Positec Tool Corporation: Positec Tool, a global manufacturer of power tools that has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, manufactures and markets the Rockwell and Worx lines of home improvement tools and accessories to professional contractors and home improvement enthusiasts around the world. The company sells directly to consumers as well as through nationwide retail partners like Lowe’s, Sears and Home Depot. Positec is focused on developing innovative products and technologies that make a positive contribution to society by making life easier, the workplace safer and the environment cleaner. Since its founding in 1994 in Suzhou, Positec has achieved industry-leading growth and employs almost 4,000 people in 12 countries. For more information, visit www.positectoolgroup.com. Positec was recently named 2010 Innovator of the Year by Mooresville-based Lowe's (NYSE:LOW), one of the tool maker’s largest customers. To learn more about Positec's successful strategy in China, we recommend this article.
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The Global Business Center at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School increases the global competence of business students, faculty and staff, thus advancing U.S. global competitiveness with a focus on the emerging markets of India, China, and Brazil. The Global Business Center comprises UNC's Center for International Business Education and Research, which is one of 33 such centers across the U.S. designated by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative by the United States-India Educational Foundation. The Global Business Center seeks to provide the most integrated, intensive, and impactful global business education program among UNC Kenan-Flagler's peer institutions, with a focus on emerging markets.
Phillips Ambassadors: The Phillips Ambassadors is a scholarship program for study abroad in Asia. Students choose from more than 50 UNC-approved study abroad programs in Asia. The program is open to qualified UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates from all academic majors. Up to two awards are available to Duke undergraduates each summer. The Phillips Ambassadors is a program of the Carolina Asia Center in association with UNC’s study abroad office. Recipients of the award are required to share their experiences abroad in a meaningful way with their campus and/or hometown community. The Phillips Ambassadors Program is made possible through a gift to UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kenan-Flagler Business School from alumnus Earl N. “Phil” Phillips, Jr., an entrepreneur and former U. S. ambassador, and his family.
Carolina Asia Center: Founded in 2002 the Carolina Asia Center (CAC) is the University of North Carolina’s flagship organization for Asia-related activities and plays an important role in promoting the university’s global strategy.The mission of the Center is to positively transform the understanding of and relationship with Asia, and to equip students and others with the knowledge of Asia to assume leadership roles. The Center works with the College of Arts and Sciences, professional schools, and various departments, centers and student organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and collaborates with other regional and international institutions to develop and implement educational programs on Asia. The Center seeks to increase resources for the study and research of Asia and opportunities to engage with Asia through seminars, language study, outreach, cultural competency, study abroad, and visiting scholars programs.
Chinese Literature Today: As modern China becomes an increasingly visible player on the world’s stage, it is more important than ever for the world to gain an understanding of Chinese culture, history, and perspectives. Chinese Literature Today, a new title from the award-winning World Literature Today, grants the world direct access to China—poems that have been memorized and loved by countless readers, novels that have sold millions of copies, and literary essays that illuminate the many facets of Chinese literature and culture.CLT’s mission is to provide high-quality English translations of the best of Chinese literature. CLT will feature both original literary works and groundbreaking critical essays. All genres of fiction and non-fiction are welcome, from poetry, short story, novella, and novel excerpts to literary essay and memoir. Book reviews, news, interviews, and visual arts will complete CLT’s coverage of China’s modern arts.
Duke Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Duke CIBER is one of 33 CIBERs located at major universities throughout the United States. Each CIBER institution has its own strengths. The CIBERs work together to leverage our strengths, resources, and know-how to make a greater impact. Duke CIBER is a cross-disciplinary research center developing and engaging in programs that promote international business research and education, as well as global competitiveness.
Duke Marxism and Society program is an undergraduate certificate program brings together scholars from across campus and aims to help students explore Marxist analysis as a scholarly perspective and a research paradigm.Duke University is world renowned for innovations in Marxist theory and analysis.
Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute The Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and students to promote new understandings about human rights, with special emphasis on issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, income inequality and the environment. The Center is committed to the goal of social justice, and the politics of forgiveness, accountability and reconciliation. It seeks to promote collaborative, cross-disciplinary , and critical thinking about human rights, with particular emphasis on developing undergraduate courses that highlight these questions, and sponsoring campus-wide events that encourage awareness and activism on human rights issues.
The Duke Asian Pacific Studies Institute is the focal point of research and teaching on the Asian/Pacific region at Duke University. Started in 1981, today APSI has more than 30 full-time faculty members at Duke and 20 affiliated faculty members from regional universities. It is the largest center for research and teaching on East Asia in the Southeast. APSI helps develop various curricular activities in the larger community of schools and colleges and provides resources for the study of East Asia.APSI also administers the Global East Asia Studies Center, a Title VI National Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center sponsors conferences, research, and teaching initiatives on a regular basis.
Duke Bassett Fund is run by the John Spencer Bassett Fund Committee consists of the Vice Chair for the Bassett Fund Committee and at least five members elected each year by the Board and approved by the Pub-board Chair. The purpose of the John Spencer Bassett Memorial Fund is to: elicit intellectual curiosity, benefit the Duke community, demonstrate managerial and organizational strength.
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