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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Hospitality in Pakistan

A Pakistani national discusses the importance of hospitality in Pakistani culture.

Honor and Shame in Pakistan

A Pakistani national discusses the importance of honor in Pakistani culture.

Greeting the Opposite Gender in Afghanistan

An Afghan man talks about greeting women in Afghanistan.

Breaking for Prayer in Afghanistan

An Afghan national talks about giving Afghan counterparts breaks for prayer.

Food and Drink in Egypt

In this video, a linguist discusses Egyptian cuisine.

USAID Policy on Cooperation with the Department of Defense

Increasingly, USAID and DoD share the same operating space. In order to cooperate effectively in the diverse places where USAID and DoD personnel find each other, it is important to draw upon lessons from experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and from cooperation in other countries and regions where we have worked together, including Colombia, the Philippines, the Balkans, and the Sahel.

Successful Cross Cultural Negotiation - Mexico

This video demonstrates a successful cross cultural negotiation you may encounter during your military career. Once you view this video, see how the unsuccessful negotiation went wrong and what you could do to ensure mission success while negotiating across cultures.

Culture in Military Operations

This video describes the role and importance of culture in military operations and the need to have cross cultural competence.

Culture Matters: Why

This video highlights the importance of asking "why." This is a part of the Culture Matters series.

Culture Matters: Roots

This video discusses what is seen and unseen in cultures: behaviors and norms, and values and beliefs. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.