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Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the U.S. government. The English for Heritage Language Speakers program is a recruiting and training pipeline for specialized talent in the U.S.

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Language extinction, and what that means for culture

What happens to culture when a language dies? Today we look at language extinction, and what that means for the loss of cultural knowledge and identity.

What’s in a name?

What's so important about a country's name? It has everything to do with national identity and heritage. Read about some countries that have changed their names, and how those names were or weren't accepted.

Check out the updated version of Navy Global Deployer!

An updated version of the previously released Navy Global Deployer application for mobile devices became available for download, Feb. 20. The app is designed to support Navy personnel and their families stationed or deployed abroad with cultural…

Developing a Global Mindset

What does it take for leaders to succeed in today's interconnected world? Cheryl Meyer writes about developing a global mindset across different work environments.

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers at the Olympic Games

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are well underway, and the games have brought us not only the best from athletes around the world, but a chance to peek into South Korean culture, and to also see some of the cross-cultural connections that the…
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