How my Trip to Myanmar Inspired Greater Openness to Perspective and Culture

When you look up the word “open” in the dictionary, it is defined as “to allow access and a passage”. After being closed off from my native land for more than 20 years, going back to Burma (also known as Myanmar) with the Open Hands Initiative (OHI) and GlobalPost not only gave me the chance … Continue reading How my Trip to Myanmar Inspired Greater Openness to Perspective and Culture

Teaching Literature through Comics: The Silver Scorpion on the Syllabus

What does the Silver Scorpion have to do with literature? Students taking English 110 this summer had the chance to find out. In another first, the comic book created by Americans and Syrians as part of the Youth Ability Summit, was part of a college course about literature, composition, and critical thinking. Read on about … Continue reading Teaching Literature through Comics: The Silver Scorpion on the Syllabus

Featured Guest Post from MIUSA: Empowering Women with Disabilities in Jordan and the U.S.

The following guest post is written by Franz Knupfer, Project Coordinator at Mobility International USA. This is the second post in our series highlighting some of the inspirational work done by organizations in the fields of Disability and Accessibility, Cross-Cultural Dialogue, Journalism, and Diplomacy. The featured guest bloggers come from different NGOs, nonprofits, and organizations whose … Continue reading Featured Guest Post from MIUSA: Empowering Women with Disabilities in Jordan and the U.S.