Tag: crisis

Staying Connected in a Time of Crisis

If the current crisis has taught us anything, it is that people and organizations are more adaptable and innovative than it was previously imagined. In fact, processes that it was thought would take years, such as normalizing home-based working and learning, are being completed in a matter of days. Our need for...

The Right to Multiple Identities

Editorial by Dan Ward The constitutional crisis in Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña highlights the new reality of identification in our globalized world. Although many Catalans consider themselves to be both Catalan and Spanish, speak both languages, and enjoy customs of both cultures, they are being forced by intransigent politicians to choose between them, as if one precludes the other. Of...

Catalan Publisher Leaves Amid Uncertainty

As uncertainty and anxiety over secession grip Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña, publishing giant Planeta, the world's leading Spanish-language publisher and second biggest publisher in France, has moved its official address out of the region’s capital, Barcelona, to Madrid. According to an official statement, the decision to move the publisher’s registered address was taken to “protect the interests of shareholders,...

Britain’s World Language Crisis

An investigation carried out by U.K.-based The Guardian has revealed the dire state of foreign language education in the country. The report shows that the situation has become worse since a 2007 investigation on the decline of language education. About 40% of the active language departments at UK universities are predicted to close within the next 10 years if...
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