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2010 Media Coverage

2010 Media Coverage for Fariborz Ghadar
DATE MEDIA Quote/Feature
1/4/2010 Women's Wear Daily Comments on the government spending to prop up the economy. "They've spent so much money and there's so much liquidity out there," Ghadar says. "I think we've turned the corner, but it's just painful digging out of the hole that we've dug ourselves into." (Gauging Retail Shares: Challenging Year Ahead After a Buoyant 2009).
1/13/2010 ComputerWorld Comments on the Google-China standoff. "Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, director of Penn State's Center for Global Business Studies, said Google's message to China is 'enough is enough,' and the problems that China poses are not worth the damage to the brand." (Google's China Problem Unlikely to Deter Other Technology Companies). This article was reprinted in the San Francisco Chronicle and in several other tech publications.
1/14/2010 Voice of America Comments on the Google-China standoff. "Google has to make a decision whether they want to basically deviate from their vision mission statement that they 'do no harm' and stay in China, or whether they have just had enough and they don't like the restrictions, and they don't like the cyber attacks, and they're going to move out so as to preserve their name and brand." (Google May Leave Fast-Growing China).
2/1/2010 GateHouse News Service Comments on future of an Illinois Cadbury plant after the Kraft takeover. "If this is Cadbury's only gum plant in the country, these guys are probably safe unless Kraft has a huge manufacturing site (with) much more capacity, or if they decide to get out of the gum business altogether," Ghadar says. (For Loves Park Cadbury Plant, Being an 'Only' Is Good).
2/3/2010 U,S. House of Representatives Expert Testimoney - Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia of the Committee on Foreign Affairs- House of Representatives.
2/8/2010 Philadelphia Metro Comments on the need for international experience in MBA programs. "Even if you’re not doing business internationally, your competitors probably are," Ghadar says. (Go Global with Business).
2/12/2010 Minnesota Public Radio Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, interviewed regarding U.S. Policy on Iran on the program "Midmorning."
2/15/2010 Agence France-Presse, Comments on U.S. relations with Iran. "When you rely on the power of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to remain in power, it is only a matter of time before the regime becomes a paramilitary dictatorship—it is about time we realize this," Ghadar says. (Clinton Meets Saudi King After Tough Talk on Iran). This article was reprinted by nearly two dozen newspapers and news Web sites.
2/15/2010 The Associated Press Comments on U.S. relations with Iran. "When you rely on the power of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to remain in power it is only a matter of time before the regime becomes a paramilitary dictatorship—and it is about time we realize this," Ghadar says. (Clinton: Iran Is Becoming a Military Dictatorship). This article was reprinted by more than 80 newspapers and news Web sites.
2/16/2010 Federal News Radio, Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies, is interviewed regarding U.S. relations with Iran. (The Federal Drive).
2/16/2010 Bloomberg News Comments on U.S. relations with Iran. "Two-thirds of Ahmadinejad's 21-man original cabinet are members of the Revolutionary Guard, said Fariborz Ghadar ... The regime relies on the Guards' 'brute force' to crack down on protesters and 'is beholden' to them 'for its survival,' he said in an e-mail. It's 'only a matter of time before the regime becomes a paramilitary dictatorship.'" (Clinton Says Iran Moving to 'Military Dictatorship').
2/17/2010 Voice of America, Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies, is interviewed regarding the economies of China and India. (Money in Motion).
2/23/2010 VOANews.com, Comments on the economics of the Olympics. "In the Olympics, you have the costs of actually running the operation, and then you have the costs of building the infrastructure to house it. Generally, both of them are underestimated," Ghadar says. "And on the benefit side, they (host cities) always seem to exaggerate the benefit. In Vancouver they think they're going to make $9 billion, but in reality they will be very lucky if they even make $1 billion." (Big Sports - Big Cost).
2/25/2010 The Star (Jordan), Comments on U.S. relations with Iran. "When you rely on the power of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to remain in power it is only a matter of time before the regime becomes a paramilitary dictatorship—and it is about time we realize this," Ghadar says. (The Islamic Republic Invites the United States to a Mad Tea Party). This article also appeared in Lebanon's Daily Star.
3/12/2010 Central Penn Business Journal Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, is cited regarding the U.S. trade deficit. "Every $1 billion in lost U.S. exports is equivalent to 10,000 jobs, said Fariborz Ghadar." (Manufacturers Join Call to End Chinese Currency Manipulation).
4/7/2010 Garten Rothkopf Comments on "The Struggle over Sanctions on Iranian Oil and Gas"
3/30/2010 The Philadelphia Inquirer, Comments on the experiences of first-generation Asian students in American schools. "First-generation Asian kids really, really work hard—there's no other way to say it," says Ghadar. "Their SAT scores are good, their grades are good. And there is backlash by American kids who see these guys as major competitors in the classroom." (Asians Find Phila. Schools an Unexpected Experience).
5/5/2010 The Christian Science Monitor Comments on urbanization. "Some companies look at this as a huge opportunity," Ghadar says. "We're going to build roads, we're going to build buildings, and [tech companies] love this because you can put the Internet in concentrated cities much more efficiently." (Megacities of the World: A Glimpse of How We'll Live Tomorrow). This article also appeared more than a dozen Web sites, including ABCNews.com, and in newspapers, including the South China Morning Post.
5/21/2010 Women's Wear Daily, Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies, comments on consumer behavior. "They get spooked when the stock market goes down by 300 points and there's an oil spill," says Ghadar. "If you continually get bad news, then the consumer finally gets a little freaked." (Economic Fears Send Stocks Down Thursday).
5/28/2010 MarketWatch, Comments on the weakening euro. "The weaker euro will help the European manufacturers by making their products inexpensive," says Ghadar. "Globally, it makes the Europeans more competitive, even compared to Chinese manufacturers, and it hurts those on the outside like Japan and the U.S." (Weak Euro Raises Currency Bar for U.S. Exporters).
6/7/2010 Best's Insurance News, Comments on AIG's attempted sale of AIA Group. "Everybody in the stock market is gun shy right now. A little thing happens—over here, over there—and they get spooked. The situation in Korea, a flotilla in the Mediterranean ... and the stock market goes up and down like crazy," Ghadar says. "If there was a stable market, it wouldn't be a problem. I don't think there's another buyer around." (Plan B: AIG Is Exploring Other Options After AIA Sale Crumbles). This article also appeared on TradingMarkets.com
6/25/2010 CongressDaily/A.M., Comments on the Toronto G-20 summit in light of the previous summit in Pittsburgh. "There was much more consensus than there is this time," says Ghadar. (Obama, Europeans Expected to Clash at G-20 Summit).
9/3/2010 Financial Times Comments on legislation targeting China for its currency valuation. "The bill itself would only be symbolic since it would urge the Obama administration to do something that it doesn't want, or have, to do," Ghadar says. "But it would lead to a real decline in relations with China." (Renminbi Dispute Looks Set to Haunt Sino-U.S. Economic Talks).