During a World Affairs Council of Atlanta program at Georgia State University‘s Buckhead facility July 13, Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, the British consul general based in Atlanta, asserted that his newly appointed prime minister’s declaration that “Brexit means Brexit” was final. “There’ll be no playing around with this,” he said, contradicting speculation that there may be a […]
World Affairs Council of Atlanta President Charles Shapiro was elated Thursday upon learning of the news that the U.S. Department of Transportation tentatively granted nonstop commercial airline service to Havana, Cuba, from Atlanta as well as a host of other cities. While the approval remains tentative with a deadline for objections to be filed by […]
The campuses of Clark Atlanta and Georgia State universities are hosting once again this summer Young African Leaders under a program of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational Affairs. Begun in 2014, the fellowship this year is providing 1,000 leaders between the ages of 25-35 from Sub-Saharan Africa to study for six weeks at […]
The 96 undergraduate and six graduate students from the University of Georgia arriving on June 26 in Oxford, England, for their study-abroad experience three days following the dramatic “Brexit” vote, came at a time of extreme political and economic bewilderment throughout the United Kingdom and Europe more generally. While their predecessors may have looked forward to […]
Emory University announced on Saturday, July 2, that two of its students, Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, were among those taken hostage and murdered by terrorists in the July 1 attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They were among 20 hostages killed during a 10-hour siege on a bakery in the diplomatic zone of the Bangladesh capital. […]
Editor’s note: Global Atlanta caught up with Dogancan “Can” Temel, president of Georgia Tech‘s Turkish Student Association, to learn how his travel plans would change in the aftermath of the Istanbul airport terrorist attacks that killed more than 40 of his countrymen. Our interest in part is the health of the new Turkish Airlines flight that links Atlanta with […]
The University of Georgia’s AIESEC chapter, which belongs to the world’s largest youth-led network, has won the International Student Life’s “Organization of the Year Award” for 2015-16. International Student Life is an umbrella organization for the 20 international student organizations on campus. The award was presented to AIESEC president Gil McBride during a ceremony held in […]
A privately funded scholarship program is to underwrite the educations of 33 undocumented students from Georgia at two out-of-state universities. The Dream U.S. Opportunity Scholarship, the nation’s largest scholarship program for DREAmers — students who came to the U.S. as children and lack documentation — offered the annual scholarships to attend Eastern Connecticut State University […]
Scholars from 14 countries descended on Georgia State University’s Buckhead Center June 2-5 for an annual conclave on how to best teach international business.
When the World Affairs Council of Atlanta sought to fill the shoes of recently retired programs director Cedric Suzman, it cast a wide net in terms of geography and qualifications.