DMeetup w/ Brett Parry and Christian Höferle

3 April 2023
15:00 - 16:00 CET

Dear Direct Members,
Dear SIETARians,

Spring is in the air; it encourages us to be lighthearted and uplifted which hopefully we are. Spring also brings new hopes for the changes we want but for them to happen we need to do something, otherwise, hopes will only remain hopes.

At the next DMeetUp on the 3rd of April, at 3 p.m. CET with our USA colleagues Brett Parry and Christian Höferle we are discussing how events that are happening in one part of the world become a call for action in other parts, make us think what we want NOW and review existing concepts and paradigms through the prism of today’s reality.

Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022, the world has had to come to grips with the reality that there is still a hangover being experienced from the days of the Cold War. As a major power in the world, the USA has had to grapple over many years of how to confront the evolution of attitudes towards new and old enemies,

To understand the way the US American population sees today’s challenges in Europe and the wider world, we need to go back a little further. Perhaps not too far as that would take up a very large amount of time. We can at least review the preceding few years of political upheaval and polarization, and how that fundamentally affects the varying attitudes to the war itself.

This session “New Views Over Old Horizons: US American Attitudes through the prism of the war(s)”, will include a brief review of the diversity of cultural impacts in the USA, such as regional, generational, political, socio-economic and gender, and how this influences just how the population views the current conflict. We’ll explore cultural attitudes derived from the power and influence the US has had in the world.

Brett originally is from Australia, and has spent the past 23 years of his time living in the US on a quest to study and understand the US American culture, and passing that knowledge on to international organizations sending teams and individuals to engage with the business and social environment. Brett also has a home in Poland, and spends a good deal of time in the European region, giving him exposure to observing the many differences across cultures.

Christian German by birth, American by choice, and Bavarian at heart, Christian resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a strong believer that any conflict can be resolved with a better understanding of our cultures. And as a German, burdened with the inherited guilt of the most horrific crime against humanity, he feels it is his duty and moral obligation to make our world a more peaceful, responsible place. He is a cross-cultural trainer and corporate coach.

To participate please see the email you received as a SIETAR member.

Join us for this important discussion, we are looking forward to seeing you among participants and contributors.


Warm spring wishes,
Victoria and Cindy,
SIETAR Direct Member Representatives


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