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Cultural heritage: a basic human need. 

 Sada Mire 

Sada Mire is a Somalian archaeologist. She lived the first fifteen years of her life in Mogadishu, until 1991, when she settled in Sweden, as a result of the conflict in north-east Africa. She is founder and executive director of the Horn Heritage Organization. In the last five years, she and her team have made many archaeological discoveries, which feature in her numerous articles and chapters in international scientific publications. Sada believes that cultural heritage is a basic human need.

 
 

Everything you always wanted to know about culture

Saba Safdar

 

SABA F. SAFDAR is an Iranian-born Canadian-educated Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She moved to Canada in the 1980s after the Islamic revolution in Iran. She completed herundergraduate honours degree at McMaster University in Hamilton and her MA and PhD at York University in Toronto.

Professor Safdar is the Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the University of Guelph where she and her students conduct research that lies broadly within the area of cross-cultural psychology. Her research primarily examines the wide range of factors that could help to understand adaptation processes of immigrants. She studies the influence of the psychological resilience of immigrants, of their beliefs and strategies, and of their ethnic and national identities on their adaptation in a new society. In addition to her research on immigration, she is interested in examining the academic, psychological, and social adaptation processes among international students. She currently studies the relation between the expression of identity and attitudes toward clothing (both ethnic and conventional fashion) among second generation immigrants in Canada.
 

 

https://youtu.be/48RoRi0ddRU

 

Why cultural diversity matters  Michael Gavin 

 

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Michael Gavin, associate Professor of human dimensions of natural resources researches biological diversity, and discusses the importance that history, language and tradition have in the preservation of culture.

 

http://www.ted.com/talks/angelica_dass_the_beauty_of_human_skin_in_every_color utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=image__2016-03-28#t-427891

The Beauty of Human Skin in every Colour.

Angélica Dass's photography challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity. In this personal talk, hear about the inspiration behind her portrait project, Humanæ, and her pursuit to document humanity's true colors rather than the untrue white, red, black and yellow associated with race.

 https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts

The Power of Introverts 

Susan Cain 

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. 

 

http://www.ted.com/talks/dalia_mogahed_what_do_you_think_when_you_look_at_me?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_

What do you think when you look at me? 

When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media — and to choose empathy over prejudice.

 

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