2017 Iraq, Lebanon & India

Iraq US Department of State

2016 Indonesia

Indonesia US Department of State

2015 Russia

Russia US Department of State

2014 China

Cultural Diplomacy Music China

2010 India

Cultural Diplomacy Shanti Bhavan Children's Project

Cultural Diplomacy Missions

Cultural diplomacy reveals the soul of a nation. Ravi's U.S. State Department sponsored tours promote cultural exchange and understanding through keynotes on entrepreneurship (a pillar of democracy) and music programs that bring together talents from traditionally opposed cultures and religions, creating global harmony through innovation and the arts.   Video

What happened when Ravi went to Jakarta Indonesia and put a Christian, Buddhist, and Sharia Law Muslim in a room for two weeks with other equally diverse millennials, and taught them all to write songs together?  Video

Imagine an Iraqi who was captured by ISIS writing music with a Kurd whose family fled their country after being gassed by an Iraqi (Saddam Hussein).    Video

Ravi also created and hosted a global exchange between students of education programs with which he partners: Shanti Bhavan Children's Project (impoverished children in India) and EYM/Educating Young Minds (foster children in Los Angeles). Such exchanges can foster world peace by enabling kids to bond naturally before "learning" to hate each other.   Video 

A dynamic, engaging speaker who can charm an audience in seconds. His disarming and genuine style left a very positive impression on our Russian audience. We were very pleased with Ravi's skills as a presenter and his sensitivity to cultural differences, and highly recommend him. - U.S. Department of State

2nd Lady Jill Biden U.S. Second Lady
Dr. Jill Biden

Prince Albert of Monaco Prince of Monaco
Albert Grimaldi

Sonia Gandhi Indian Congress Party President
Sonia Gandhi

Ambassador John Teft US Ambassador to Russia
John Tefft

Minister of Culture Kurdistan, Farhang Ghafur Minister of Culture, Iraqi-Kurdistan
Farhang Ghafur Mustafa

Ambassador PS Raghavan Indian Ambassador to Russia
PS Raghavan

Ambassador Arun Singh Indian Ambassador to USA
Arun Singh

Ambassador Nina Hachigian US Ambassador to ASEAN
Nina Hachigian

Ambassador Mohan Kumar Indian Ambassador to France
Mohan Kumar

Chief of US Mission Jeffrey Sexton US Chief of Mission to India
Jeffrey Sexton