AsiaEconomic Development

India's Growing Partnership With the U.S. Under Its New Government

by India Consul General Ajit Kumar It is indeed an honor for me to again address the 5th Annual US India Business Summit and 20th Annual Georgia Tech Business Forum. This is the largest conference in Southeast USA to promote growing partnership between India and United States. More
AmericasEducation

Building the World Affairs Council of Atlanta: Local Focus, Global Scope

by Wayne Lord On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the founding of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, Global Atlanta invited me to offer some personal reflections about the founding of the Council and its role in Atlanta.  So, here they are. More
AmericasEducation

Guest Commentary: Students Must Think Less Like Americans

by Kurt P. Kuehn As college students head back to campus, I have what may seem a strange request for them: Try to think less like an American. More
AfricaCulture

Africa Atlanta 2014 Inspires Visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art

by Anna Democko For the past several weeks, I have been traveling around Georgia to look at museum exhibits associated with Africa Atlanta 2014, a citywide year-long series of events highlighting cultural and economic bonds among Africa, Europe and the Americas. More
EuropeBusiness

Administration Encourages U.S. Firms to Practice 'Economic Patriotism'

by Anne Tucker There is a new face on an old problem — American companies “moving” overseas in part to avoid U.S. taxes — that has increased in popularity in the last several years and recently gained political attention. Last week President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew called for tax reform to encourage economic patriotism and to deter corporate defectors, calling the overseas moves legal, but immoral. More
AfricaEducation

A Georgia College Student's View of the Kongo Across the Waters Exhibit

by Anna Democko I first visited the Kongo Across the Waters exhibit currently at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum on a drizzly and humid day in June at about 11 am. The mist was starting to turn to rain, so I hurried through the permanent collection and into the temporary exhibition space entrance, hoping to head home before a downpour. More
AmericasEducation

Commentary: Test-Prep May Give Immigrants an Edge on SAT

by Allen Bernhardt Immigrants to the United States come here to pursue a better life for themselves and more opportunities for their offspring, and they know that a key component to upward mobility in the United States is a quality education - a college education at the very best school they can afford. More
AmericasCulture

Excitement Builds With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in View

With the clock ticking and the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on the immediate horizon, Ambassador Hermano Telles Ribeiro, consul general of Brazil in Atlanta and a soccer aficienado like most everyone else in his home country, is beginning to feel his pulse race. More