Penn State students have the ability to participate in the World in Conversation Project. The Project revolves around dialogues held between the Penn State students and students in Kuwait via video chat.
The dialogues are open without a set agenda, but carefully selected facilitators sit in on the conversations to keep everything going smoothly. Topics discussed range from politics and culture to style and recreational activities.
Co-creators of the project Professors Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey adapted the World in Coversation Project out of the Race Relations Project, which emerged on campus about ten years ago. The object of the Project is not to get students to change their minds on issues regarding the Middle East and Middle East/Western relations, rather open them up to new perspectives.
Ibrahim Atsani, director of the AWARE (Advocates for Western Arab Relations Exchange) Center, visited Penn State at the time of filming and told Central PA Live that he believes the Project is a great way to clarify any misconceptions one group might have about the other.
For more information on the World in Conversation Project, you can visit the website here.