Congress must enact solutions now:
- Expand capacity at land ports of entry.
- Invest in technology and training so CBP can help migrants in distress.
- Expand permanent and temporary ways for people to apply to enter the U.S. legally.

Financial Privacy in #China
Even Chinese citizens, living under already intense government oversight, have concerns about the traceability of a government-issued digital #CBDC. In response, @PBOC_Official created several wallets with varying levels of oversight.

For example, the firm Huabei controlled 20% of short-term household debt in June 2020, allowing them to influence the financial decisions of the citizens.

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In the past few years, Dr. Ghadar and his team have tackled topics such as the future of international business, the evolution of the energy industry, and U.S. immigration. Their current focus is on the digitization of currency and its effects on the global economy.

Fariborz Ghadar

The Boss

Fariborz Ghadar is a senior adviser at CSIS and the William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning and founder of the Center for Global Business Studies at Penn State University. He received his B.A. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT and his M.B.A. and doctorate from the Harvard Business School. Dr. Ghadar is a leading authority on future business trends, global economic assessment, international finance and banking, and global corporate strategy and implementation.

Nancy Dull Stuck

Administrative Coordinator

Bio here

Erin Condo McCracken


Erin recently earned her Master's of International Affairs degree from Penn State. She is a writer, researcher, musician, and entrepreneur and currently serves as Editor for Dr. Ghadar's upcoming book about digital currency.

Anu Singhal

Research Assistant

Bio here

Patrick Walsh

Research Assistant and Media Manager

Patrick Walsh is a Master's student in the Creative Writing program at Penn State. He completed his undergraduate education in 2022 with B.A. degrees in English and History and minors in Arabic and German, also from Penn State. He joined the team in 2020, managing Dr. Ghadar's Twitter account and website and writing several chapters of FG's latest book, "The Danger of Devaluing Immigrants," as well as this bio about himself in the third-person.

Christine Borton

Research Assistant

Christine Borton is currently a Coverdell Fellow in the Smeal MBA Program. Before starting at Smeal, she volunteered as a Community Business Advisor for Peace Corps Panama and worked in systems operations and marketing for the Philadelphia based start-up Verif-y. She plans to use her MBA to work in Corporate Social Responsibility and is passionate about working towards a more sustainable future, specifically in the business world.

Peike Ran

Research Assistant

Peike Ran graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 2022 with a concentration in International Political Economics, specializing in quantitative methods and economic policy, and a minor in Energy, Resources, and Environment. In her undergraduate career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Peike double majored in Economics and Psychology. She also speaks Japanese.

Xin Tong

Research Assistant

Xin Tong is a first-year Master of Public Policy student at the University of California, Irvine. She graduated from the Communication University of China with a Master of Translation and Interpreting. Her research interests currently focus on Chinese citizen activism on social media and U.S.-China relations. She expects to examine and get more insights into the possible political enlightenment and constitutional inspirations for China in her political reform and social transformation through interdisciplinary approaches.


What the experts have to say about Fariborz Ghadar


Esteemed Industry Publication

"One of the Top 10 Stars in Finance."

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John J. Hamre

President & CEO of CSIS

"An astute authority on global trends."

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