In a Huffington Post article, Why We Need a Million More Chris Stevens and How We Can Get Them, Soliya’s Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Lucas Welch, speaks about the tragic death of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Lucas discusses the need for the kind of respectful cross-cultural communication Ambassador Stevens exemplified, and how virtual exchange programs can empower individuals all over the world to realize the kind of world Ambassador Stevens worked to build.
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The spring semester of the Connect Program has launched with 286 students from 30 universities and learning centers in 16 countries.
As part of her new video initiative—WhatsYour Calling.org—Erin Williams talks with Shamil Idriss about taboos, fostering cross-cultural understanding and the power of new media. “It’s paradoxical, but people are best able to engage with difference when they have a strong sense of their own identity.” View here.