2016 Media Coverage

Trump Could Shred Iran Deal - But Oil, Gas Experts Say Unlikely

November 18th, 2016


Dr. Ghadar provides commentary on the speculation of President-elect Trump's oil policies with regards to Iran. Dr. Ghadar speculates that President-elect Trump will not tear up a trade deal with Iran at the expense of American companies.

Trump, Clinton trash trade deals but is that fair?

August 22nd, 2016


Dr. Ghadar is featured in this article highlighting some of the controversy surrounding the potential repeal of the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA). He reframes the question in the context of Central Pennsylvania where many residents have no education beyond high school: "The issue is not really whether we have a bad deal. It's what are we going to do for people who don't benefit from the trade deal?"

U.S. is in Danger of Losing the Best and Brightest to Other Countries

July 8th, 2016


Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, founding Director of Smeal's Center for Global Business Studies, outlines the basic economics for correcting American immigration. The brain drain. The U.S. can no longer take for granted that it is a global magnet for the best and brightest minds. In fact, the U.S. may be losing those individuals to other, more attractive and strategically-minded countries. An opportunity to be seized rather than a catastrophe to be averted, immigration must continue to drive American economic prowess.

Misreadings Of Statistical Data Perpetuate Harmful Myths About Immigration

May 23rd, 2016


The Huffington Post featured Dr. Ghadar’s piece exposing how misinterpreted data fuels harmful myths about immigration. Though alarmist voices skew statistics to incite fear, American immigration levels are healthy. A proper understanding of data is necessary for creating balanced, responsible policies for this essential issue. Read more: http://buff.ly/1YT0x3E

For Undocumented Immigrants, Simply Existing Has Become a Crime

April 8th, 2016


Dr. Ghadar argues that there is no that evidence contradicts the violent immigrant stereotype. He further argues that despite the data, Donald Trump is not very likely to change his rhetoric concerning immigration.

Immigration is a Win-Win Economic Strategy

April 8th, 2016


Dr. Ghadar dispels another myth about immigrants. This time he attacks the issue that immigrants steal jobs from native workers. He describes the relationship between immigrants and native-born workers as complementary rather than competitive. This symbiotic relationship has a net-positive effect on the economy.

Welcome to America: Why Immigration Matters for Business

April 1st, 2016

Risk Management Magazine

Dr. Ghadar comments on the current immigration laws in the United States. He believes that these restricting laws are putting the United States technology industry at a disadvantage. He further states that companies will continue taking manufacturing processes internationally if they cannot find enough qualified workers domestically.

Look For Gas Prices to Increase Soon

March 21st, 2016


Dr. Ghadar contends that the brunt of the supply glut in the oil industry is over. He contends that a burgeoning demand paired with decreased production will allow for oil reserves to diminish—a lagging indicator of the relative balance of supply and demand for oil.

Obama's Nuclear Deal Sparks Iranian Mini-Revolution

March 7th, 2016


Dr. Ghadar was featured in the Huffington Post linking Obama’s Nuclear Deal to the recent mini-revolution in Iran. Without boots on the ground, Obama’s Deal galvanized momentum and ingenuity in the recent elections allowing a peaceful transfer of power from conservative clerics to reformists and moderates. A reformist majority now leads the pivotal The Assembly of Experts responsible for selecting the country’s next Supreme Leader. Though scrutinized on the homefront, Obama's relentless focus on Iran is liberating a democracy-ready nation and repairing a contentious relationship that has troubled the two nations since 1979.

Beneath the Surface, Iranian Elections Show Progressive Populace is Heard

February 28th, 2016


Dr. Ghadar comments on the recent elections in Iran. He states that although the elections appear to be an effort at continuing Conservative rule, the response by the growing group of young Reformists will only grow in coming years.

Oil producers agree to limit production — not really

February 16th, 2016


Dr. Ghadar comments on Iran’s oil production in light of the saturated oil markets. Since Iran faced severe sanctions that restricted its oil production, Dr. Ghadar sees the country taking this reprieve as an opportunity to scale its oil production back up. Iraq too is in a similar situation. The Iraqis desperately need money due to damage from the war

Where in the World Will Your Customers Be?

January/February 2016

Inside Supply Management

In the latest issue of Inside Supply Management Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, details major tectonic global changes and encourages strategic preparation for a dramatically new business environment. Dr. Ghadar masterfully relates how globalization demands greater efficiencies in production and distribution while continued immigration and aging populations require examining current labor sources and markets. In the next era of global business, building strong supply chain management and information and technology coordination will be essential to ensuring thriving economies.

Steep drop in crude prices poses challenge to natural gas industry

January 28th, 2016

Centre County Gazette

Dr. Ghadar is featured speculating on the global oil industry., He notes that Saudi Arabia is continuing to keep production at high levels in order to prevent the American fracking industry from flourishing. Although the low price environment hurts the Saudis, it much more severely hurts the natural gas producers.

For Congress, Iranian-Americans just aren't American enough: Fariborz Ghadar

January 5th, 2016


Dr. Ghadar comments on the passing of new legislation that adds difficulties for Iranians traveling to the United States. The legislation is aimed at reducing the number of terrorists traveling to the United States. However, there is no evidence that travelers to Iran have become radicalized or engaged in acts of terror in the United States.