The Downsizing of the American Dream

The Atlantic
Professor Jennifer Silva, sociology, conducted research that revealed that working-class young people (ages 24 to 34) are no longer setting their sights on the very things that have long symbolized the American dream: a home, a job, a family.

Ms. Park Goes to Beijing, But Will Xi Cooperate on North Korea?

East Asia Forum
Professor Zhiqun Zhu, director of the China Institute and MacArthur Chair of East Asian Politics, says North Korea remains a security challenge for both China and South Korea and is likely to dominate talks between Park and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Pacifists Endure in Hiroshima

The News & Observer
Professor James Orr, East Asian studies, says there has been a sense of patriotism in Japan, something that he said has been particularly popular among the country’s youth, and that “Abe is trying to create a less complicated national identity.”

Addressing Climate Change Will Benefit Older Adults, GSA Says

Caribbean Today
Professor Mick Smyer, psychology, says, “President Obama showed insight and leadership by making a connection between climate change and the legacy left by today’s Americans,” but could go further by highlighting the impact of climate change and its adverse weather events on older adults.


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