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.
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


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. 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer
OpEd -Fariborz Ghadar contributes an op-ed on immigration reform