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When we interviewed Iraqi-American Andy Shallal at his Washington, D.C. restaurant, we did more laughing than talking. Until the conversation turned to freedom of expression. Shallal, 60, was born in Iraq. In 1966, his father, a diplomat, was assigned to the United States. Two years later, when Saddam Hussein seized power in Iraq, Shallal’s father…

Michigan State University very bravely posted this video, featuring a candid discussion among Chinese students and American students about the challenges in forming cross-cultural relationships. It prompted a lot of discussion among our bloggers over the weekend. One person said that they agree that it can be difficult to form close relationships because Chinese and…