Afghan President Hamid Karzai backed off from a desperate attempt to ban private security contractors from the country last fall – for now. His was an impractical demand at best, and Karzai faced significant pressure from Western allies to allow licensed firms to stay put.
There is a relationship between a country’s political instability and businesses’ decisions to invest in that country. The map below uses two thoroughly-researched and celebrated indices to examine these sub-factors – investment freedom and political instability – and their ranges across the globe.
Many residents of a South African township near Johannesburg had never met an American until Dana Huff came along. A Fulbright scholar, Huff, BSBA ’10, is researching social entrepreneurship as a tool to lift young women out of poverty in South African biracial – or “colored” – communities.
We have all heard the stories of social media scandals, blunders, and flops like the Domino’s pizza debacle – when two employees posted a highly unpalatable video to YouTube – or the Southwest scandal when representatives from the airline told famous director Kevin Smith he was too fat to fly.