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Army Forces Break Bread With Turkish Counterparts in Cross Cultural Luncheon

Recently, twenty-five female soldiers, NCO's, and Officers of the 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery dubbed "The Fighting Deuce" attended an international Women's Day luncheon with female soldiers of the Turkish 5th Armor Brigade in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Rapport and Local Languages

Guest-blogger Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein writes about the struggles in building rapport across different cultures.

Negotiations Smart Card

This card is designed to help you understand the negotiation process and is divided to reflect the three negotiation phases. The card contains links to tools to assist you in negotiating more effectively such as the Negotiation Style Assessment and the Negotiation Planning Sheet.

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

Merriam-Webster chooses "culture" as its word of the year in 2014.

25 Cultural Faux Pas You Don't Want to Commit While Traveling

Check out this video about 25 cultural faux-pas you don't want to commit while traveling.

Face of Defense: Marines & Japanese Students Share Culture

U.S. Marines participating in exercise Forest Light 15-1 visited with high school students here Dec. 5.

The Cultural Mind: Environmental Decision Making and Cultural Modeling Within and Across Populations

This article describes cross-cultural research on the relation between how people conceptualize nature and how they act in it.

Social Cognitive Theory in Cultural Context

The present article addresses human functioning in cultural embeddedness from the agentic perspective of social cognitive theory.

Cracking the Nonverbal Code: Intercultural Competence and Gesture Recognition Across Cultures

The purpose of this set of studies was to assess whether the ability to distinguish between real and fake gestures in a foreign setting is positively associated with cultural adjustment to that setting.

Culture and the World Cup

Check out this article about the challenges that come with appointing 25 referee trios from 43 different countries for the World Cup.