Since the Olympic Torch last passed through Atlanta in 1996, bidding for the Games has become a much more complex process with reforms that force cities to think of their legacy from the outset, according to a World Affairs Council of Atlanta panel April 9. “When we came along, they just said, ‘We’re open for Read more
Now a plumber’s apprentice in Avondale Estates, Majok Marier has co-written a memoir about his experience during the Sudanese civil war with the goal of educating others about the Lost Boys’ story to prevent future violence in his homeland and to benefit his family’s village.
The Atlanta Sister Cities Commission‘s annual report released in late May showed signs of life for the city’s international ties but also that Mayor Kasim Reed’s recent efforts to rekindle Atlanta’s long-dormant relationships are timely and necessary.
Despite a recent escalation of diplomatic tensions between China and the Philippines over territory in the South China Sea, the Philippines remain a safe and promising destination for foreign investment, the Filipino ambassador to the United States said May 27 in Atlanta. Speaking to local business leaders at the United Parcel Service Inc. headquarters in Read more
For health efforts in Africa to be successful, policy makers and business leaders must look beyond one-shot programs and think holistically about solutions to deeper systemic problems, high-level speakers concluded at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta’s Africa health summit this week.
Former President Jimmy Carter openly opposes a military strike on Syria and expressed hope in a Russian-brokered deal to allow the Middle Eastern country to declare and destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles under international supervision. A diplomatic solution is preferable to the use of force, Mr. Carter said at a town hall-style meeting Sept. 10 at The Carter Center in Atlanta. “The military strike will not solve anything,” Mr. Read more
Tucked away in a nondescript building in Kennesaw, it would be easy to mistake Novelis Inc.’s state-of-the-art Global Research & Technology Center for a humdrum corporate office. But German American Chamber of Commerce members got a behind-the-scenes peek that revealed the aluminum giant’s world-class engineering capabiilties.
Sometimes momentous, life-changing decisions can only be made in a single, radical moment – as Claude Wegscheider might tell you.
Delta Air Lines Inc. will invest $360 million to procure a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. in a bid to enhance its trans-Atlantic service, Delta announced Dec. 11. The joint venture will seek to offer both carriers greater flexibility with the strict landing slot constraints at London’s Heathrow Airport. “Our new partnership Read more
For Irish photographer Daragh Muldowney, the inspiration for his latest collection of work, a close-up study of Ireland’s coastal rock pools, sand formations and shells, began as a child. Growing up just a short trip from the coast, Mr. Muldowney came to appreciate the beauty concealed in the details along the shoreline, a quality which Read more