As a child, I was fascinated by comic books. The epic stories of good versus evil in a world parallel to our own captured my imagination and established a youthful ideal of justice I still possess. My old Spider-man, X-Men and Thor comics are now in storage somewhere, trapped in plastic sleeves, their well read … Continue reading Can a Superhero Conquer Prejudice and Create Understanding?
While the 21st century has brought to the world a new era of interconnectedness and openness, what we are learning is that barriers to greater understanding and trust remain. Language, culture, religion, and political differences are just a few of the forces that continue to divide us, within countries and across borders. We can’t advertise … Continue reading Diplomacy, Literally Speaking
“We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” – US President Barack Obama, Cairo 2009 Like many people around the world, I was inspired by President Obama’s landmark speech in Cairo, Egypt. That speech marked the beginning of a long-overdue dialogue between the United States and the people of the … Continue reading Extending Our Hands