A United States Institue of Peace & Burning Man Project Podcast

Have you ever wanted to work in a community or culture that was radically different than the one you grew up in?

The Culturally Attuned podcast and curriculum, a partner effort between the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Burning Man Project, explores this question. The podcast and course will share real world stories, lessons, and practical advice for people who work in a range of settings around the world and who may find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. The premise of cultural synergy is that people can be more effective, productive, and cooperative in their interactions when the strengths of their cultures are combined and thus add value to the other. The combination of backgrounds, approaches, and perceptions within a group or between two people is greater than those of the individual. Together, such groups can achieve outcomes they may not be able to reach individually. This series provides concrete examples from practitioners that will aid in developing a learning posture, integrated with both humor and humility, such that it is possible to continually grow the skills needed to do good work in the world.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler, a Burners Without Borders volunteer, or just wanting to make better connections with your neighbors — there’s something in this project for everyone. Join us! As narrator David Yang, USIP’s Vice-President, Applied Conflict Transformation, takes us on a journey of listening and learning.

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