Skip to main content
Main content

Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

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.

AF Negotiation Center of Excellence wins prestigious award

The Air Force Negotiation Center of Excellence was awarded the General Counsel's Alternative Dispute Resolution Award for 2013.

The Importance of Mil-to-Mil Relationships

Mil-to-mil relations are important element of bilateral relationships with other nations. When the political context becomes complicated or unstable, a strong relationship between military leaders can help to create stability and a way towards future diplomatic options.

The Role of Cross-Cultural Competence in Organizational & Mission Success

The purpose of this summary report is to detail the progress made in identifying potential barriers and gaps within organizations and to serve as a resource for the development of a Cross-Cultural Competence (3C) White Paper.

Cross-Cultural Competence in Army Leaders: A Conceptual and Empirical Foundation

This report presents a framework for cross-cultural competence in Army leaders, reviews empirical research on predictors of intercultural effectiveness, and describes existing measures of cross-cultural competence and related constructs.