Why Culture Matters
- Culture is the foundation of identity
- Culture reaches across local and global divides
- Culture helps understand the past and envision the future
Watch my 5-minute TED talk to see how the American Idol model is empowering women and minorities, introducing the concept of meritocracy, and uniting across ethnic and tribal divides by reviving local culture in Afghanistan and the Arab World.
Culture is more important than ever, but only the extremists seem to get it. That is why totalitarians from Daesh to Hitler to the occupiers of Timbuktu attack and try to destroy culture.
Come see how culture is playing a critical role in international affairs around the world. We’ll begin in Timbuktu...