Community workers assemble an old seafaring container to build a school in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.

The David Livingstone of “Dr. Livingstone, I presume,” fame — H.M. Stanley’s reported salutation on the banks of Lake Tanganiyka on Nov. 10, 1871, held a mythic status during the Victorian era as being simultaneously a missionary and an advocate of Britain's commercial empire, an extraordinarily adventurous explorer and an anti-slavery crusader. More

Civil and Human Rights Center's CEO Foresees Emphasis on Religious Issues

by Phil Bolton | September 15, 2014 Despite the city's critical role in the U.S. civil rights movement, the future of Atlanta’s civil rights legacy will be more focused on religious conflict and its “history of working across religious lines,” according to Doug Shipman, the CEO of the recently opened National Center for Civil and Human Rights. More

U.K. Firm to Honor in Atlanta Outstanding Teachers Jan. 10

by Chris Freiberg | September 13, 2014 For many professionals, a successful career can be traced back to a nurturing mentor or former school teacher. Thanks to a new award program and charity fund from the British education-tech giant Promethean World Plc., some of those influential teachers can be properly recognized while giving even more back to the community. More

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

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

Columbus State President Headed to the Netherlands

by Trevor Williams | September 5, 2014 Columbus State University President Timothy Mescon is retiring and heading to the Netherlands, where he will start a regional headquarters for a nonprofit that supports university business schools globally.  More