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“Learning from Crisis: Analyzing Jet Blue’s Response and Lessons for Effective Crisis Management”

Jet Blue Airlines Case Study Response Questions
1) On page 159, it states that Jet Blue took corrective actions after the crisis and developed
the Passenger Bill of Rights. The article criticizes them for not having this plan created
before the crisis took place. Do you think this is something that should have been in place
before hand, or is it simply too difficult to plan and account for every possible crisis that
might occur? Explain.
2) What is one thing that Jet Blue did right in this situation?
3) What is one thing Jet Blue should have done better to handle this crisis?
4) Social media such as Twitter did not really become popular until 2007 so people were not
tweeting as much about things that were happening. In what ways could social media
have been helpful and harmful to Jet Blue in this situation?
5) In the Duke University case study in Unit 2, the university president was reluctant and
late in his apology for his rash decision. However, the Jet Blue CEO was just the opposite
and apologized immediately for the failure of his company. So, why did the company still
receive significant backlash?

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Title: The Lingering Effects of Colonialism on Economic Development Today

How might a history of colonial rule affect a country’s economic development today?
Please look over the powerpoint notes and only use the readings below for sources if needed.

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Title: “Navigating Tensions and Challenges: The Dynamics of Key Actors in the EU during a Turbulent Time”

Explore the tensions and challenges between key actors within the EU during this time period, as well as the consequences and solutions to these tensions.

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“The Impact of Non-Western Critiques on Humanitarian Intervention in the Gaza Crisis: A Working Paper” Title: Understanding the Structural Rivalry between the United States and China in the Emerging International System: An Analysis of Relevant Literature using APA Citation Style

Can be any topic from the ones below or similar.
International consequences on the Gaza crisis
The Arctic Ocean as a new conflict scenario
Responsibility to Protect and the crisis of Sudan
Non-Western critiques on Humanitarian Intervention
The limits of liberal peace and peacebuilding
The existence of world values beyond Western order and interests
The role of International Organizations in the new world order
European Union importance after Brexit and the Ukraine war
The new map of Middle East after the Israeli operations in Gaza
The war in Ukraine and the use of hybrid threats
China’s rise and the future of the US-led liberal world order
Nuclear (in)securities
First, students will have to find a topic of their research interest, related to the readings proposed in this unit. Once you have selected the topic, you will have to define a research question to guide your research and help you construct an argument. Second, students will have to identify some working hypotheses. Hypotheses can be formulated based on preliminary research. The evidence presented in the working paper will lead to validating or discarding the hypotheses formulated initially.
Third, students will proceed with writing the working paper following this basic structure:
Introduction
Development
Conclusions
List of references
A working paper always must include the following information:
Presentation of the topic (object of analysis) and the research question (problem you want to solve or answer)
Importance of the question (justification of research)
Hypotheses
Brief review of existing literature (explanations that existing literature gives to the proposed topic and which debates exist about this question).
Definition of the key concepts and theories used in the research.
Attention:
Do not forget to provide correct citations for all sources of information used for the elaboration of your exercise. As you know, in compliance with international standards of academic ethics, we must provide a citation every time we borrow an idea or some information from another author or source. Failing to do so is considered plagiarism!
It is very important to respect the given word limits. Please adjust your work to the indicated extension!
This CAT must be submitted through the electronic submission and registration system accessible through the virtual classroom. Please submit your exercise with a maximum extension of 3000 words, in Word, Open Office but not in PDF format.
Important Disclaimer
There are two types of citations that you must necessarily include in your Activity: in-text citations and the final bibliography.
A. In-text citations.
These are the citations you include in the body of your text, indicating only the author’s last name, the year of publication, and, if necessary, the page numbers where you found the information. You should write the complete citation of the work in point 2, the ‘Final List.’
(Information about in-text citations)Links to an external site.
There are three types of citations:
Direct quotations: A direct quotation is necessary when using the exact text of an author in your activity, indicated by the use of quotation marks (” “). Direct quotations are important because they lend credibility and support the claims of a work, allowing the reader to verify the information in the original sources.
Example: As Pont (2020, p. 29) states, “A ‘trade’ war that also affects the global economy and the political relations between countries worldwide.”
Indirect citations or paraphrases: Indirect citations, also known as paraphrases, are a technique used in academic work to incorporate information from other sources indirectly, using our own words to explain the original content. In a paraphrase, the original idea of the author is reexpressed to fit our academic work, without using the author’s exact words.
Similar to direct quotations, it is important to include the reference in the text to indicate the source of the information.
Example: As analyzed by Soler (2021, p. 3), the rivalry between the United States and China has become a structural characteristic of the emerging international system.
Citations about general information from a work or summaries of works: In this case, no specific text is being directly quoted, and no information from specific pages is being paraphrased. Instead, a general idea obtained from a reading or work is being indicated. Unlike the previous types, pages are not specified because the aim is to highlight a general idea or summary.
Example: As Mearsheimer’s work (2001) demonstrates, the balance of power between status quo powers and rising powers is the main source of instability in the international system.
B. Reference List
A final list with all complete citations.
In this course, it is necessary for the work to include a final list of all sources used, whether cited directly or indirectly, or consulted during the research process. This list, also known as a bibliography, in this course, must follow the APA citation style, ensuring coherence and accuracy in presenting information.
In general, works are presented in alphabetical order by the author’s last name or by the title of the work, and details such as the author’s name, the title of the work, the publication date, and the name of the publisher, among other details, are included.

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“Assessing the State of Global Governance: A SWOT Analysis of a Specific Issue and its Key Actors”

For the major writing project of this class, students will identify a specific issue within a broader category of global governance (such as economic, security, humanitarian, or development issues). Construct an assessment of that narrow issue by performing a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). Assess key actors (state and non-state), their policy positions and their capacity to affect the issue. Account for the relationships between the most relevant actors as well as structural forces (like globalization, technological change, and climate change) that may affect their issue. An assessment of the prospects for building toward positive outcomes in the international system on their issue of choice.

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Opinion: Preparing for the Next Pandemic – A Call to Action for Global Cooperation As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has become abundantly clear that we were not adequately prepared for such a

Format sources as Chicago Author-Date, please don’t use footnotes.
Our simulation link is Preparing for and Managing the Next Pandemic – read the full descriiption here: https://education.cfr.org/teach/mini-simulation/preparing-and-managing-next-pandemic
Step one (due Wednesday of Week 6): State and explain your position; be sure to consider your role (if you have chosen the role of reporter write an op ed)
You are a reporter, so please write an op ed. You have the creative freedom to pursue your own opinion, I’ll follow.
See attached instructing for full instructions.
Basically, this is a group simulation, the group has to make a plan to manage the next pandemic. You are a reporter at that conference. Attendees are listed in the word document that is attached.

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Impact of Foreign Exchange on International Business Profitability: A Memo for a Manufacturing Company

Overview
Foreign exchange impacts the profitability of transactions in international markets. It can turn a profitable business into one that loses money and can turn an unprofitable business into one that makes money.
In this assignment, you will analyze the impact of foreign exchange on different business scenarios and present your findings in a short business memo.
Scenario
You manage the international business for a manufacturing company. You are responsible for the overall profitability of your business unit. Your company ships your products to Malaysia. The retail stores that buy your products there pay you in their local currency, the Malaysian ringgit (MYR). All sales for the first quarter are paid on April 1st and use the exchange rate at the close of business on April 1st or the first business day after April 1st if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday. The company has sales contracts with different vendors that determine the number of units sold well in advance. The company is contractually obligated to sell 4,000 units for exactly 1.25 million MYR for the first quarter. The break-even point for each unit is $90 in U.S. dollars. Use the following foreign exchange rates:
On January 1, the daily spot rate is 3.13 MYR, and the forward rate is 0.317 U.S. dollars/MYR for April 1st of the same year.
On April 1, the daily spot rate is 3.52 MYR.
Prompt
Using the information above, create a short business memo that explains the profitability, viability, and importance of considering foreign exchange on the basis of the scenarios below.
Scenario 1: The company uses the spot rate on April 1st to convert its sales revenue in MYR to U.S. dollars.
Scenario 2: On January 1st, the company uses that day’s forward rate today to lock in a foreign exchange rate for its expected 1.25 million MYR in sales. This means the company agreed to exchange 1.25 million MYR using the forward rate on January 1st when April 1 arrives.
Scenario 3: Another option for the company is to spend the foreign currency and avoid any currency exchange. Because it is a manufacturing company, raw materials are always needed.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Foreign Exchange Calculations: Determine the profitability of the international business by using foreign exchange calculations for the first and second scenarios.
Spend or Save: Discuss what you would need to consider when determining if the company should buy raw materials with the foreign currency in an effort to avoid foreign exchange risk and whether this is a viable option for the company.
Conclusion: After determining the result for each scenario, explain the importance to a company’s financial results of considering foreign exchange risk.
What to Submit
Submit this assignment as a 250- to 300-word Microsoft Word document. Sources should be cited according to APA style.

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The Political System of the Marshall Islands: A Globalized Democracy Sources: – The Marshall Islands. CIA World Factbook. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/marshall-islands/ – Marshall

Conduct some preliminary research on the political system of the Marshall Islands.
Using at least two sources from your research and one source from this module’s readings and resources, address the following questions about your country in the discussion forum:
What type of political system does your country have (democracy, monarchy, oligarchy, etc.)?
Who is the current head of state?
What is the national legislature called?
What are the main political parties?
Finally, in one of the videos for the week, we learned about globalization and how globalization affects many aspects of a country’s culture, including its politics. In what ways has globalization affected the modern-day politics of your country?
As a reminder, in addressing these prompts, you will cite at least one relevant source from this module’s readings and resources and at least two sources from your research. Be sure to cite all three total sources using an in-text citation in your post and to include all three sources below your post in a References section in APA format.
Ref videos:

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Exploring the Complexities of Gender and Sex Work: A Critical Review of Elena Zambelli’s ‘Women Selling Sex’ Text

Article Review Deadline:
Monday, 25 March 2024 10am (UK time)
Read instructions carefully. Write an article review on Elena Zambelli women selling sex’ text (attached ) (max. 500. words).
THIS IS NOT A SUMMARY. YOU MUST CRITICALLY ENGAGE WITH THE PIECE AND HOW IT ADVANCES OUR UNDERSTANDING OF GENDER AND TOPIC.
The article review should include the following: Briefly summarise the argument(s) of the text. Explain how the argument(s) of the text relates to perspectives/ debates in Gender and Politics. Evaluate where possible the strengths and/or weaknesses of the text. Conclude by providing a brief discussion of the overall contribution of the text to our understanding of the topic.
bring in other texts where relevant, and to offer a comparison, expand or challenge a point raised or justify any claims made. Remember, however, that the focus should remain on the one text under review.
These are the sources , please mention 2 if any are relevant.
– Karen Boyle (2014) “Feminism and Pornography,” in Evans et al (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory. London: Sage.
– Joanna Bourke (2022) “Shame,” in Disgrace: Global Reflections on Sexual Violence. London: Reaktion Books, pp. 22-39.
– Amia Srinivasan (2021) “Talking to my students about porn,” in The Right to Sex. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 33-71.
– Amia Srinivasan (2021) “Coda: The Politics of Desire,” in The Right to Sex. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 93-122.
– Elaine Blair (2022) Questioning Desire. The New York Review of Books.
Consider the following questions when writing your review: How does the text you are reviewing relate to other ideas that you have read or come across? How comprehensive / partial is the information provided in the text? What else would you need to know to have a full appreciation of the subject matter? Is the content located within a particular school of thought or ideological positioning? Could you locate it within a debate? Are there other views presented elsewhere that support or counter the views stated in your text? Does the text provide empirical evidence to support its claims or are they based on theory and argument? How persuasive are they? What are the core insights of the text and, if relevant, how do they complement/ contradict the insights from other reading(s) you have encountered in your studies? What are the relative strengths and/or limitations of the text? Advice to all students It is not necessary (or recommended) to provide full bibliographical details within the main text of the review – simply use in-text references (author surname, date) and leave the remaining details (author’s full name, title of the work, publication details, etc.) for the bibliography. This will help you to remain within the word count. Marking criteria: The review should provide a clear, effective summary of the core themes of the reading under review/your understanding of gender and politics. As there is a strict word limit, this requires you to be able to identify the most important insights without getting mired in detail. The review should provide an evaluation of the text. You should be able to identify the contribution that the text has made to the debate, as well as evaluating the relative merits and limitations. The assignment should demonstrate the overall contribution that the text has made to our broader understanding of the topic. The assignment should be well-structured, with a brief but clear introduction to the topic, a logical discussion of the text, and then a brief conclusion identifying the overall contribution to our broader understanding of the topic. As with other coursework, provide a bibliography listing the works that you have read for the review. This will not count towards the 500-word limit but will count towards the mark so make sure that it is accurate and formatted correctly. You should also ensure that your work is neatly presented, and proofread carefully for accuracy, legibility, and typos.