“New Mindsets and New Literacies for Thriving in a Globalized World” with Homa Tavangar – Wednesday, February 15

Jan 24, 2023

Visit MFS for an evening with Author and Speaker Homa Tavangar on Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. to learn about the skills students need to navigate a changing global context.


New Mindsets and New Literacies for Thriving in a Globalized World

How can parents and guardians help prepare their children for an uncertain future? Based on lessons from social science and brain science, the answers focus on what makes us fully human: qualities like deep empathy, a passion for diversity, and psychological safety. Together, these contribute to vital new literacies: global, racial, and cultural, that will help us and our children confront the challenges of our time.

About Homa Tavangar

For over three decades, Homa Sabet Tavangar’s work has addressed themes of culture, innovation, leadership, global citizenship and global competence, and deep diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion. Homa’s clients include Fortune 50 corporations like Accenture, Disney Channel, and top financial firms and professional associations, while she actively works with public, international, and independent K-12 schools and universities around the world. Co-founding the Big Questions Institute and Oneness Lab represents a natural extension of her work, especially during a time of unprecedented global challenges. Homa is the author of award-winning Global Kids (Barefoot Books, 2019) and Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World  (Random House, 2009), which was the inspiration behind NBC-Universal’s animated series Nina’s World, starring Rita Moreno, and co-author of six books for educators, including her most recent, 9 BIG Questions Schools Must Answer to Avoid Going “Back to Normal” (*Because “Normal” Wasn’t That Great to Begin With). Born in Iran, she has lived on four continents, and her heritage includes four world religions. Homa is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. She is married and the mother of three adult daughters.

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