Independence Day Around the World

I have started a travel blog to bring you along on the cultural diplomacy journey I am taking this summer. Along with faculty from American Voices' YES Academy and US Department of State, I will be travelling to Iraq and Lebanon ...

Give the Gift of Empathy

As 2016 comes to a close and the holiday season is in full steam, one cannot help but reflect on a year that has us on a path of global uncertainty.  Terrorism and religious conflict preoccupies us, and waves of nationalism ...

/ Bridging Cultures, Education

A “Baby Boomer Baggage” Election

The votes are in, we have a new President-Elect, and the country is in a bit of a tailspin.  Whether or not one agrees with the result, polls show that baby-boomers gave Donald Trump the most powerful position in the ...

/ Uniting Generations

The Future of Education

As four-year university education in America continues to push people into debt without delivering real world value, market forces will put the power of educating in the hands of the student (i.e. customer). For educators, the primary role will be to promote ...

/ Entrepreneurship, Uniting Generations

Teaching: Three “essentials” to increase student retention

How much am I willing to pay to live my dream? If it costs $6,000 to become a pilot (that is what I paid), it is only expensive if one is having a lousy time. If the experience is great, it’s a ...

/ Education

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