Michael Yamashita never made the connection between two of his most significant bodies of work, how they show both sides of the same coin in China’s historic engagement with the outside world. For the veteran National Geographic Asia specialist, these daunting quests were simply about chasing the history of two of the world’s greatest explorers across an ever-changing continent. But as China increasingly looks outward Read more
Originally conceived to broaden its study abroad and student exchange curriculum, Kennesaw State University’s “Around the World in 80 Days” was honored Feb. 28 in Washington by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) with its 2017 Innovation Award. The Duke University-based association recognized the KSU program for “effectiveness” and for the connections it established Read more
Book: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats By: Jan-Philipp Sendker Reviewed by: Caroline Reber, author of the novel Life Happens, Google Ireland account strategist and former Global Atlanta marketing manager I don’t normally fall for romance books, but this love story spanning distance and decades had me hooked within a few pages. The story starts out in New Read more
The local office of the U.S. Commercial Service is looking for participants to join a trade mission to Singapore focused on opportunities in financial technology, payment processing and the digital economy.
Presidential candidate Bill Clinton‘s adviser James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid,” which fueled the defeat of sitting President George H.W. Bush in 1992. But from the perspective of Margaret “Maggie” Hanson-Muse, that’s too old school. Today, the more appropriate call to arms is “It’s technology, stupid.” A foot soldier of the U.S. Read more
Singapore is all about big data, says Maggie Hanson-Muse, the U.S.‘s minister counselor for commercial affairs based in the city-state. And she should know. Having worked for the U.S. Commercial Service since 1990 in half a dozen countries, she currently is responsible for U.S. commercial initiatives for seven countries in the ASEAN region including Singapore, Read more
Visiting the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Steve Haro asked how many attendees thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial free trade deal, would be ratified by Congress this year. Only a few hands went up.
It’s hard to say whether Mercer University‘s international outreach program, known as “Mercer On Mission,” owes more to the arrival on campus of a new president or the friendship that developed between two members of its staff. Since William Underwood became president in 2006 the university has taken off in a variety of ways. Its Read more
An Australian software firm that helps companies manage their workforces is set to open its headquarters for the Western Hemisphere in Alpharetta, employing 20 people when fully staffed. The announcement comes just a week after a manufacturer and a fintech firm from the Pacific country announced new operations in Georgia. Sydney-based Deputy already has customers Read more
It wasn’t too long ago that the Australian Trade Commission shut down its office in Atlanta, but two company relocations announced this week proved that interest in the South from Down Under remains strong.