Thursday, April 29, 2010

Throop participates in MPR online forum

MPR News reporter Ambar Espinoza filed a report from St. Cloud on Friday that told the story of one attempt to find common ground between cultures.

The idea is to teach young people that communication styles differ depending on a person’s cultural background. It’s especially important in the St. Cloud area where cultural conflicts have surfaced.

MPR is holding a series of discussions on the nature of diversity.

Last Friday MPR hosted an online discussion on the question, “Can you teach people from different cultures to find common ground when there is conflict?”

Dr. Liz Throop, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, was a special expert guest for the forum. Dr. Throop specializes in looking at everyday societal interactions from people of different cultural backgrounds.