Having Muslim friends removed my fear


One Globe Kids focuses on cross-group friendship because it’s the most powerful way to move beyond prejudice. Researchers describe the mechanisms through which this occurs as building affective bonds, self-disclosure, trust, anxiety and empathy. I describe them a little differently. I feel emotionally connected to my friends because we share things about ourselves, which makes … Continue reading Having Muslim friends removed my fear

The Story Behind my TEDx Talk – Ideas Worth Spreading


“Over millions of years humans have learned to be wary of things that feel foreign, to back away rather than approach.  But in our globalized world, this is no longer a smart instinct.  World citizens of the future will be happier and more successful when they are Globe Smart.” That’s the summary of the 300-word … Continue reading The Story Behind my TEDx Talk – Ideas Worth Spreading