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  Social Entrepreneurship: Blurring the Boundaries of Business and Philanthropy

With the global economic crisis in its 3rd year, with national debts soaring to new heights, with austerity measures being proposed throughout Europe and the U.S., it is clear that governments around the world can no longer afford to provide …

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  Privacy and the Internet

A recent study by the Wall Street Journal found that top 50 websites in the U.S installed an average of 64 tracking devices per site onto a person’s computer. Some websites, such as dictionary.com, installed more than 100 devices. Another …

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  Rare Earth Elements Fueling Innovation

  Rare earth elements, the backbone of the green industry and the defense sector, are getting increased attention worldwide. In September 2010, the Japanese claimed that China was blocking exports of certain rare earth elements (REEs) to Japan in retaliation …

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  What the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thinks About Globalization

  Dubai Skyline The United Arab Emirates is composed of seven states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Each of the seven states is ruled by an Emir. This federation of states joined together to …

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  What Oman Thinks About Globalization

Oman’s development has followed a different path than other countries in the region. Oil was only discovered in the mid-1960s. Financial constraints and political instability further hampered economic development until the 1980s. Oman transformed itself from a developing country to …

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  What Saudi Arabia Thinks About Globalization

  Established in 1932 by King Abd-al-Aziz, Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad and Islam. Wahhabism, a strict interpretation of Sunni Islam, was adopted in the 1700’s and has been practiced there ever since. Descendents of King …

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  What Bahrain Thinks About Globalization

  Bahrain was one of the first countries in the Gulf to develop its oil industry in the 1930’s and it will also be the first country in the GCC to run out of oil. Similar to other countries in …

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  The Protection of Coral Reefs

  Recent studies in Indonesia reveal that coral that survived the 2004 tsunami is now dying at an alarming rate. Massive bleaching in the region’s coral reefs has been discovered by teams of researchers. Further surveys carried out by a …

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  High Speed Rail: Boon or Bust?

As the 2010 World Cup games opened in South Africa, fans from around the world were able to arrive to the games on sub-Saharan Africa’s first high speed rail. The Gautrain, linking the airport to Johannesburg was ready only days …

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  Will Journalism Survive the Information Age?

With major news publications across the world cutting back on their print distribution cycles as the popularity of Internet news continues to rise, is it viable for large publications to create a strong business model that has fully adapted to …

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