Month: July 2016

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Saudi Arabia and the fight against ISIL

The so called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant came to the attention of mainstream Western media in mid 2014, when the group uploaded a video depicting the beheading of American journalist James Foley.   Since then news of ISIS’ actions across the Middle East, and recently further abroad, has dominated our newspapers, websites, …

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From Cultural Faux Pas to Cultural Connections

Bond University’s inaugural JUEMUN delegation. Japan is a high context culture that places deep emphasis on relationships and the closeness of human connection. While this may be taught by academics or read in books, it can only truly be understood though face-to-face interaction. Last week I was in Kyoto as a part of Bond University’s …