How Can Diversity in Perspectives Help Develop Culturally Competent Mindsets?
In a blend of candidness and formality, Momin Saqib presents his vision of global education fueled by the power of exchange and linkages, with no geographical boundaries and/or institutional limits. He touched upon the sensitive topic of the branding and marketing of education, which often creates rifts and divides in societies. He stressed on how universities anywhere in the world should play their role in developing a culturally competent and problem solving mindset in their students through educational experiences. His talk also emphasized the need for such accepting and adaptive mindsets for a better and peaceful future for humanity. The young and enthusiastic, Momin Saqib is a student activist, youth influencer and social-media personality. He has shown remarkable leadership skills by becoming the first ever non-European Student Union President of the prestigious, King’s College London, in its 144 years long and impressive history. He has travelled extensively between Arizona State University in USA and University of New South Wales in Australia as an ambassador for King’s College London. He has vast experience in public speaking especially resonating with diversified audiences, across age limits. His unique blend of humour, wit and intellect has garnered him a strong and loyal following on all social media platforms, where he misses no opportunity to tackle social taboos and raise awareness about psychological and mental health.