Category: Chicago Tribune

An Olympic protest is the least of Ethiopia’s worries

Chicago Tribune Michael Woldemariam, Pardee School of Global Studies, College of Arts & Sciences When Ethiopian marathoner Feyisa Lilesa neared the finish line in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday and crossed his hands above his head, it wasn’t to celebrate the Olympic medal he was about to win… Expert quote: “Political liberalization comes with some […]

Prevention focus of child abuse forum

Chicago Tribune Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine As the stark image of the Flint (Mich.) Water Plant was posted on the screen, pediatrician Renee Boynton-Jarrett told a packed Berglund Auditorium that the city’s lead-poisoned water supply was a stark reminder that lead and other early childhood traumas, such as abuse and neglect, can have long-reaching […]

Ford hires investment banker Casea to lead investment strategy

Chicago Tribune James Post, School of Management Ford said Tuesday it has hired veteran auto analyst and investment banker John Casesa to lead the carmaker’s global strategy, creating a senior adviser position to Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields… Expert quote: “Casesa has a lot of credibility with people who know the industry and he’ll be […]

Chinese scandals and the perils of one-party rule

Chicago Tribune (subscription required) Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences A global food company headquartered in suburban Aurora is in trouble in China. Workers at OSI Group’s Shanghai plant, which supplies McDonald’s and other chains there, forged production dates in order to sell expired meat. A surprising element of the scandal: It was exposed […]

Discredited economic theory holds Europe in deflationary thrall

Chicago Tribune Vivien Schmidt, College of Arts & Sciences This week the notorious “troika” representing the three major lenders to severely indebted European Union nations — officials from the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank — once again descended upon Athens to consider new Greek proposals for dealing with its debt… View […]