Out of the box: the lure of the wider world

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For nineteen years Elizabeth Briel was locked in a metaphorical box — first by others, and later by herself – unable to see an alternative to what surrounded her.

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Hybrid domesticities: an artist mixes the professional and the personal

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When an emerging American artist moves to Turkey and starts a family, she navigates new definitions of career and home life.

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Publishing and the digital world citizen

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I’ve got Web 3.0 plans for my second book not only because as a contemporary author abroad I must connect with readers and offer dynamic interaction with the material, but because as a digital citizen I can.

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Designing la dolce vita

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A former officer in the U.S. Navy-turned expat discovers life design is necessary for expat women as military personnel transitioning to civilian life

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The dream of belonging, playing with cultural identity, and achieving a new sense of self: TurkishWIN talk

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In a live-recorded talk, I map a 15 year journey from cultural disenfranchisement to a new expat+HAREM initiative: a private, educational community for global citizens, putting theory into practice.

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Finding timelessness: a multitasking queen hits the pause button

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A Californian’s perception of time changed when she changed cultures.

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Susannah Conway finds her global niche

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When a personal tragedy changed everything for Susannah Conway, she began to unravel and find out what she was made of personally, and professionally.

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Remix culture: cross-pollinating with our pluralism

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Where we come from counts, and by bringing what we uniquely have to offer, we cross-pollinate the culture.

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Parents of the Third Culture: where to retire, when all the world is home?

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Quandary my globe-trotting American mother is now facing, along with former global civil servants, foreign service members and longtime expats: Third Culture retirement.

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