A service member discusses basic phrases in Bengali.
A service member discusses the importance of learning the local language.
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.
What happens to culture when a language dies? Today we look at language extinction, and what that means for the loss of cultural knowledge and identity.
From February 21st through the 24th, the Smithsonian will once again be hosting their annual Mother Tongue Film Festival, showcasing a collection of films that celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity.
Bridging cultures and understanding people from different nations is an arduous task. There are so many avenues and mediums to learn about different cultures ranging from books to movies, lectures, songs, poetry, blogs, social media and the like. But imagine something different, something more real and interactive.
In many cultures tea is much more than a drink. It is a ritual with both personal and social significance. So how did that happen?
Check out the below article and video to learn more about Persian Ta'arof, a style (or art) of social etiquette, that requires people to sometimes engage in absurd behavior or practices.