When migrants go home, they bring back money, skills and ideas that can change a country (The Conversation)

Escaping violence, war, poverty and environmental disaster, more people than ever are migrating worldwide. Some 258 million people – 3.4% of the global population – live outside their country of birth.


Associate Professor of Sociology, Fort Lewis College

As emerging economies bring their citizens online, global trust in internet media is changing (The Conversation, Brookings)

Digital technology was dreamed of as the ultimate connector and leveler, the ideal destroyer of borders and boundaries. The digital community that assembled itself around this summer’s FIFA World Cup shows one example of a true global village, in which people share the same obsessions on the digital planet. That’s a significant contrast to the online communities leaning toward nativism and anti-globalization.