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From the Director of Community and Inclusion: Taking a Listening Tour

February 17, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr’s mission feels more urgent to me this year than it has in recent years. The divergences of beliefs and perspectives among individuals, communities, and entire nations appear deeper, and effective communication and open dialogue seem less prevalent. Yale SOM’s...

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Overcoming Our Fear of the Other

February 10, 2017

On September 21, 2013, the International Day of Peace, I was at a children's cooking competition in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, when members of the extremist group al-Shabaab opened fire. By the end of their siege, 67 people were killed, though I was fortunate enough to survive the attack. In the following weeks, my physical wounds healed, but I developed PTSD. 

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