2013 Media Coverage

Media coverage of Dr. Fariborz Ghadar and the Center for Global Business Studies for 2013.
2013 Media Coverage for Fariborz Ghadar
3/22/2013 Central Penn Business Journal Fariborz Ghadar is quoted in an article on U.S. immigration policy: "A few years ago, Penn State professor and international consultant Fariborz Ghadar had a teaching assistant who hailed from India. The young man had a degree from Penn State's Smeal College of Business and 'knows IT inside and out,' Ghadar said. In the not-too-distant-past, seeking to stay in the US would have been a no-brainer. But Ghadar's assistant didn't want to fight for a scarce H-1B visa. Moreover, a job back home would give him more purchasing power. He eventually took an offer from Honeywell International Inc. to manage a call center in India." (Better U.S. immigration policy would help midstate, analysts say)
6/24/2013 Minneapolis StarTribune Fariborz Ghadar is quoted in an article on social policy in the U.S.: "'Whether it's the war on terror or the recession or this or that, society then reacts to those periods, and change usually results,' says Fariborz Ghadar, a global
7/15/2013 Oil & Gas Monitor An article authored by Fariborz Ghadar talks about China's growing oil imports from the Middle East and the U.S.'s pursuit of self-sufficiency. "Although it is a source of ongoing debate—whether the United States given forecasts of self-sufficiency in oil and gas should reconsider its commitment (economically, politically, financially) to the region—one thing is clear: Iraq has emerged from the American-led invasion of 2003 as the No. 2 oil exporter in the region (behind Saudi Arabia), free of international sanctions against the Saddam Hussein regime." (A China Syndrome?)
July / August

MEED: Special Report Iran


Iran Awaits its new President:   Fariborz Ghadar is quoted in an article which talks about Iran following the presidential election. A look at how Iranian politics might change under the leadership of Rouhani and how it will affect Iran’s role in the region with regards to Syria/Hezbollah and Iraq and whether it could change Tehran’s approach to the nuclear negotiations.



CNN Opinion
Iran nuclear talks: Why there's room to strike a deal ~This week Iran and world powers finally commence long-delayed nuclear negotiations in Geneva. Was it a coincidence that just a few days ago, Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani engaged in a monumental 15-minute phone call and reopened a line of communication that has been closed for more than thirty years?
10/17/2013 VOA.News.com Persian TV station- Interviewed FG on the budget and debt level issues.
11/11/2013 DefenseOne In an article on U.S. alliances with the Middle East, Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning and the director of the Center for Global Business Studies, writes: "As negotiations between Washington and Tehran proceed, should the conversation really remain confined to nuclear discussions? Or is it time for the United States to take advantage of this newly reopened communication line and reassess her Middle Eastern allies?" (Is it Time to Reassess Our Long-Term Alliances in the Middle East?)
11/30/13 Los Angeles Times FG is quoted in an article on the silver chalice that played a role in the international agreement to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program: "These were great treasures from a great civilization. … Their discovery was of great significance to those who consider themselves Persians, who honor that period in history," he said. (The chalice that helped make possible the Iran nuclear deal)