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Education, STEM, and the Humanities

Business Partners asks thought leaders in education if today’s focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is overshadowing the teaching of humanities—and creating a educational paradigm shift.–Humanities in Business…

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Moving Forward

Commerce, the synthesis of entrepreneurship and business, has been one of the most powerful institutions the world has ever seen. Commerce unlocks the highest human…

Why Austerity Measures Do Not Work in Greece

In his seminal work, Lucas (1976) argues that economic models should reflect the fact that economic agents operate under optimal decision rules that vary with…

EU Environmental Criminality an ‘Emerging Threat’

Reports published during the summer by Interpol and Europol ring the alarm of rising environmental crime in Europe as a result of the financial crisis.The causes of this emerging crisis…

First Person

Existential Challenges of the Second Machine Age

We have the rare fortune to be witnessing a massive turning point in the history of humanity, the so called “second machine age”1 or “fourth industrial revolution.”2Are we conscious of…

A Comprehensive Tourism Strategy

Q&A with Andreas A. Stylianopoulos, President & CEO, Navigator Travel, President, Amcham Tourism CommitteeWhat characterizes the tourism industry?Tourism is a critical social and economic industry that must be addressed with…

Editorial

Recent developments in Europe—the British referendum and others possible to follow, the rise of nationalistic and protectionism movements, general public doubts regarding European central governance, and the volatility of the…

Some for the Beach

There is no better time to catch up on the reading you’ve been putting off than in August—when you can “officially” close the office and focus on new ideas. Some…

Nature Deficit Disorder

Author Richard Louv introduced the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” in 2005 with the publication of his best-selling book, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.”He coined…

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Returning to Trust

The 5th Greek Investment Forum, focused on assessing the Greek economy within an environment of trust, based on the successful evaluation of Greece by its institutional partners, was held in…

Mentoring: A Give and Take Relationship

Marcel Cremer and Margarita S. Bay discuss the role, value and benefits of the mentoring process.MentorMARCEL CREMER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, CREMER & PARTNERSI began my “career” as a mentor 3 years ago.…

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The Athens Social Atlas—Meaningful Social Media

A new, exciting online project explores Athens from a variety of perspectives with a variety of data and images.The Athens Social Atlas, an online platform, highlights and critically analyzes topics…