Culture and Politics

 Although shared beliefs, languages and traditions can unite us, differences among groups can result in unforeseen conflicts. As travel, communication and consumption become globalized, diverse groups of people interact and collaborate more frequently. These interactions in a global system pose challenges and opportunities as people encounter unfamiliar or different cultural and political practices and beliefs.

Global Challenge Examples:

how to address ideologically-driven conflicts; how to move beyond political polarization and gridlock; how to balance positive and negative effects of globalization; how to assess the impact of national and cultural variations in trade and regulation practices; and how to preserve local and indigenous cultural identities in the face of globalization

See how some challenges are addressed: Development Policy and Finance, Global Education First Initiative, UN Global Impact

How does this theme connect to GLI?

Examples of classes and experiences from past students.

How does this theme connect beyond GLI?

Examples of opportunities within UM student groups, academic programs and Missoula organizations.