Teaching Cultural Competency

Ravi epitomizes the term ‘cultural diplomat’ by translating his philanthropic work into a narrative that has the potential to motivate his audiences to recognize that each one can contribute to narrow the ever widening  gulf between various cultures and sub-cultures. If your goal—in today’s highly volatile and divided society— is to enhance the cultural competence of your audience, then Ravi is the speaker for your event. - Ohio Counseling Association

Ravi believes that cultural competency must be the priority if we are ever to achieve world peace. While globalization results in cultural dilution, the wave of nationalism will lead to cultural isolation.  Artificial Intelligence is on the horizon and Ravi believes that for the first time job markets will shrink as economies grow.  Careers and self-generated income will no longer be the goal if (or more likely "when") universal basic income is standard and people have nothing to do.  What will keep humans from reverting to animal instincts and resorting to violence?  What will prevent youth from becoming disaffected and vulnerable to radicalism?

Ravi's perspective as an artist and a as cultural diplomat for the US Department of State is uniquely relevant.  He takes his audiences on an inspiring personal journey that navigates the globe turning ideas into businesses, yielding unique insights into diverse cultures throughout the presentation.

Entrepreneurship is a pillar of democracy.  It is essential that we redefine human capital, educate accordingly, and create businesses that foster empathy, strengthen and share cultural identity, and pave the way to world peace. Ravi delves into why this is needed and how to achieve that, giving real world and personal examples.


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