Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

Outsourcing of Indian Education

Rigid government control hobbles Indian universities’ attempt to compete globally
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
June 15, 2006

East Asia’s Troubled Waters – Part III

Chinese forced-labor victims press Japan to embrace emerging international standards of accountability
William Underwood
May 2, 2006

The Opportunity of the Cartoon Crisis

Despite the dangers it presents, the outrage shows what needs to be done
Kishore Mahbubani
February 9, 2006

Educating for the 21st Century – Part I

Aiming to increase the allure of its universities, China pursues foreign students
Sara Schlemm
January 12, 2006

Educating for the 21st Century – Part II

Rural Indian school trains next generation of global players
Orly Friedman
January 17, 2006

Cartoon Jihad

Besides showing the cultural gulf with the West, the affair shows the clout of globalized Islam
Sadanand Dhume
February 7, 2006

The Search for a Past

After a long search for birth parents in China, a woman prepares an online manual to help others
Cathy Shufro
January 12, 2017

More Chinese Are Sending Younger Children to Schools in US

Parents appreciate the independent thinking and opportunities
Miriam Jordan
January 5, 2017

Algorithms Are Making US Small-Minded

Computer programs try to please but put users on narrow paths
Sydney Finkelstein
January 3, 2017

To Save Global Liberalism, Time to Look Beyond Government

Global groups cannot wait for governments to solve problems
Peter Westmacott
January 3, 2017

How to Cure the Globalization Backlash

The developed world has lost its confidence
Harold Sirkin
December 23, 2016