GBST 100

Organize with your group

Each team has a topic (e.g. human rights, terrorism, poverty, economic, environmental, etc).

Each student needs to pick a current event related to their team topic occuring in one of the world regions (Europe, Central America, South America, Africa, Middle East, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania).

As you search, gather the following on your current event and region:

  • What is the current event?
  • Where is it happening?
  • Who is involved?
  • A brief background and explanation
  • Why is it important?
  • How does it relate to the topic?

Start with reliable news sites

NOTE: Your presentation must be based on a current event from the last 6 months (e.g. not older than March 2014), but you can supplement that with older articles for background info.

The Economist
Far Eastern Economic Review
New York Times

Proquest Newsstand: database with more news.
LexisNexis Academic: database with lots of international newspaper content.

Add background and data 

CIA World Factbook
Human Rights Watch
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
US Department of State Country Fact Sheets
World Health Organization

CQ Researcher: database with summaries on current topics in the nation and the world.
Business Monitor Online: database with country reports and SWOT analyses.