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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Cultural Assessments and Campaign Planning

This monograph proposes that a major deficiency in current Joint doctrine is the failure to conduct cultural assessment of population groups in an area of operations and to integrate these results into the campaign planning process.

Cross-Level Measurement of Cross-Cultural Competence

The present research endeavor was designed to assess the utility of cultural intelligence (CQ) as an emergent organizational level construct using samples of military organizations.

Conceptualizing Multicultural Perspective Taking Skills

Increasingly, the United States Army operates in multinational, and therefore, multicultural, environments. Teamwork within such settings requires the ability to see events as members of other cultures see them. The goal of the research was to define a set of multicultural perspective taking skills that will enable Army leaders to function effectively in multinational alliances.

Why Culture Matters: An Empirically-Based Pre-Deployment Training Program

This report discusses how and why culture matters to the military by analyzing both the operational environment and culture, and recommending an empirically-based pre-deployment training program that trains military members to operate at a higher level of effectiveness required for stability operations and today’s “strategic sergeant” informational environment.

Training, Developing, and Assessing Cross-Cultural Competence in Military Personnel

This report discusses cross-cultural competence (3C) training, development, and assessment in the U.S. Army.

Analysis of Cross-Cultural Leadership Competencies for United States Military Leaders: A Study of United States Military Security Assistance Officers in Cairo, Egypt

This study examined the essential cross-cultural leadership competencies military leaders need in order to be successful in their roles as Security
Assistance Officers (SAO).

Global Center for Security Cooperation "Snapshots"

Snapshots are distributed to over 1800 recipients across the Defense Department.

Call for Papers - Journal of Culture, Language and International Security

The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security is issuing a Call for Papers for the December 2014 issue.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Culture

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.