During his year in this corner of Iraq, the variety of American brands reminded Benjamin Kweskin of home

Benjamin Kweskin 

A view of Erbil from its Citadel. 

Presented with the prospect of doing business in an area near territory controlled by the Islamic State, or ISIS, nestled between Syria and Iran, many U.S. businesses are understandably hesitant.  More
The Georgia Institute of Technology has granted Michael Best, who teaches in the university’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and College of Computing, a four-year leave of absence so he can assume the position of director of a newly formed United Nations institute in Macau, China.The United Nations Institute of Computing and Society focuses on the key challenges faced by developing societies in the field of computing and information technologies. The Institute seeks to enhance capacities in computing and the innovative application of information technology through policy-relevant research programs as well as doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. Dr. Best's commentary follows: More
The Indian government has picked a successor for Ajit Kumar, Atlanta’s first Indian consul general, who left in February to take up a new post as permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva.  More
Atlanta has been selected as the site for this year’s annual forum of the International Association of Valuators, Consultants and Analysts, which is to be held May 7-8 at the Westin Buckhead hotel. More
In view that his career with the Coca-Cola Co. is coming to an end on March 31, Guy Wollaert's presentation to the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce of the South at the local law offices of Burr & Forman LLP two weeks ago can be viewed as an “adieu” to the company for which he has worked since 1992 and to the city of Atlanta. More

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