2014 Media Coverage

2014 Media Coverage for Fariborz Ghadar
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
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.

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.