Dr. Daniel S. Papp, the former president of Kennesaw State University (KSU) has been chosen by the Atlanta Council on International Relations (ACIR) to assume the post of chairman of its board of advisors. The ACIR is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing its members and metro Atlanta with a better understanding of the issues […]
Book: Reporter, a memoir Author: Seymour M. Hersh Reviewed by Paul Varian, retired CNN and UPI editor/ writer/reporter On Oct. 22, 1969, freelance Washington reporter Seymour Hersh got a vague tip that the U.S. Army was preparing to court-martial one of its soldiers at Fort Benning, Ga., for the mass killing of civilians in South […]
Atlanta-based East West Manufacturing has purchased a North Carolina factory in what it hopes will be the beginning of a string of acquisitions to beef up its domestic presence. The company has built its reputation as a contract manufacturer sourcing products and components from a diverse array of Asian contract suppliers as well as from […]
Newly arrived in July at the Georgia Department of Agriculture in charge of business development overseas for Georgia produce, Paul Thompson was off immediately to Indonesia. After seven and a half years at the Atlanta State Farmers Market, Mr. Thompson’s calendar now is full of possible trips to all corners of the world, most often […]
A Macon family foundation has provided funds for four clinics in Vietnam where local doctors and technicians can provide amputees, who have lost limbs primarily from unexploded ordnance left over from the Vietnam War, with specially fitted prosthetics. Mercer University announced on June 26 that its “Mercer On Mission” program, which is served by the […]
Luis Gallegos is an Ecuadorian with more than three decades of diplomatic experience, including a stint as his nation’s ambassador to the United Nations and a long history of working on global disability issues. His unlikely audience at a metro Atlanta reception Feb. 24 was a blend of Kennesaw State University students, faculty and 22 fellows from the Young Southeast […]
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 […]
While still in his early 20s, Scott Ellyson learned two lessons as a global strategy consultant for the accounting and professional services firm Price WaterhouseCoopers LLP. The first was that companies had to expand and globalize to be competitive, and secondly, certain regions around the world have competitive advantages over others. Currently a co-founder and […]
A state-owned Vietnamese industrial park manager is coming to Atlanta to recruit firms eager to capitalize on the country’s manufacturing momentum.