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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

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.

School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

The School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS) conducts research and offers various education opportunities in international security studies.

Books on Culture

There are many books on how to teach or learn other cultures.  Here are a few.  If you have other suggestions, or have written a book review, let us know by using the submit content link to the right.

Cultural Tools - Hofstede Center

Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. Learn a little bit more about his six dimensions of national culture here.

Chef Works: Dining Etiquette Around the World

Check out this blog post from Chef Works about dining etiquette around the world.

Culture Crossing: A Basic Guide to Countries

Today we highlight is an evolving database of cross-cultural information about every country in the world.  This user-built guide allows people from all walks of life to share essential tips with each other about how to navigate our increasingly borderless world with savvy and sensitivity.

Culture Catches - February 2014

Culture Catches is a monthly compilation of news and articles related to the intersection of MILES (Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Security) issues and the behavioral and social sciences.