The Rise of the New Global Elite

In this month’s Atlantic, Chrystia Freeland argues that the revolution in information technology and the liberalization of global trade has created a new global elite. Although individual nations have provided their own contributions to income inequality – financial deregulation and upper-bracket tax cuts in the United States, insider privatization in Russia, rent-seeking in regulated industries in India and Mexico – everything flows much more freely on a global scale these days.

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First Learn Spanish and Then Study Chinese.

Great piece by Nicholas Kristof on the importance of learning Spanish first, as Americans. Not only is our school system set up to learn Spanish, it can be a much easier language to learn, practice and apply in real-life, be it for a career or simply travel to our neighbors in the south who are growing in importance.

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To Bee or Not to Bee: Geography Has the Questions (and the Answers)

The National Geography Bee offers a fun yet competitive way to learn about the world through geography.

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Report from the Field: One Asia Momentum – Full-Speed Ahead

By Diane Gulyas, guest blogger I recently returned from The World Knowledge Forum – a sort of Asian Davos with a heavy Korean flair – held in Seoul every year.  This Forum is no small meeting with 2,000 attendees and 200 international speakers with such high-fliers as former Prime Minister Tony Blair, innovative business leader Richard Branson, CEO […]

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Best Countries for Jobs Next Year

Manpower’s results of its survey include these top 5: India, China, Taiwan, Brazil, Turkey

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What We Need is a Cultural Language Revolution

The United States may be the only industrialized nation in the world where it’s possible to complete secondary and post-secondary education without any foreign language study whatsoever. Although most high schools and colleges/universities sometimes require one or two years of foreign language study for graduation, this small effort won’t suffice if our students are to […]

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World Cities

In today’s New York Times, there is a thoughtful piece by Tony Judt, the director of the Remarque Institute at New York University who died in August. The piece reflects one man’s view of world cities, specifically New York, and pays homage to the global citizens who find themselves at home in NYC for a short […]

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More Relevant Than Ever: Going Abroad Pays Off for Women

Working abroad can fast-track your career, broaden your professional capabilities, increase your pay, and expand your personal horizons.  Women who break the glass ceiling and rise to the top today are often those who have worked internationally. In her latest online column How it Can Pay Off for Women to Work Abroad for the Washington Post, Selena […]

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Chinese Approach to the Job Search

Here’s an interesting article from the Global Times on one Chinese student’s approach to the competitive job search. He’s certainly aggressive!

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