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

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

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

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

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

Commentary: IPR Protection Often a Waiting Game in China

by Jingting Liu Having spent over 20 years in China, I was recently asked the following questions by a student: More

Guest Commentary: How to Find Your Way in Emerging Markets

by John J. Inhouse III As large and varied as the U.S. stock market is, non-U.S. global markets are now twice as large, with $32 trillion in total market capitalization compared with $15 trillion in this country. That number has been steadily rising during the past decade. But, what does that mean for you? More

Chamber Leader's China Blog: A Flight Plan for Global Business

by Jorge Fernandez Metro Atlanta Chamber Global Commerce Vice President Jorge Fernandez is on a month-long trip to China to teach at China Jiliang University and to continue building business relationships with key Chinese partners. More