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by / on January 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm / in Fall 2013, Latin America, World

Corrupting the Cup

…greatest legend, pleaded with fans to spare the national team their ire and to avoid protesting until after the World Cup. Another former great, Ronaldo, a member of the World Cup Local Organizing Committee, sparked outrage because of a quote pulled from a 2011 interview that circulated online: “World Cups aren’t held with hospitals.” Although the sentence was taken out of context, he nevertheless defended himself by pointing out that the World

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by / on April 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm / in Asia, Jenny Yeji Yoo, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Organizations, World

US-China Power Play, and the Fiscal Play

…for China, India, and Brazil on the board. Though done in a reserved tone, existing institutions such as ADB and World Bank have welcomed the AIIB into the banking world, adding even more legitimacy to the startup America wanted to dismiss: “With the right environment, labour, and procurement standards, the AIIB and the New Development, established by the BRICS countries, have the potential to become great new forces in the economic development o…

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by / on April 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 04/13-04/18

…rveillance, regulation and capital market development. In 2010, he was nominated and elected as Chairman of Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA), gaining his extensive experiences in banking businesses and financial markets. Since 2014, Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul has been a member of the Board of Investment as well as a member of the State Enterprises Supervisory Board. In September 2011, during the IMF and World Bank annual meetings, he was awa…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…s and government organizations such as the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations. Professor Wei has published extensively on topics on international finance, trade, and the Chinese economy in leading academic journals. His research has also been reported in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Business Week, Chicag…

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by / on October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/13 – 10/19

…Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and held various positions at the World Bank. Mr. Dahlman is the author of a number of publications and books. His most recent work is The World under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment. This event is sponsored by the Program in Economic Policy Management, A continental breakfast will be provided before the event starts. Fo…

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by / on July 19, 2012 at 9:30 am / in Opinion, World

Endless War: West Bank Occupation Hazards

…rocess that must go forward. The Levy report recommended that Israel should legalize its settlements in the West Bank because this land is not legally occupied.  The report’s reasoning is perverse and, frankly, laughable: the jurists note that an occupation by definition is a temporary occupation of territory during a conflict to be returned upon the conflict’s termination, and as Israel has occupied the West Bank for decades and there is no sign…

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 7:05 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Interview

Interview with President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves

…rebranded itself as E-stonia. And a leader in this remarkable transformation of Estonia from a Soviet state to a world leader is Toomas Ilves, the President of Estonia. Ilves started his career with Radio Free Europe and has served his country as Ambassador to the US, as Foreign Minister and now as President. He is a proponent of internet freedom as a human right and has been honored as co-chair of the World Bank Development Report on IT. Ilves c…

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by / on October 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm / in Asia, Web Columnists, World

Jockeying for Position

by Pick your poison: Mao and Nixon Recent world events in which the US has been reticent to act have brought China’s possible role as the leader in world politics to the forefront of public discussion. In August of last year, the Assad regime in Syria used chemical weapons (in the form of the nerve agent Sarin) against rebels opposed to his regime. This move symbolized the crossing of what was supposed to be America’s red line, but th…

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Current Issue, World

Obama’s Stick: Big Enough?

…him for the presidency in the first place. Considering his domestic woes, Obama should fix his gaze abroad. The world has changed dramatically since Obama took office. Bush-era missions in the Middle East have ended, numerous regimes have fallen in the Middle East, technology has changed the nature of warfare, and crises are emerging the world over. Obama could end his presidency on a triumphant note by shoring up U.S. foreign policy. The proble…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm / in Africa, Organizations, World

Gimme, Gimme More

…ead negotiate with national-level political leaders endorsed by international organizations like the IMF and the World Bank, even if these leaders do not have the support of local residents. Unfortunately for the displaced and their land, the IMF and World Bank generally back leaders who show promise to prioritize their countries’ financial concerns, particularly those related to international debt. A leader backed by international financing orga…

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