Date: Friday, June 12th 2015
Participants (from 8 countries):
USA: Rick | Vietnam: Kelly, Huong | India: Sunita | Argentina: Johny | Brazil: Leandro | Tunisia: Marwa | Bangladesh: Dilowar. | Japan: Miho
Team A: Miho, Leandro, Huong, Sunita
Team B: Marwa, Rick, Kelly
Team C: Johny, Dilowar
Team A summary:
- One of the benefits of globalization is that it allows civilizations to develop and improve their technology based on the influence of foreign technologies.
- It allows people to exchange knowledge in a faster and easier way.
- It gives people better opportunities to try and taste exotic foreign food.
- Thanks to the advances of technology, globalization allows information to travel faster giving opportunity to people to get world news in real time.
- When the economy is not good in one country, globalization allows people to get food and products from other countries thanks to the difference in prices, which can sometimes be cheaper.
- It also helps the country to improve its economy by exporting goods to places where they need them.
- It promotes awareness about different cultures among people.
- It gives people opportunities to enjoy famous dishes and fast food (McDonalds, Kirsty chicken, Burger king, etc.)
- People can get books of very famous authors anywhere in the world.
- If a country wants to develop itself, it ought to have some level of globalization. No country can have development without the influence or help of other countries.
- When big companies from abroad make business with small national ones, these small companies may increase their profits and allows them to emerge and become more integrated with those large companies and consequently resulting in the enhancement of the country’s economy.
- When big foreign companies open their business and factories in humble places, jobless people have new opportunities to find job inside these.
- Without globalization, people would go back to live an ancient and uncomfortable lives and we may not accomplish high dreams and goals.
Team B summary:
- Globalization could cause loss of a country’s identity.
- When some large corporations operate in a foreign country, they often degrade the environment. (Coal mining companies, petrol companies, wood companies, etc.)
- In some cases it results in the loss of people’s native languages as well.
- It can influences or increase child labor or child slavery because many corporations do not hold care for people’s wellness when they search for only profits.
- As for the fast food companies, (McDonalds, Kirsty chicken, etc.) it provokes people to choose unhealthy food which results in a negative impact in people’s health.
- It batters countries’ traditions.
- It can negatively impact the domestic community of inventors or entrepreneurs because they generally choose to do business with large foreign corporations where they get more money, profits or personal benefits.
- Due to the vast interaction with foreigners, people tend to change negatively, twist, adapt or even lose their moral values.
- Many companies take advantages of the poorer countries making needed workers take longer hours work or to do heavier labors.
- In many cases, it impacts negatively in people’s pride towards their own country.
- The bad situations in which some countries allows some corporations to seize opportunities to make more profits.
- The big companies don't always help the small national companies. Sometimes, small business count and in some other cases, they are even more important for people than these large foreign corporations.
Team C summary:
- Responsible globalization is the key
- Globalization often have negative impacts
Dilowar and Johny considered that both teams did a very good job and hence, both teams won.
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