Australian, who started his career in the news business in Australia in the …

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  Case Study: From Revolutions to Elections, the Arab Autumn

This analysis will compare and contrast the unique and shared challenges facing Arab countries as they transition to democracy.

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  World Report on Disability

In June 2011, the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) released the first World Report on Disability. Noting that one billion people in the world have some sort of disability, this comprehensive report sheds light on the myriad of …

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  Africa Rising: Myth or Reality?

Media around the world have been reporting on a recent African Development Bank study claiming that Africa has a new middle class of 313 million, a size on par with middle classes in India and China.1 This news was trumpeted …

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  The Globalization of Luxury

An Internet search for luxury goods will lead to stories about designers educating the Chinese public about the history of fashion to make them better consumers, an important task since China is the fastest growing luxury market in the world. …

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  Globalization of Parenting

With an economy in the doldrums and worries over the rise of the Chinese economy, the United States is primed and ready for a conversation on academic preparedness. The release of Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, was …

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