Articles by Alberto Riva
Kumbh Mela: Case Study In Chaos Attracts Harvard Business School
February 11 2013 3:23 PM
How do you create a pop-up city for 40 million people? And what can we learn from it?
The Pope's Statement: A Model Of Clarity, In Latin
February 11 2013 1:01 PM
There aren't many world leaders who speak Latin. And not many journalists who understand it enough to break the news the pope is stepping down.
Two Years After, Egypt's Arab Spring And Revolution Seem Like A Long Time Ago
February 08 2013 7:37 PM
Hosni Mubarak and his cronies are gone, but two years after their fall, Egypt is beset by political unrest and economic problems.
Myanmar's Army Crushes America's Old Friends From WWII
February 08 2013 3:04 PM
Seventy years ago, the Kachin were America's friends in the fight against the Japanese. Now, they are losing the war against their own government.
'Boycott Israel' Event At Brooklyn College Draws Protests
February 08 2013 11:56 AM
The BDS movement wants to boycott Israel -- and when it held an event at a university in the middle of a heavily Jewish neigborhood of New York, sparks flew.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Meet Harry Potter
February 08 2013 9:25 AM
A book festival featuring the Nobel laureate and one of Aung San Suu Kyi's favorite characters help Myanmar come out of isolation -- but freedom of expression is still elusive.
Another Berlusconi Whopper: Balotelli Is 'Our Family's Little Negro' [VIDEO]
February 05 2013 1:14 PM
Even in Italy, where public discourse on race does not sound like America’s, Paolo Berlusconi’s words sounded like the insult they are
The Extraordinary Alps As You've Never Seen Them
February 02 2013 3:43 PM
Flying these days is boring. But if you request a right-side window seat on a flight out of Milan's Malpensa airport on a sunny day, that is not what you will think.
Risks Of Hydro Power: Brazil's Lesson
February 01 2013 5:42 PM
Brazil's president has a bold plan to cut electricity prices. But South America's biggest economy has serious problems with power generation.
'Making Photocopies Is Hard,’ Says Silvio Berlusconi’s Niece
January 31 2013 1:42 PM
The niece of Italy's erstwhile, and possibly future, prime minister shares at least one trait with her uncle: a penchant for spectacular gaffes on national tv.
'Now We Don't Eat' - Egypt's Economy In Shambles Amid Violence
January 30 2013 3:36 PM
Egypt is facing another violence wave, as citizens begin to wonder if the revolution has benefited the economy. The numbers are not good.
The Unlikely Iranian Hero Who Saved Thousands Of Jews
January 27 2013 6:40 AM
How do you save thousands of Jews in France from the occupying Nazi army? Easy: make up a fantastic story inventing a whole new religion. Amazingly, the Germans bought it.