'Slumdog' Author Optimistic About India's Future

by Trevor Williams | April 1, 2015 Vikas Swarup knows he had a privileged childhood in Allahabad, India. A descendant of lawyers, he grew up with access to his grandfather’s eclectic library of about 10,000 books and read voraciously, as cable television had not yet reached his city.  More

Guest Commentary: U.S. Family Firms Should Go Global to Survive

by Torsten Pieper and Joe Astrachan Kennesaw State University business professors Torstein Pieper and Joe Astrachan of the Cox Family Enterprise Center warn family-owned enterprises that engaging in international trade "already seems critical to survival." More

Kennesaw Scholar from Nigeria: Elections Were Fair, Electrifying and Historic

by Trevor Williams | April 1, 2015 Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and a democracy of more than 170 million people, was scheduled to go to the polls in February, but presidential and parliamentary elections were postponed to late March due to the threat of violence by Boko Haram, the Islamist insurgency that has taken hold in the north.  More
AmericasEconomic Development

Atlanta to Develop Foreign Investment Strategy With Brookings

by Trevor Williams | March 31, 2015 Atlanta has been selected for a program aimed at honing the story it tells to investors from around the world.  More
Middle East - North AfricaEconomic Development

Investing in Kurdistan? The Idea's Not as Outlandish As You'd Think

by Benjamin Kweskin Presented with the prospect of doing business in an area near territory controlled by the Islamic State, or ISIS, nestled between Syria and Iran, many U.S. businesses are understandably hesitant.  More