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

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is a Department of Defense sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center. HDIAC is one of three Information Analysis Centers (IAC). The IACs are…

Hygge - The Nordic Way of Happiness Through Winter

So the days are short and the night is cold.  How will you make it through?  Try the Danish tradition of Hygge! Hygge, loosely translated as "cozy" and pronounced "hooga", is centered around the idea of including cozy things in day-to-day routines…

Valenki: Russia's Solution to Cold Feet

What are valenki, and why are they unique? Today we look at the traditional Russian felt boot.

Voting Around the World

Last week, the United States held its midterm elections. Today we look at how many people turn out to vote in other countries around the world, as well as at how they vote.

Celebrating the Festival of Lights

This week, the Hindu population in India and around the world celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights. Here we explore the meaning behind the festival, and how it is celebrated.
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Map of the world with glowing blue dots highlighting cities. At the bottom, it says 2018 Military Cross-Cultural Competence Annotated Bibliography next to the CAOCL logo.
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Scenic view of The Great Wall of China Landscape.