Professor Safdar is the Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the University of Guelph where she and her students conduct research that lies broadly within the area of cross-cultural psychology. Watch her TedTalk here.
Most people know that some basic cultural sensitivity is important. But few have developed the deep cultural intelligence (CQ) required to really thrive in our multicultural workplaces and globalized world.
In many countries and cultures, the act of naming a baby is more than just signing a birth certificate: it can involve legal guidelines and cultural celebrations that you may not be aware of in the US.
A professor at the Air Force Culture and Language Center discusses her journey with the Obon Society to return a Japanese "good luck" flag. The Obon Society specializes in war reconciliation through the return of personal items taken during WWII.