It’s not a country that many Americans can find on a map, but Uzbekistan’s ambassador to the U.S. says that a raft of reforms enacted since 2016 make it worth another glance, especially from investors. Already, companies like Honeywell, Coca-Cola and General Electric are expanding production in the Central Asian nation of 33 million people, […]
One of architect Akin Afolayan‘s professors calls him a “walking emerging market,” and until he came to the United States, emerging economies were all he’d ever known.
A new Atlanta-based nonprofit, Hope Builds, grew out of the desire to use his design skills to meet development challenges in Nigeria, where he lived and studied for 10 years.
MAP International, the Georgia-based Christian health organization, is sending medicine and medical supplies to Uzbekistan to help refugees from neighboring Kyrgyzstan, where ethnic violence has recently erupted. MAP, which has offices in Atlanta and a warehouse in Brunswick, has assembled supplies valued at $1.5 million wholesale for shipment to the region, according to a news […]
Avondale Estates resident Peggy Roney already has completed eight trips with the Friendship Force International and is registered to go on her ninth as a “Friendship Ambassador” to Uzbekistan in September. In preparation for this upcoming adventure, she has contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carter Center, Emory University and Georgia State […]
Robert Brindley admits that when he first considered moving to Uzbekistan, he had to take out a world atlas to remember where it was. “I didn't know much about Uzbekistan at all," said Dr. Brindley, a U.K. native who spent the last eight years as headmaster of the Atlanta International School in Buckhead. After his […]
Kevin Glass didn't learn the riches of cultural diversity in his childhood schools.
In his neighborhood in the northeastern English city of Newcastle, most folks shared the same race, beliefs and social standing.
"At my high school, there were no ethnic minorities. There were no different colors, races or even religions there at all," said Mr. Glass.