Cultural Competency in a World of Globalization
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.
Ravi delivered an outstanding opening keynote presentation for the 79th Annual Conference. He won the hearts of the attendees who are passionate about lifelong learning and the power of education to transform lives and the world. Ravi's message is powerful, and his purpose is inspirational. (Oct 2017)
Clare Roby, President, Association for Continuing Higher Education