Whether your interests lie with politics in Washington, the current economic and technology climate in China, or caving adventures in Vietnam, FORA.tv has it next week.
The Christian Science Monitor will host Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at their Monitor Breakfast on September 8. Representative Cantor will take questions from Monitor journalists and other reporters on some of the key issues the House will face as it reconvenes from summer recess. Representative Cantor has recently been at the forefront of legislation to improve job growth and Democrats have criticized him for trying to repeal EPA regulations and, in the wake of Hurricane Irene, to reduce the debt by cutting disaster-relief funding.
Thanks to China’s current economic boom, tens of millions of upwardly mobile Chinese are now able to purchase luxury goods. China, in fact, has become the world’s second-largest consumer of luxury products behind Japan. Even though marketers are capitalizing on this burgeoning market, the business climate remains complex, even for the most well-known brands. On September 9, FORA.tv will present the L2 China Clinic, a daylong conference hosted by the digital research think-tank L2. In addition to discussing the current trends in the country’s rapidly growing luxury market, the L2 China Clinic speakers will focus on the implications of social-media marketing in a country where companies like Google and Facebook take a backseat to Chinese tech giants Baidu and Renren.
From caving deep inside one of Vietnam’s geologic wonders to examining the majestic dance of tree frogs in Brazil’s rainforest, FORA.tv introduces a new series from National Geographic that documents some of the world’s most magnificent natural phenomena. Through the eyes of the society’s top photographers, explorers and scientists, the programs highlight some of the most astounding images and cutting-edge research that have come out of this legendary nonprofit science foundation.