Georgia State University President Mark Becker in early December took his first trip to Israel, where he shared best practices with counterparts and sought to strengthen ties with some of the country’s top institutions, according to The Signal, the student-run newspaper. Dr. Becker traveled with five other American university presidents on a trip backed by the Read more
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Book: An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice Author: Khizr Khan Review by: Soumaya Khalifa, president, Khalifa Consulting and founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta In an age of polarization, this book gives readers a boost in patriotism and deep hope and belief in the American dream. The author, Khizr Khan and Read more
Book: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Authors: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Review by: William De Baets, consul general of Belgium in the Southeast U.S. I discovered a rather unknown part of U.S. history when I picked up this book. As a European I was indeed taught about Read more
Atlanta-based Arby’s is planning to open 50 new restaurants in Egypt with a local franchisee, starting in 2018. The fast-food chain signed a development agreement with Vantage Egypt for Tourism Entertainment, the restaurant subsidiary of the Halawa dairy group, which already operates international concepts like Papa John’s pizza in the North African country.
Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post produced for Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. It’s only a year long, but Master’s of International Business students at Georgia State University could already see how the degree will influence their futures as they approached December graduation.
Editor’s note: This Q&A is sponsored by Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. Name: Mohammad Qais Nasimi City and country where you’re from: Kabul, Afghanistan Employer and title (if applicable): Independent Consultant Global Atlanta: What made this program right for you? Why did you choose the MIB instead of an MBA or another business Read more
Major Gen. Noam Tibon, a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces for 35 years, a former commander of a paratrooper battalion, and commander of the Northern Formation, meaning he was responsible for the security of Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, concluded a Global Atlanta interview Nov. 15 at The Temple on Peachtree Street with a Read more
To Jim Hall, it was a harmless product sample. The Egyptian airport authorities didn’t see it the same way. The resulting misunderstanding cost the CEO of Atlanta-based Triatek a few hours as he passed through Cairo en route to a meeting in Beirut, Lebanon. At issue was one of Triatek’s airflow valves, a stainless steel Read more
When Sean Casey looked into the crystal ball for his young company, it became increasingly clear that the key to its future lay beyond U.S. borders. The former residential real estate broker had founded Rotorcorp LLC with his brother in California, a helicopter pilot and mechanic who had cashed out of another venture providing aerial Read more
Every year Peachtree City-based Aventure Aviation Inc. awards scholarships to three aircraft maintenance technicians enrolled in an accredited aviation educational institution. The scholarships are administered through the Northrop Rice Foundation in Houston with one stipulation — that at least one of the recipients be an international student studying in the United States on a student Read more