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Global Perspective understands that in todayís high paced, rapidly changing world, keeping abreast of the latest news is difficult. That is why a comprehensive list of resources is constantly updated to provide users with relevant information. Global Perspective provides a variety of sources and viewpoints to ensure that you get more than one angle on complicated issues. The resource base is categorized by topic and information source so that accessing the most up to date information in your area of interest is quick and easy.

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Traveler IQ Challenge


The Economist

The McKinsey Quarterly

The Globalist


India Unlimited


Minnesota-China Connection, Governor Pawlenty trade mission November 2005

Business and Economics

World Bank Group:  Doing Business in India

HBS Working Knowledge: For Business Leaders


NOVA World in the Balance

Population Reference Bureau

International Media

Asia Times Online

Times of India


South China Morning Post


India and China:

China's Lesson For India, Cheng Hu, The Globalist, April 9, 2007

Y V R Different,  Businessworld India Issue, February 12, 2007

China's Very Strange Decade, Jonathan Anderson, The Globalist, February 7, 2007

China and India:  What You Need to Know Now, BusinessWeek Online, Special Issue, August 22, 2005

Infrastructure: The Missing Link, CNN, October 6, 2004

Americaís Challenges:

China and India Whisper No More:  Coming to the Rescue of the Western Economy, Jean-Pierre Lehmann and Josef Mueller, IMD, January 2008

China vs. America?  Learning Strategies in the 21st Century, Anna Greenspan, The Globalist, April 20, 2006

The United States and the Rise of Anti-Chinaism, Stephen Richter, The Globalist, November 1, 2007

Immigration and the Looming U.S. Demographic Crisis, L. Ronald Scheman, The Globalist, April 12, 2007

A Clue to Washington's Cluelessness, Michael May, LA Times, February 18, 2007

Globalization and Other Global Issues:

The Three Rounds of Globalization, Ashutosh Sheshabalaya, The Globalist, October 19, 2006

The World is Flat: The Wealth of Yet More Nations, Fareed Zakaria, The New York Times, May 1, 2005

The World is Spiky,, October 2005

Does Globalization Equal Westernization?, Amartya Sen, The Globalist, March 25, 2002

Globalism Versus Globalization", Joseph Nye, The Globalist, April 15, 2002

Urbanisation: The Brown Revolution, The Economist, May 9, 2002,

Turning on the Tap: Is Water the Next Oil?, HBS Working Knowledge: For Business Leaders

Pod casts

New Insights on Poverty & Life Around the World; Debunking 3rd World Myths, Hans Rosling, TED Conference 2006/2007

The World is Flat 3.0, Thomas Friedman, MIT World, November 28, 2007

The World in 2006: Forecasting trends for the year ahead, The Economist, (15 podcasts)

The World in 2007: Forecasting Trends for the Year Ahead, The Economist, (15 podcasts)

Live From China, Marketplace, Minnesota Public Radio, Jan. 9-20, 2006

China on the Rise, News Hour with Jim Lehrer, October 2005,


In Spite of the Gods:  The Strange Rise of Modern India, Edward Luce

Speaking of India:  Bridging the Communication Gap When Working With Indians, Craig Storti

The Quest For Global Dominance:  Transforming Global Presence Into Global Competitive Advantage, Vijay Govindarajan and Anil K. Gupta

One Billion Customers:  Lessons From the Front Lines of Doing Business in China , James McGregor

The Discovery of India, Jawalharlal Nehru

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21 st Century, Thomas Friedman

The World is Flat? A Critical Analysis of Thomas L. Friedmanís New York Times Bestseller, Ronald Aronica & Mtetwa Ramdoo

The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy, Pietra Rivoli

Why Geography Matters, Harm de Blij


1-800-INDIA, Wideangle, PBS

Guns Germs and Steel, National Geographic Special Presentation

Burden on the Land, Roger Pyke Productions

The Other Side of Outsourcing, Discovery Times Channel

The Soul of India, Rick Ray Films

China Rises:  The Oldest Civilization on Earth - Reborn, Discovery Communications, Inc.

World Travel Video Clips


2007 India and China Trip


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