Cultural Immersion, Diplomacy & Malaysian Flavors
Peter Vogel, founder and managing director of CulturePrep Inc., is a noted speaker on advancing cross-cultural relations and a philanthropist. Peter joins World Footprints to talk about how CulturePrep has been empowering individuals and groups from around the world to overcome the obstacles that threaten meaningful and productive cross-cultural relationships. He will also talk about the volunteer work his organization is spearheading in Uganda.
Then, David Morey, co-chair of The Fund for Peace and former chair of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Task Force on Public Diplomacy, sits down with World Footprints to talk about the current events in Northern Africa and the Middle East and how the insurgent strategy he has developed will help the U.S. to re-boot its foreign policy as . David is one of America’s leading strategic consultants. He has advised some of the world’s top business leaders, five Nobel Peace Prize winners and twelve successful global presidential campaigns, including President Barack Obama. David is also an award-winning co-author of The Underdog Advantage, a book that outlines a powerful insurgent strategy to put business on top.
Finally, prepare your taste buds as Malaysian Chef Susheela Raghavan cooks up the Flavors of Malaysia from her new cookbook with World Footprints. Flavors of Malaysia: a Journey through Time, Tastes, and Traditions, will take you on a wonderful sensory journey as Susheela serves up more than 150 amazing recipes, touching family stories, and fascinating notes about the multi-cultural origins of Malaysian food in this wonderful collection.
DAVID MOREY, Vice Chairman of Core Strategy Group and CEO of DMG, is one of America’s leading strategic consultants. He is the award-winning co-author of The Underdog Advantage (McGraw Hill), and has helped add hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and value to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Morey has worked with some of the world’s top business leaders—and with five Nobel Peace Prize winners and twelve winning global presidential campaigns, including that of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. In global politics, Mr. Morey has advised Philippine President Corazon Aquino, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, Mexican President Vicente Fox, Korean President Kim Dae Jung and The Dalai Lama. In business, Mr. Morey has worked with a range of successful start-ups and small businesses, and his corporate clients include Bancomer, Verizon, Pepsi, Mars, KPMG, McDonald’s, Microsoft, News Corp., Nike, P&G, Disney, Visa, Coca-Cola, TPG and many others. Over the years, Mr. Morey has served as Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University, and recently was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Task Force on Public Diplomacy. He was a four-time All-American Decathlon competitor, IC4A Champion and a member of several U.S. national teams.
Susheela Raghavan is the author of the new Malaysian Cookbook, Flavors of Malaysia, a Journey through Time, Tastes, and Traditions which is published by Hippocrene Books, in October 2010. Susheela imbues Flavors of Malaysia with her passion for global cuisines and spices; her skills as a writer and teacher; and her extensive knowledge and experience of the culinary arts, global cultures and food ways, and the science and nutrition of foods. Susheela brings to Flavors of Malaysia both the authenticity of being born and raised in Malaysia, and the ability to adapt traditional recipes to a new audience, having lived and worked in many countries, and having a strong background in creating ethnic foods and seasonings. Susheela Raghavan was born in Klang, Malaysia, and was educated in Malaysia, India, England, and the U.S. She grew up in Malaysia, attending primary and secondary schools there, and received her B.S. in Microbiology from University of Bombay, India; M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from University of Reading, England, and studied towards a Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition at the University of Maryland, U.S.
Peter A. Vogel, founder and managing director of CulturePrep Inc. is an educator, consultant and noted speaker on advancing cross-cultural relations in education and other industries. He has assisted people and groups around the world in need of a better understanding and appreciation of differences. His experiences led him to design Safe to Relate, CulturePrep’s series of programs and services that build community across cultures. His unique style is hard hitting, reality based, and committed to fostering improved relationships.