America's Unofficial Ambassadors

We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.

Educating Bill Maher

By Ben Orbach, Director, America’s Unofficial Ambassadors.

Bill Maher is funny and insightful, and he will have pearls of wisdom to share with Berkeley students at their December commencement if they let him through the door. However, after Maher’s recent statements about Muslims, I’m convinced that some of the undergraduates I know could offer Maher wise words on the shortcomings of stereotypes.

I direct an initiative that sends Americans to volunteer in communities throughout the Muslim World. One of our programs caters to university-age youth, and as part of our evaluation process, we ask returned volunteers to list a few words to describe the people they lived with, worked with, and came to know. Here is how 22 volunteers from 12 universities and colleges characterized the people they met this past summer in Indonesia, Morocco, Tajikistan, and Zanzibar:

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This entry was posted on November 3, 2014 by in Volunteer Related and tagged , , , .
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