2014 Media Coverage

2014 Media Coverage for Fariborz Ghadar
DATEMEDIAQuote/Feature
Jan/Feb 2014 Industrial Management Magazine In the span of a decade, biotechnology has evolved from an R&D initiative to a major force in the agriculture and health care industries. Manufacturers should prepare to feel increasingly the effects of biotech applications as well. While society continues to debate the morality of biotechnology, companies that develop safe applications accepted by a wary public will reap enormous profits.
March 3, 2014 IEDP A review of a new book out from Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning, on the benefits of immigration. "Becoming American … emphasizes the importance of sound and sustainable immigration policies for the future economic success of the U.S., and carries a message applicable to a wide global audience." (Skills Shortages, Growth, and Immigration)
April 2014 Balavision Dr. Abtahi from Andishgah Center for Research on Iranian Affairs interviews Dr. Ghadar on privatization in Iran. Along with discussing the current state, Dr. Ghadar gives a brief history of Iranian privatization. While on the books for some years, it only obtained traction after 2005. The results, however, were unsatisfactory, and did not result in a competitive  and efficient set of privatized companies. Since 2009, when Iranian President Rouhani took office, he made privatization a stated policy, yet the process has slowed down. Dr. Ghadar suspects this is because Rouhani’s administration is trying to appropriately implement privatization the way it should have been initially executed.
March/April

Industrial Management Magazine

Nanotechnology has already attracted considerable investment by both governments and private industry worldwide. When perfected, advanced nanotechnology will streamline production and reduce manufacturing costs in significant ways. It is expected that as early as 2015, the industry’s global output will reach $2.4 trillion. According to a report issued by the National Science Foundation, “If Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic level, at maturity achieves even a fraction of its promise, it will force the reassessment of global markets and economies and industries on a scale never experienced before in human history.”

June 2014

 

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette They tend to be either highly educated or willing to work low-wage jobs, explains Penn State's Fariborz Ghadar
June 2014 PennLive & The Patriot News Attracting educated immigrants will ensure prosperity says Ghadar.
June 2014 The Hill's E-news Immigration reform: An issue Congress cannot afford to overlook.
June 2014 Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin The facts that Ghadar presents throughout the book, backed by his experience as founding director of Penn State's Center for Global Business Studies and distinguished scholar and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, make his call to action hard to ignore. Immigration policies rooted in common sense, he says, will—in the long run—benefit the United States as well as the 42 million immigrants who call this country home.
May/June Industrial Management Magazine Information technology and its results touch every aspect of our lives. Statistics reveal that IT will be an ever more vital and multidimensional part of our daily lives.  Moreover, it's the technologies that have already been underway for years that are projected to see future major significant growth.
June 2014 Live Talk Show "Fresh Outlook" Ghadar discusses the issue of "Immigration". Primaries were perceived as an amnesty for illegal immigrants and accused Eric Cantor(R-VA) for opening borders.  Is that the case? or not? and would there be now less ground for a substantial Immigration Policy etc.

June 2014 Roanoke Times OpEd -Fariborz Ghadar contributes an op-ed on immigration reform: "Virginians may be wondering how the prospects for immigration reform being effectively dead until 2016 will affect them. But the reality is that there's resultant national impact." (Ghadar: Virginia needs immigration reform)
June 2014 The Buffalo News OpEd - Ghadar contributes an op-ed on immigration reform: "If any Republican veers from the conservative stance on immigration, it will be seemingly toxic for his or her chances at being elected. But New York cannot afford a polarized populace. New York needs immigration reform. (Another Voice: New York's economic needs require action on immigration reform)
July 2014 MIT Alumni Association-Infinite Connection News & Views In the newest MIT Alum Books Podcast, Fariborz Ghadar '68, SM '70 discusses his new book, Becoming American: Why Immigration Is Good for Our Nation’s Future, which debunks myths about immigration and offers research and data in their place. Professor Ghadar, an immigrant himself, is founding director of the Center for Global Business Studies at Penn State University.
July 2014 Kentucky Newspaper- Louisville-The Courier Journal Kentucky Newspaper- Louisville-The Courier Journal
July/August 2014 Industrial Management Magazine Urbanization: Uncharted Growth - The rush of people from the country to the city will have profound effects on urban centers across the globe. What has happened in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the past 50 years serves as an example of what is to come for many cities. Stretched beyond its capacity to provide residents with necessary systems, Sao Paulo has massive congestion, poor public transportation, and a noticeable lack of proper sanitation. By 2050, it is expected over six billion people will reside in an urban setting, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the world’s population. The implications are many, including increased pressure on governments to help mitigate results similar to what happened in Sao Paulo.
August 2014 Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/content/aging-will-reduce-economic-growth-in-coming-decades/2431588.html

Sept. 2014 RealClear Radio Hour Becoming American- The Immigrant Story: Penn State Professor Fariborz Ghadar, author of Becoming American, dispels several modern myths about immigration and warns that without reform, U.S. immigration policy will drive the next generation of tech industries across the border.
Sept. 2014 WROM Radio Detroit http://wromradio.net/
Sept. 2014 International Business Times Florida's Economy & Immigrants Reel as "Greening"  Ravages Orange Juice Industry
Sept/Oct 2014 Industrial Management Magazine Urbanization: Uncharted Growth - The rush of people from the country to the city will have profound effects on urban centers across the globe. What has happened in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the past 50 years serves as an example of what is to come for many cities. Stretched beyond its capacity to provide residents with necessary systems, Sao Paulo has massive congestion, poor public transportation, and a noticeable lack of proper sanitation. By 2050, it is expected over six billion people will reside in an urban setting, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the world’s population. The implications are many, including increased pressure on governments to help mitigate results similar to what happened in Sao Paulo.

Nov. 2014

 

MarketPlace An article on ISIS, the so-called Islamic State, planning to issue its own currency quotes finance professor Fariborz Ghadar ~“Imagine somebody wants to buy wheat from a trader in Iraq and wants to use it in Damascus," Ghadar said. "Does that mean then you have to put gold in a truck and ship it and exchange it for the wheat that’s coming? And then what happens if on the middle of the road, somebody steals your gold?”

Nov. 2014 StateCollege.com Falling Gas Prices Get Thumbs Up From State Collegte Drivers- A StateCollege.com article about falling gas prices locally and nationally explores the reasons behind the drops. Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning, offered his insights into the global factors that have contributed to the phenomenon.
Nov. 2014 International Journal of Commerce and Management  ~ Emerald Insight Dr. Kamal Fatehi and Dr. Fariborz Ghadar Co-Authors in article published.  "A measure of international manager's mindset" Purpose:This paper aims to identifying managerial mindset by constructing a cognitive or integrative geocentrim index.  Going international is either an extension of successful domestic business operations or a requirement for remaining competitive.  It is imperative for firms to be a part of the international market.  Therefore, firms should want to know how internationalized are their operations.  To gain such knowlege requires measuring the degree of internationalization, which, in turn, is related to "managerial mindset".
Nov. 2014 ARD German TV- Weekly German television news Discuss the ongoing Iran Nuclear Talks/Negotiations for our weekly German television news/interview program airing on ARD German TV, called "Bericht aus Berlin"(similar to Meet the Press, etc. in the U.S.)
Nov. 2014 MarketPlace An article on ISIS, the so-called Islamic State, planning to issue its own currency quotes finance professor Fariborz Ghadar:“Imagine somebody wants to buy wheat from a trader in Iraq and wants to use it in Damascus," Ghadar said. "Does that mean then you have to put gold in a truck and ship it and exchange it for the wheat that’s coming? And then what happens if on the middle of the road, somebody steals your gold?”

Nov/Dec 2014 Industrial Management Magazine Knowledge Dissemination: Knowledge plays an important role in generating wealth in a global economy.  Ideas and know-how are proving to be as valuable as the traditional factors of production: capital, land and labor.  China and India are at the forefront of this new economic wave, as their populace and governments have placed an added emphasis on education.
Dec. 2014 PennLive.com The U.S. needs a Marshall Plan for the Middle East: Ghadar writes op-ed piece about the United States' foreign policy in the Middle East.