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2011 Media Coverage

Media coverage of Dr. Fariborz Ghadar and the Center for Global Business Studies for 2011.
2011 Media Coverage for Fariborz Ghadar
2/3/11 Voice of America Fariborz Ghadar comments on the role of unemployment in the Middle East unrest. "The Middle East alone to keep their youth employed has to generate six, seven, eight million jobs," Ghadar says. "The mismanagement of the Iranian economy could in fact see a backlash of the Iranian population because their food prices are going up, too. Their inflation is going up, too." (Egypt Not Alone in Its Economic Problems).
2/11/11 The Hill's Congress Blog Fariborz Ghadar writes about the economic challenges facing Iran and makes recommendations for U.S. policy toward the country. "The challenges facing Iran's economy remain the same as three decades ago: corruption, mismanagement of Iran's natural resources, lack of foreign investment, unemployment, brain drain, squeezing out the private sector, and, last but not least, putting ideology before national economic interests," Ghadar and a coauthor write. (Iran's Crisis amid Middle East Turmoil). This article also appeared on
4/1/11 The Atlantic Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies, writes an article about the effect of the Japanese nuclear disaster on Iran's nuclear energy ambitions. "While Japan's unfolding nuclear and humanitarian crisis resurrected longstanding fears in the West about the safety of nuclear power and the potential vulnerabilities of the world's over 400 operational nuclear power plants, among Iranians it seems to have inaugurated a long overdue debate," Ghadar and his coauthor write. (Will Fukushima Force Iran to Reconsider Nuclear Program). This article was excerpted on
4/7/11 FOX News Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies, appeared on "Special Report with Bret Baier" commenting on the unrest in the Middle East.
4/13/11 Reuters Fariborz Ghadar comments on U.S.-Qatari relations. "Qatar has played more of an even-handed role in the region from the perspective of the regional players," says Ghadar. "They have a close relationship with Iran. They mutually share in the huge gas field that lies across both of their territories. Qatar has a very good relationship with the UAE and Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. So it's playing more of an intermediary where they all come and talk to each other." (Analysis: Visit Highlights Qatar's Growing Role as U.S. Ally). This article also appeared in Malaysia's Star.
4/29/11 Voice of America Fariborz Ghadar is interviewed regarding the U.S. debt ceiling. (Money in Motion).
5/6/11 Central Penn Business Journal Fariborz Ghadar comments on how fuel prices affect the prices of other goods and services. "High prices won't last forever and will likely come down at the end of the summer as fewer people take to the roads for vacations, he said. Prices for other products and services, whether plastics, food or transportation, also will come down but more slowly, he said. Companies will proceed cautiously on pricing, waiting to see what competitors and suppliers do, he said." (Riding It Out).
5/11/11 Voice of America Fariborz Ghadar was interviewed on VOA TV regarding his book Global Tectonics: What Every Business Needs to Know.
5/11/11 Fariborz Ghadar  comments on Donald Trump's suggestion that the United States place a 25 percent import tax on goods from China. "Everything China sells us will be 25 percent more expensive," Ghadar says. "It's just mind-boggling." (Could President Trump Fix America?).
8/30/11 Women's Wear Daily Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies, comments on consumer confidence. "The bulk of the population is a little bit nervous, and they're nervous because they're not quite sure what's going on and you can sort of appreciate that," says Ghadar. (Consumer Confidence Fall Highlights Uncertainty).
10/11/11 Pittsburg Post - Gazette Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies, comments on the role of education in unemployment. "The problem is only 6 percent of our student body wants to get an engineering degree. That number is 15 percent in Germany and over 20 percent in India and China," Ghadar says. (Obama and Jobs Council Will Visit Here).