When I first heard of the phone number that connects random foreigners with random Swedes, I thought it was a useless gimmick. But then I realized it was a great tool for connecting people in dialogue and breaking down stereotypes.
Yael Miller has worked on a variety of projects in research and analysis related to the Middle East. The majority of her experience focuses on efforts related to improving relations between the United States and other developing nations in North Africa, the Sahel, and the Middle East. In addition, she has worked on media and strategic communication projects on intercultural communications throughout the world. She has traveled and studied in several Middle Eastern countries, and currently lives in Washington, DC, where she is a student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Miller is a contributing blogger for Haaretz Jewish World.
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