Panama‘s roots into the Georgia Institute of Technology go deep as Global Atlanta learned during a visit in 2014, and Tech grads saw on Saturday when Juan Carlos Varela, Panama’s president and a 1985 graduate with an industrial engineering degree, delivered one of three commencement addresses. Mr. Varela was actually the third member of his immediate […]
This past year has provided the Georgia Institute of Technology with a number of new partnerships in keeping with the university’s objectives of increased global engagement and preparing its students for “global leadership.” The announcement in early December of the new Georgia Tech Tianjin University Shezhen Institute , which will be located on a 40-acre […]
Savannah saw its largest-ever container ship July 13, the first to call on the port after passing through the recently expanded Panama Canal.
As part of a concerted effort to reach out to international alumni, the Georgia Institute of Technology is to hold a Latin American Homecoming in Atlanta from Oct. 23-25. The LATAM celebration is to be an opportunity for recent graduates as well as those who haven’t been on campus for decades to reconnect with the […]
With the expansion of the Panama Canal, Panama is poised for explosive growth, not only from shipping more and larger cargo but also from the trickle down effect of the increased ancillary businesses in energy, infrastructure, conservation, banking and tourism, according to speakers at a seminar held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber Aug. 27 including Robert […]
Look at the study-abroad map of most universities across Georgia, and Costa Rica seems like the constant destination. The programs are diverse: some students take Spanish while teaching English; others learn about tropical ecosystems or how to develop ecotourism programs. Study-abroad websites promising “life-changing” experiences show images of lush forests and students zip-lining, riding horses or whooshing down water slides. With its political stability, biodiversity, relative poverty […]
The media is atwitter that President Barack Obama will not just shake hands with Cuban President Raúl Castro but will actually talk with him at the Summit of the Americas (SOA) which starts Friday night in Panama. My guess: expect more. The Summit of the Americas is a meeting of the Western Hemisphere countries that […]
President Obama will join 34 other heads of state from the Western Hemisphere in Panama today, including — for the first time — Cuba. The Summit of the Americas represents an extraordinary opportunity for the United States to deepen ties with like-minded democracies and a consumer market of 620 million people. It comes on […]
Georgia Institute of Technology played a key role in organizing a convention of 400 university leaders in Panama April 9-10 ahead of this weekend’s Summit of the Americas, which will draw leaders from around the hemisphere including U.S. President Barack Obama. Georgia Tech has a logistics center in Panama, and one of its alumni, Juan Carlos Varela, was elected president of the country in […]
Six years ago, before Mayor Kasim Reed was even in office and before Vice President Joe Biden has promised the Savannah harbor would be deepened “come hell or high water,” Global Atlanta visited Panama to write a special report on the how the canal expansion project would affect Georgia. This year we returned and found the work in full swing.