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Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Africa’s Transformation and Growth

Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Africa’s Transformation and Growth

February 27, 2019

The continent of Africa has often been invisible in the annals of history. There are few, sporadic mentions of Africa’s technological prowess, save for the Great Kingdom of Mali, the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and the Library in Alexandria. While it is widely acknowledged from the theory of evolution that life began in Africa, the continent has been left behind throughout the periods of enlightenment. This is about to change.read more

Thunderbird and ASU Join UN’s Global Compact Network USA as Official Academic Partner

Thunderbird and ASU Join UN’s Global Compact Network USA as Official Academic Partner

February 26, 2019

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan created the U.N. Global Compact (UNGC) 18 years ago to align corporations on 10 universal sustainability principles and give globalization a human face. The compact combines U.N.’s global reach with tools and best practices from business. It offers a roadmap for organizations, companies, and governments to be able to align core business capabilities with society’s pressing needs.read more

Here’s What Trump Needs To Learn About Immigration

Here’s What Trump Needs To Learn About Immigration

February 7, 2019

To get an unbiased opinion on the complicated question of immigration, I asked Harvard’s Bill Kerr for his take on the migrant caravan, Trump, and how talent immigrants fit into global innovation strategy.read more

America's Soft Power Slips in Global Rankings

America's Soft Power Slips in Global Rankings

December 19, 2018

For much of the last century, the United States has sustained its status as a global superpower by tempering its military might with the promotion of democratic values and the strength of American culture around the world. That hearts and minds approach, or America’s soft power – the ability to achieve objectives through attraction and persuasion – has been essential to effective foreign policy and successful global trade. But according to two leading global surveys, America’s ability to be influential without wielding a big stick is being tarnished by changes that put the U.S. at odds with traditional allies.read more

Leadership for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Leadership for the 4th Industrial Revolution

November 28, 2018

Our world is at Hour One of a new day ... a new era of massive changes. With these changes, come challenges. It will take a new kind of global leader to overcome the political, environmental, and technological challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. For more about the challenges and what the traits necessary for a successful global leader, view this data visualization: Leadership for the 4th Industrial Revolutionread more

Sanjeev Khagram Dean and Director General, Thunderbird

Developing Global Leaders in an Age of Rapid Innovation and Disruption

November 28, 2018

Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, shares his thoughts about global political, environmental, and technological challenges as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Dean Khagram spoke at GetGlobal 2018 held in Los Angeles in November 2018 and described as the largest summit in North America focusing on international strategy, business expansion, and key foreign market dynamiread more

Q&A with Prof. Robert Grosse: Thoughts about Brexit by Robert Grosse

Prof. Robert Grosse: Brexit May Not Be As Bad As Expected

October 2, 2018

With only six months until Britain is due to leave the European Union, the country is yet to finalize a withdrawal agreement on the terms of its departure. Uncertainty over how Brexit will impact trade, tariffs, and borders has led to widespread concerns over expected economic and social disruptions. But one Thunderbird professor thinks concerns about Brexit have been overblown.read more

Brexit Update: What You Need to Know

Brexit Update: What You Need to Know

September 25, 2018

On June 23, 2016, British voters took part in a referendum to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%. More than 30 million people voted – almost 72% of eligible voters. Little is certain, and many deadlines have been changed since the Brexit referendum, but as things stand now, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union at 11pm UK time on Friday, 29 March 2019. That deadline can be extended if all 28 EU members agree, but at the moment all sides are focusing on that date as being the key one.read more

Is China worsening the developing world’s environmental crisis?

Is China Worsening the Developing World’s Environmental Crisis?

September 13, 2018

The developing world is in the midst of an environmental crisis. Simply breathing the air is a leading cause of death. One recent study found that pollution is to blame for a fifth of sub-Saharan Africa’s infant deaths. Another showed that exposure to toxins or other dangerous substances in the air killed over 9 million people in 2015 alone...read more

Top CEOs Say Trump Courts Economic Failure Through Anti-Immigration

Top CEOs Say Trump Courts Economic Failure Through Anti-Immigration

August 28, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook and many other leading CEOs wrote a letter to Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, expressing concern over the administration’s immigration policies. Photo Credit: Apple The second most powerful woman in the world grew up in Chennai, India, (formerly... read more