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Take an Asia Minute to Discover the Diversity of the Asia-Pacific Region

By Curtis S. Chin | Published: March 12, 2019

​There’s much more to Asia than can be covered in a minute, but Curtis S. Chin is on a mission: to present the diversity of dynamism of the Asia-Pacific region one minute at a time. This week, Curtis provides a glimpse into different facets of Asia through his informative YouTube channel, “Asia Minute with Curtis S. Chan.”

It's Okay—No, It's GREAT—to Talk to Your Babies in Two or Three Languages!

By Stacie N. Berdan | Published: March 5, 2019

​A longstanding myth insists that exposing young children to multiple languages can harm their development. But in this week’s WorldView blog, Stacie Berdan dispels that myth, extolling the benefits of multilingual childhood for the littlest of learners.

WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for February 2019

Published: February 25, 2019

​Here are some good reads . . . or, rather, good listens . . . that have caught our attention for the month of February.

Du Courage: Translating a Feeling

By David Horner-Ibler | Published: February 19, 2019

​What does courage mean in Togo? David Horner-Ibler, a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer, shares how his Togolese friends use the expression du courage to acknowledge the determination it takes to get through every day.

Three Waldsee Villages: A View Using the Wings of History

By Alex Treitler | Published: February 11, 2019

​On the 74th anniversary of the opening and dissolution of Auschwitz by Russian troops, Alex Treitler considers the history of Waldsee, both as a euphemism for the death camp and as a place of learning and growth in the woods of Minesota. With such a weight of association, the Waldsee of today must strive to dispel ignorance and create a brighter, more complex future.

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