Agnes Scott College, the women’s institution in Decatur, is once again proving its commitment to building globally oriented leaders by hiring a former Obama administration trade official as its new president.
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With trade and farm policies as well as immigration on the Trump administration’s front burners, Georgia’s former governor and U.S. secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue, and his cousin U.S. Sen. David Perdue are apt to be on the front lines of Washington’s New Year policy issues. Sonny Perdue accompanied the president at the 2018 American Read more
Some news services keep track of stats in real time, flashing page views and other story performance metrics on newsroom screens, spurring reporters on as if they were day traders squeezing value from their investments. While we understand the need to broadening your reach — if a tree falls in the forest and all — Read more
Immediately after the University of Georgia’s football team captured the Rose Bowl championship in an overtime thriller New Year’s Day, their coach Kirby Smart could only exclaim to the interviewers “These kids believed. They never stopped chopping wood, and they just kept to the main thing, the main thing.” Soon afterwards, when Global Atlanta asked Read more
Book: Darktown: A Novel (The Darktown Series) Author: Thomas Mullen, Atria Books, 2016 Review by: Ambassador Charles Shapiro, president, World Affairs Council of Atlanta I love detective mysteries. And I love Atlanta. Thomas Mullen’s Darktown is a detective novel set in Atlanta. What’s not to like? Here’s some background: In 1948 Atlanta Police Chief Herbert Read more
Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Author: J.D. Vance Review by: Richard Phillips, dean of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University J.D. Vance’s memoir describes a family whose grandparents choose to leave poverty in rural Kentucky to pursue the possibility of a middle-class income in the Read more
Book: Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City 1946-1996 Author: Frederick Allen, 1996 Review by: Nadia Theodore, consul general of Canada to the Southeast U.S. I began my appointment to the Southeast U.S.A (with a territory covering Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee) in mid- September of 2017. With my husband and Read more
Book: The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist’s Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic Author: Wade Davis, 1985 Review by: Trevor Williams, managing editor, Global Atlanta When I first traveled to Haiti in 2012, I was amazed at its sheer cultural magnetism. In spite of its poverty and Read more
Book title: Grant Author: Ron Chernow, published by Penguin Press Review by: Professor Jeff Rosensweig, director, Robson Program for Business, Public Policy, and Government, Goizueta Business School, Emory University Ron Chernow is the leading biographer of our era, best known for his work Hamilton that was later adapted to the Broadway musical of the same name. Chernow’s latest biography, Grant, presents Read more
Book: Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta Authors: Andrew Young, Harvey Newman and Andrea Young Review by: Kayode Laro, Consul General of Nigeria in Atlanta The title of the book puts the focus on Ambassador Andrew Young, but it is as much a book about Ambassador Young’s contributions to the growth and development Read more