When you’re getting ready to travel abroad, be it for work or vacation, do you try to find a book to read either about or from that country? If you do, you might have found that it’s easier to find literature about or from some countries than others. In 2012, Ann Morgan found this out, too, but she didn’t let that stop her from reading the world.
The “Women, Peace and Security” forum on September 19 consisting of women military officers, defense analysts and conflict-resolution specialists from the United States and seven African nations, and examined women’s roles as soldiers and civilian activists in building lasting regional stability.
A team of subject matter experts and senior leaders from the Idaho National Guard were in Cambodia from Sept. 9 -17 working and learning with members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. The mission was part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.
Cities around the United States use food, through events such as food festivals, as a way to connect the diverse threads of their communities, and to introduce people to cultures they may not know much about.
Many of the stories told in the Gravy podcast are the stories you don’t expect to hear out of a show focused on southern foodways: immigrant stories, and the food that they’ve brought to the South.
For one U.S. Navy lieutenant, Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17) is more than just a chance to exchange information. It is a way of connecting with her heritage, and a way to change the lives of people like her.
In this video, an Arabian Peninsula expert discusses greetings and gestures common to the Arabian Peninsula.
In this video, a retired Army major discusses the importance of learning the local language and explains a few key Arabic phrases.
In this video, an Army major discusses speaking English in Saudi Arabia.
In this video, a Saudi Arabia expert discusses hand gestures and tone of voice in Saudi conversations.