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Intercultural Communication

Woman at Work: Intercultural Complexities -- Are You Too Dynamic to Succeed Globally?

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Businesswomen have to be agile, resourceful and resilient to excel in a male-dominated business environment. Of the many obstacles they must navigate, one of the toughest is the challenge of cross-cultural business.

Happiness Guaranteed: The Backwardness of the American Dream

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

(Statue of Liberty in construction in sculptor Bartholdi's studio, Rue de Chazelles, Paris 1885) It was my pleasure to chat today with another true ...

Academic Israeli Boycott: Perspectives From Two Generations in Higher Education

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 03.01.2014 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

That some of my fellow academics have chosen to take a stand against the very intellectual exchange that we are committed to by definition as academics, I find hard to understand. It is contradictory to our scholarly code of conduct.

Lessons from Arab Idol

Nushin Arbabzadah | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Nushin Arbabzadah

If such life-affirming enthusiasm for one's country was a part of Arab culture, then, I would happily welcome an Arab cultural invasion of Afghanistan.

Compassion for All Viewpoints: When the Jain Principle of Anekantavada Meets Practice

JAINA | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
JAINA

The Jain principle of anekantavad is about respecting the variety of perspectives in the world, but it has its roots in the interconnectedness of all beings.

What the 'Mixed Kids Are Always So Beautiful' Meme Really Means

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Marcia Dawkins

As a professor and author who studies diversity and communication, not to mention a multiracial individual and future parent, I'm interested mostly in what's hiding behind questions like "what are you, exactly?"

The New Global Leader, Part IV: Nick Parry, 'The Conflict Doctor'

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Nick shares his wisdom and insight with hosts of business leaders, teams and individuals as a life and intercultural coach, seminar leader and spiritual guide.

Coffee Life in Japan: The Exotic and the Apparently Familiar

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 12.09.2012 | Books
Fabio Parasecoli

When it comes to food, Japan has lost some of its mystery. Restaurant patrons are conversant with sushi, sashimi, and tempura. Still, there are still layers and layers that some Western foodies have yet to consider.

The Thin-Skinned Populace

Michael Drew | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Drew

This isn't merely a West-versus Middle East, or West-versus East way of thinking. It's the nature of where we are now as a society. We have entered an age when people are defined more by their differences than by their similarities, by exclusion rather than by inclusion.

The Smile Factor and International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
O'Brien Browne

For busy businesspeople, flying off to some foreign country to conduct a deal, the things that are most on their minds are their upcoming meetings, th...

Why You Hate Your British or American Business Partner

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It's simple: we don't say what we mean. And we mean what we don't say. We believe that using direct language or saying "no!" to a business partner closes doors, damps enthusiasm, and may damage or even destroy relationships.