Great Links and Resources

Global Perspectives       Local newspapers are often limited in their coverage of global events and perspectives. A wonderful alternate source is ‘Project Syndicate’, an NGO which is an association of newspapers around the world. Their weekly series ‘The World in Words’ aims to provide a breadth of commentaries influential ideas in politics, economics and societies. The benefit of the site is that it draws from commentators from developing and developed countries, East and West. Some recent commentators have included: Author Arundhati Roy, former US President Jimmy Carter, former Italian Prime Minister Guilano Amato, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former EU Commissioner Chris Patten, former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld; Nobel Laureates Gary Becker and Nadine Gordimer; financier George Soros; and strategic thinkers such as Germany’s Christoph Bertram, France’s Gilles Andréani, former Vice Admiral of Japan‘s Defence Forces, Hideaki Kaneda, and the Egyptian dissident Saad Eddin Ibrahim.

What’s happening in Thailand?

It’s a challenging time in the Kingdom of Thailand. A stand off between the government and Peoples Alliance for Democracy has resulted in the declaration of a State of Emergency. Follow these links for more information and up-to-date travel advisories:

About the Author:

Tamerlaine Beasley is an expert who enables effective collaboration and communication in diverse and global workplaces.She is a member of the Board of the Australia-ASEAN Council for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and founder and Managing Director of Beasley Intercultural, Australia’s premier cross-cultural training and consultancy company.Tamerlaine’s keynote presentations, advisory services and training programs are described by clients as ‘transformational’ and ‘game changing’. Examples of her work include: coaching and advising business leaders in Australia and Asia; working with global teams to optimise performance; developing a framework for training and capability building through international partnerships for APEC; building local staff capacity at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; leading the development of diversity and inclusion programs for the Australian Public Service Commission and the Department of Defence.