Alex Jarman, on Learning to be a Cultural Ambassador
My first weeks in Brussels gave me a taste of this challenge. Around three weeks after I arrived, Las Vegas experienced the largest mass shooting in American history. Europeans struggle to understand a number of aspects of American culture, but there is a special confusion about guns. My colleagues were confused and asked me why the U.S. allowed it to be such an issue. Not understanding gun culture very well myself, I stumbled through an answer.