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Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Pic: AP.

US: 1 American released from North Korea

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:02AM UTC Comments Off Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released....

US charity helps NKorea fight drug-resistant TB

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 6:59PM UTC Comments Off Pic: US charity fights NKorea TB

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American charity is increasing efforts against an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in North Korea, where it says it is making inroads in fighting the deadly disease....

Foundation Day

By Sun, Dec 01, 2013 2:53PM UTC Comments Off Foundation Day

As a Senior Member in one of the University of London’s intercollegiate halls, I had the pleasure of being invited to celebrate the 177th anniversary of the University’s foundation at Senate House.As Chancellor of the University of London, Princess Anne began the proceedings with a speech about the achievements of the University over the year, with a particular focus on the success of international programmes. As someone with a great interest in the future of academia, I get weirdly excited about news that the School of Advanced Studies has secured extra funding or that our MOOCs are a great success.In...

Back To Reality…

By Thu, Sep 12, 2013 1:55PM UTC Comments Off Back To Reality…

Every summer, I leave normal life behind for a few months and enter a parallel universe, or at least that’s how it feels working in the Social Programme Office at the English Language Centre at the University of Bath. Having always taken every opportunity to meet people from other countries and learn about their cultures, when a job first came up at the SPO, just as I was finishing my undergraduate degree in Bath, I jumped at the chance to spend all day every day looking after a large and diverse group of international students. I loved it so much...

MBA Program Course The Global Residency

By Thu, Mar 14, 2013 2:00PM UTC Comments Off MBA Program Course The Global Residency

MBA Program Course The Global Residency

Posted on behalf of Josh Leiling

During George Mason’s Global Residency, one of the MBA program requirements, I learned that it’s much more difficult for foreign competitors to start a business in Brazil than American businesses may realize. As discussed by a panel of entrepreneurs we visited, Americans interested in doing business here are faced by a barrage of barriers, from a complex tax code that most Brazilians don’t understand, inability of most Brazilians to speak English (including Sao Paulo and Rio), and transportation or other...

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