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Can Soccer’s Revival  Survive England’s Retreat from Globalization?

Can Soccer’s Revival Survive England’s Retreat from Globalization?

April 26, 2019

Cronkite Professor explores how sports can offer a sliver of hope in a post-Brexit world In 2016 on the eve of the Brexit referendum in the UK, Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore, one of the most powerful men in British football (soccer), warned the country that it would be folly to vote to leave the European Union. Soccer, a game that at its roots was driven by loyalty to a hometown team, had become a prime example of a truly global business. English football, which began in the 1800s as a healthy local pastime for the working class, had built successful teams and modern new stadiums by being open to players, managers, fans, and deep-pocketed owners from around the world.read more


Thunderbirds Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Thunderbirds Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution

April 25, 2019

In November, Sanjeev Khagram, Thunderbird’s Dean and Director General, outlined the political, environmental, and technological challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The following interactive infographic showcases how Thunderbird alums across the worlds are rising to meet these challenges. Specifically, the infographic highlights the concentrations of alumni global via a heat map while featuring those who are working to solve the three main challenges associated with the 4th Industrial Revolution that Dean Khagram has been talking about: Working to solve challenges to globalism Working to solve planetary challenges Working to solve workplace challengesread more


Language As the Key to Global Mindset

Language As the Key to Global Mindset

April 15, 2019

Thunderbird Reinstates 2nd Language Requirement for English Speakers How comfortable are you with your hallos and holas, your ciaos and chào bạns, or your bonjours and buongiornos? If the answer is not very comfortable, you’re not alone: 75% of British adults can’t speak a foreign language competently and 75% of American adults speak only their native tongue. And English dominates much of the rest of the world. Behind Chinese and Spanish, English is No. 3 in the world with more than 360 million native speakers. English is the official language in at least 59 countries and has become lingua franca in the global business world. It’s estimated that English is spoken at a useful level by some 1.75 billion people worldwide — that’s one in every four of us.read more


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