Just as the dynamics of international trade have changed in recent years, so too has higher education in this field, writes CIGI Senior Fellow Debra Steger. Professor Steger examines not only the growing number of universities offering international trade programs, but also at the changing focus of such programs.
The departure of Hosni Mubarak may be revolutionary for the Egyptian people, but it remains to be seen whether the events will be a crisis for the international community. For one thing, the upheaval is unlikely to produce a financial crisis, writes Bessma Momani in The Globe and Mail.
Events in Egypt, Tunisia and even the 2009 post-election protests in Iran have shown the focus of Western efforts needs to be on strengthening the Web 2.0 platforms that can facilitate the networking of activists, the sharing of ideas and the organization of movements, writes Mark Sedra in The Globe and Mail.