Generation 9/11

The Generation 9/11 video project was Our Shared Future’s contribution to public discourse on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US. The impact of the attacks resounded worldwide as a profoundly cultural event. Ten years after this important event, we invited members of the British Council’s Transatlantic Network 2020 (TN2020) of young professionals and leaders from around the world to contribute their perspective and reaction to 9/11 as they developed into adults.

You can watch the videos here.

100 Questions about Islam

The British Council partnered with the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the University of Missouri School of Journalism to take advantage of the presence of so many experts at a conference at Georgetown University in Spring 2011. Selected experts were interviewed on camera by University of Missouri students on some very basic questions at the heart of relations between Muslims and non-Muslims – about Islam and Muslims in the US, Europe, and Middle East. These answers were then edited into a video series called 100 Questions about Islam.

You can watch the video playlist above or by going to YouTube.

Journeys of Belonging

The world is not divided into ‘us’ and ‘them’

Journeys of Belonging challenges the ‘us vs. them’ dichotomy through a range of video testimonies by public figures and young leaders about the many facets of their identity and the shared experiences that unite them. In a hyper-connected society, we have ever-increasing opportunities to see that people across continents often share similar views, aspirations, and hopes.

We partnered with the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the University of Missouri School of Journalism to create a video series of experts examining this dichotomy.

Check out the names of the experts in these videos below. You can find all of the videos on YouTube.

Journeys of Belonging expert panelists

  • Gemyhood Bashir – Journalist/Blogger
  • Elizabeth Birch - President of Birch & Company, former Executive Director of  the Human Rights Campaign
  • Steffi Biester - Director/Cofounder of KICKFAIR
  • Sofana Dahlan - Founder/CEO of Tashkeil
  • Beatrice Faumuina - Olympic Athlete, FAO Goodwill Ambassador
  • Rasha Fityan - Capacity Building Department Manager at Ta’awon for Conflict Resolution
  •  Armand Giramahoro - Founder of Amahoro Youth Club
  • Angela Massey - Consultant, Nonprofit Empowerment Group
  • Melody Moezzi - Iranian-American Writer, Attorney
  • Auma Obama - Sports for Social Change Initiative Technical Advisor, CARE USA
  • Nadim Rifai - Business Analyst/Media Specialist at ictQATAR
  • Jorge Sampaio - UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations
  • Aziz Abu Sarah - Executive Director, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution & Cofounder of MEJDI
  • Arthur Schneier - Founder/President of Appeal of Conscience Foundation and Senior Rabbi at Park East Synagogue
  • Asmaa Soliman - Ph.D Student of Religion at University College London
  • Muna Abu Sulayman - Secretary General of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation Saudi Arabia
  • Anna Urombi - Education coordinator and analyst at Passivhuscentrum, Gothenburg




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