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Graham Plaster

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Defense Language and National Security Education Office

Graham Plaster blogs on many aspects of culture training and readiness for the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).  Formerly, Graham served as a Navy Foreign Area Officer and currently volunteers as Editor-in-Chief for the Foreign Area Officer Association Journal, "International Affairs".  His areas of expertise and interest include social media's role in cultural change and the effects of globalization on national identity.

Posts By This Author

What is the United States Institute of Peace?

US Pacific Command gets renamed, INDOPACOM

Want to do Research on Cultural Studies for the Department of Defense?

Hygge - The Nordic Way of Happiness Through Winter

Korean Age and Actual Age

4 Apps for the World Traveler

Cultural Differences Between North and South Korea

New Efforts to Train DoD on Culture and Language

Check out the updated version of Navy Global Deployer!

Baby's First Haircut

Visit another country, with friends, from home?

Virtual Reality for Experiencing other Cultures

Nordic Food Culture

Navy Launches Mobile App for Culture Readiness

How Does a Marine Develop Rapport?

What are technology's effects on culture?

The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research

What does it mean to be a 3rd Culture Kid?

What is USAID's Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation?

What are DoD Regional Centers?

Scholarships for U.S. High School Students to Study Abroad

Emojis and Culture

Culture Shock in the United States

ROTC Students Study Abroad

Tea Culture Around the World - Legend & Tradition

How Social Media is Uniting Indian and Pakistani Cricket Fans

Understanding Reverse Culture Shock

Stories from Italy, Ghana, Spain and China

8 Important Words in Japanese Culture

Over 350 Languages are Spoken in the United States

The Cross ­Cultural Assessment Tool

ACOTA - Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance

The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security (JCLIS)

Dempsey Thanks Danes for Military Muscle

Facebook Group Offers Snapshots of Afghan Culture

Culture Clashes in China

Project Global Officer with 2LT Speilmann

Intercultural Competence and Insight Tools

Cultural Readiness in the Special Forces

Negotiation Smart Card

Preview of the Cross Cultural Trainer

Lowes Sends Staff to Cultural Iso-Immersion Program

Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: CULTURE

Cultural Readiness and Combatting Human Trafficking

Thanksgiving as a Bridge Between Cultures

All About Bolivia - in 5 Minutes

Can Video Games Help to Prevent Culture Shock in War?

Cross Cultural Competency and Leader Development

Korean-American Soldiers Bridge Cultures

Culture Under Attack: Who are the Iraqi Yazidis?

Culture and the World Cup

Global Center for Security Cooperation "Snapshots"

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Culture

AF Negotiation Center of Excellence wins prestigious award

The Importance of Mil-to-Mil Relationships

Assessing the Impact Of and Needs For Navy LREC Training

Books on Culture

Culture Catches - February 2014