As globalization brings our world closer together, learning to deal with different cultures is more important than ever. And cross-cultural communication is often as much a challenge between nations as it between corporations or individuals. How can people become genuinely “multicultural?”
This was one of the issues addressed at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East held last week in Jordan. Dr. Daniel Shapiro, founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Initiative (INI) and lecturer at Harvard Law School, was joined by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Susan Collin Marks, Senior Vice-President of the Search for Common Ground; and Dina H. Powell, the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, for a panel discussion on leading in a multicultural world that drew over 300 WEF conference participants.
Read a summary of the panel discussion here.