Being a 'good BRIC': how the rising BRIC economies can be a win-win for the global economy - Summer
As the 'are we'/'aren't we' debate continues around Britain's early or late emergence from the global recession it is clear that the so called 'BRIC' economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are proving somewhat more resilient to the global economic downturn suffered by the Western economies. So how much can we learn from them about developing these new growing middle class markets abroad and how much do they still need our skill set in terms of their recent mergers and acquisitions? Boni So
Video Gallery: Global Ocean Circulation
This video gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses that allow educators to discuss scientific ideas and classroom applications with AMNH scientists and educators. Part of The Ocean System course, the gallery includes the three short videos, which are available ...
The Internet Living Swahili Dictionary
The Kamusi Project is a collaborative work by people all over the world. Together we are working to establish new dictionaries and learning resources for the Swahili language - Kiswahili- both within Swahili and between Swahili and English. Swahili is the most widely spoken African language, with as many as 100 million speakers in East and Central Africa. Swahili is a national language of Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda, and it is an official language of the African Union. We invite you to become a
What's Shaping the Global Internet Society?, Spring 2009
The Internet continues to evolve rapidly. How it evolves will have a huge impact upon how individuals will use it and the impact they will have on society. This course will examine how new technologies, government policies, standards decisions, business practices, and different worldviews are shaping how the Internet is being used in countries around the world. The course will begin with an examination how Internet policy, telecommunications policy, information policy, national security policy,
Dan Smythe, MatlinPatterson Global Advisors
Dan Smythe (MBA '84), Partner with MatlinPatterson Global Advisors, joins us for this edition of "Hot Topics in Finance", a series of interviews with Darden School of Business alumni who are top players in the field of finance. They are giving back to Darden by interacting with current students in classroom sessions, giving their insights and perspectives, and answering questions that arise during the classroom discussions. This series of in-studio interviews gives us a chance to meet each of
Laying Foundations, Living Faith
Documentary about the past, present and future of Duke Chapel, created April 2010. If you would like to support the Chapel in any way, including the PathWays program, visit: http://www.chapel.duke.edu/friends/give.html
Johns Hopkins Global MBA--Trevor Kuchar
Global MBA student Trevor Kuchar, an American with a degree in East Asian studies and experience as an entrepreneur in China, believes in the global marketplace, and in the ties that link the workings of commerce and society. He looks forward not just to enhancing his knowledge at the Carey Business School but also to sharing insights from his Chinese experiences with his teachers and classmates in the Global MBA program.
Johns Hopkins Global MBA-Jack Hirsch
Global MBA student Jack Hirsch, who was born in Israel and has lived in Africa and the U.S., is drawn to the international orientation and trailblazing character of the Global MBA program. His professional career has included experiences with start-up ventures whose "dynamic environments" have proved excellent laboratories of learning, He sees this same "enterprising spirit" in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Johns Hopkins Global MBA--David Snead
Global MBA student David Snead, an American with a degree in sociology from Harvard University, has worked as an interpreter in Buenos Aires, an associate in an accounting firm, and a VP of sales and marketing at a software company. He envisions a career in the health care field.
Johns Hopkins Global MBA-Stephanie Dudek
Global MBA student Stephanie Dudek, who has academic and professional experience in international relations, says the Innovation for Humanity Project is primarily what convinced her to come to the Carey Business School. The project's application of the school's philosophy to hands-on work in a developing country, she explains, illustrates a new and sorely needed approach to business education. Carey Business School students, she says, "get to see the whole package rather than just words in a boo
Johns Hopkins Global MBA-Shahd AlShehail
Global MBA student Shahd AlShehail, from Saudi Arabia, educated in Bahrain and the U.S., has directed operations at a Saudi fashion business and initiated a project to promote the work of local women artisans. She sees herself working as a "social entrepreneur" challenging the accepted wisdom in her native land that women belong strictly in the household.
Johns Hopkins Global MBA--Alice Chan
Global MBA student Alice (Cheuk) Chan, a native of Hong Kong, studied business and economics at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Her areas of expertise are marketing and social media. She has actively volunteered with the New York Aquarium and the American Red Cross and loves languages, swimming and snowboarding.
Johns Hopkins Global MBA--Anita Okoh
Global MBA student Anita Okoh, with a bachelor's in biology and health sciences and a master of public health from Emory University, has contributed to the public health and policy sectors as a research analyst in both the U.S. and her home country of Ghana.
Hero Motors' Pankaj Munjal: Going Global with a Passion for Wheels
Cars and bikes are in Pankaj Munjal's blood -- his family founded the US$5 billion Hero Group, the New Delhi-based enterprise comprising 20 companies including the world's largest manufacturer of bicycles. As managing director of Hero Motors and Hero Cycles, Munjal oversees the company's two-wheeler production and its global auto components business. In an interview with India Knowledge@Wharton, he spoke about why his firm is focused on the small-car market, what he looks for in new hires, and w
Prime Focus' Namit Malhotra: We Are Looking at the Global Marketplace
Prime Focus contributed 10% of the visual effects of James Cameron's 'Avatar'. Riding on that success, the global visual entertainment services group, which specializes in providing creative and technical services, is spreading its wings further. We have to take advantage of our positioning in India and now the world, says founder and global CEO Namit Malhotra in an interview with India Knowledge@Wharton.
Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change, Global Warming
The terms greenhouse effect, climate change, and global warming are often used interchangeably, yet they really refer to three separate and distinct processes. This activity examines all three and assesses whether Earth's atmosphere is getting warmer.
Spartan Sagas: Gabrielle Kleber, A global perspective through garbage.
MSU student Gabrielle Kleber is an international beachcomber who is looking for trash, not treasure. The MSU senior, who is majoring in chemical engineering and environmental studies, already has earned the title of world traveler--and garbage woman--in her quest to study how marine pollution travels the globe. More at http://spartansagas.msu.edu/saga/1001/
GLOBE 1987 Global Patterns Poster
The purpose of the ESS activities associated with the GLOBE 1987 Global Patterns Poster is to help students understand the broader global context for local GLOBE measurements. Students discover patterns in global maps of environmental data, interpret those patterns, and draw conclusions and make predictions based on them; communicate those interpretations and predictions; and develop an understanding that the components of the Earth system interact. By completing this activity, students will gai
Study: Soot Is Second Leading Cause of Global Warming
Soot from the burning of fossil fuels and solid biofuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought, according to a new Stanford study. But, unlike carbon dioxide, soot lingers only a few weeks in the atmosphere, so cutting emissions could have a significant and rapid impact on the climate. Controlling it may be the only option for saving the Arctic sea ice from melting. If soot emissions were eliminated, more than 1.5 million premature deaths from soot inhalation could be pre
Learning about the Chinese People: Local Knowledge and Global Context
Producing Knowledge about China: Social Science Perspectives Roundtable: Learning about the Chinese People: Local Knowledge and Global Context Moderator: Xin Liu, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley China and Psych Knowledge in Global Encounters Li Zhang, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis Chinese Automobility and US Rhetorics of Identity Cotten Seiler, Associate Professor and Chair of American Studies, Dickinson Coll