THE PEOPLE AND IDEAS TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD We live in a rapidly changing world. Travel, technology, and economics are uniting us in ways we could not have imagined just a short time ago. Advances in science and engineering are providing unheralded possibilities for problem solving and discovery. Major cultural and political shifts are transforming the global landscape overnight, leading to unrest at home and abroad. The Game Changer Series offers you the opportunity to keep your finger on the pulse of the world by cutting through the headlines and bringing you the biggest news stories of our time directly from their source.
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OCTOBER 9, 2014 FARGO, ND BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: AMERICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST Political unrest continues to take violent form in many countries of the Middle East as everyday people fight for the freedom and justice that many Americans take for granted. The outcomes of these conflicts will forever alter the economic, political, and social landscape of the region and force America to renegotiate our relationship with this part of the world as the pace of globalization accelerates. The ND Humanities Council has gathered an extraordinary group of men and women journeying between America and the Middle East in the roles of journalist, marine, political exile, humanitarian aid worker, immigrant, Islamic convert, poet, comic book writer and more. Their stories of courage and compassion amid war and conflict will bring home the reality half a world away.