Describe the Determinants of Mergers & Acquisitions for Multinational Corporations in Developed Markets vs. Emerging Markets.

Describe the Determinants of Mergers & Acquisitions for Multinational Corporations in Developed Markets vs. Emerging Markets.

Supply Chain Sustainability: Taking care of the plant part of Triple Bottom Line.

What are the similarities and contrasts of the articles assigned
How your article relates to the weekly topic and the articles assigned
What is the central learning and how would you integrate it to SCM strategy

Can gun laws affect the development of a country?

Clearly define what you mean by development. Is it the creation of a new independent, sovereign state? Political development, meaning the evolution of democratic institutions? Economic development or social development, in the sense of human security, economic opportunity, etc?
What is interesting is that the US is one of the few countries in the world that has it stated in its founding document, the Constitution, that civilians can bear arms. One of the characteristics of a strong state is its monopoly over the use of force, which means that the government and its security forces (military, police) are the only ones that are able to bear arms. In developing countries, civilians bearing arms is a sign of state weakness, because it means that the people have taken their security into their own hands because of violence, civil war, drug gangs. Essentially, the state is losing internal sovereignty. Therefore, civilians with guns, for legal or illegal purposes is a sign of political decay of the state, i.e. a reversal of political development.
Focus on the current debate about guns in developed vs developing countries, and the ensuing positive or negative effects that gun ownership has on the elements of development (safety, security, economic growth, etc).Can gun laws affect the development of a country? If so, how does it compare from the time of the country’s inception and now?

Describe various Educational Inequality Faced in the United States by Students Coming from Lower Socioeconomic Backgrounds.

Describe various Educational Inequality Faced in the United States by Students Coming from Lower Socioeconomic Backgrounds.

List and briefly describe the Five Pillars of Islam.

List and briefly describe the Five Pillars of Islam.
Select one of the pillars to examine in more in depth.
How do Muslims express this pillar?
How do Sufis express this pillar differently from other Muslims?
Explain why you choose this particular pillar.

what do you find interesting about the array of data?

Review the cancers related to the male and female reproductive systems at the NYS Department of Health website. What surprises you about the data or what do you find interesting about the array of data?

https://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/registry/vol1.htm

Discuss specific developments we looked at in class. Reference historical texts you have read that talk about the splendor of the Fatimid court.

“The Fatimid caliphs who ruled Egypt from 969 to 1171 are justly famed for their generous patronage of architecture and the arts and for their lavish ceremonies. Almost immediately after they moved from North Africa, where they had ruled for half a century, to Egypt, where they founded their new capital of al-Qahira, men and women of the Fatimid court began to finance major buildings. The arts of Egypt, most notably textiles and ceramics, flourished. While something of their character was anticipated in the artistic production of Tulunid Egypt, nothing known from that period quite prepares us for the splendid creativity that drew upon the traditions not only of Egypt but also of the entire medieval Mediterranean world.”

Bloom, Jonathan M. “The Origins of Fatimid Art.” Muqarnas, Vol. 3 (1985), pp. 20-38.
Comment on and contextualize the passage from Jonathan Bloom’s article by referencing and discussing in detail specific buildings and works we have discussed in class, and that you have read about as part of your readings. Discuss specific developments we looked at in class. Reference historical texts you have read that talk about the splendor of the Fatimid court. Use the whole repertoire of tools available to you, such as description, comparison, structure (introduction, discussion, conclusion), references/citations, and interpretation.