Countering Genocide Denial — Interview

“This goes for every genocide that’s happened: There really is no grey area. And we have to stand up for what is right and not feel uncomfortable to do so; don’t feel uncomfortable to perhaps even offend someone. You have to stand up for what is right and you’re not doing anything wrong. It shouldn’t make… Read More

Reclaiming Your People’s Story — Interview

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman is the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States of America. In this interview we talk about, how throughout living memory, the Kurdish story has been told by people other than the Kurds. We discuss the many ways this has been changing since 2003. Listen to this interview now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/wheregeniusgrows/Bayan_Abdul_Rahman._Where_Genius_Grows.mp3… Read More

Using Your Privilege to Advocate for Others — Interview

Mohamed Abubakr is the president of the African Middle Eastern Leadership Project. As modern life chips away at the distances between countries, Mohamed sees grassroots activists from Africa and the Middle East as the people best equipped to inform U.S. engagement within their countries. His work with the African Middle Eastern Leadership Project is to connect… Read More

Creating a New Global Wine Route — Interview

Peter Weltman is an activist sommelier with a vision for borderless wine. In pursuit of this vision, Peter challenges us to venture outside of traditional wine regions, discover less known viticultural gems, and spend our money on wines whose production makes the world a better place. Listen to the interview now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/wheregeniusgrows/Where_Genius_Grows._Peter_Weltman_Interview.mp3 Sign up to… Read More

Holding Every Generation’s Feet to the Fire — Interview

Anka Lee is a senior director at the Albright Stonebridge Group. In this interview we discuss how pivotal events like the Great Depression, the Vietnam War and the September 11th attacks have the power to shape the mindset of an entire generation. Questions we cover: What are the long-term policy implications of these formative events? How… Read More