Mental Latitude Imperialism. I first heard this phrase listening to a TED Talk by Bright Simons, a Ghanaian social innovator, writer, and entrepreneur. In his talk, he discusses that the latitude on which you were born determines whether or not your good idea scales — Mental Latitude Imperialism. I think a way to combat this is for a greater number of Western universities to open up study abroad programs in Africa and Latin America. Academic collaboration needs to include universities in those two regions.