Wrap Up For Brussels

By Bobby Lang This picture of our group’s hotel view of upper town Brussels was taken the day before we left, which sums of my take on Brussels. At first, the complex communication aspect of the city of Brussels and country of Belgium with its segregation between the French of the South and Dutch of…

My Visit To NATO Headquarters

By Bobby Lang On our last day in Brussels we had the great opportunity to visit NATO headquarters. NATO was created in 1949 and after a short stent in Paris, it’s headquarters had been located in Brussels since the 1960′s. There are 28 member countries of NATO while having many partnerships world wide. Not only…

Thinking Glocally

By Bobby Lang An American based corporation’s success abroadToday we visited the Brussels office for UPS, headquarters for the European Middle East and African region. Our presentation was led by two European born UPS men, Jim and Carsten. UPS was founded in Seattle, WA on 1907 by 19 year old Jim Casey. In 1976, UPS…

Welcome To The Council

By DJ Adams The European Council is an interesting and complex portion of the European Union. Their main goal here is to conduct foreign affairs. The great aspect of this tour was that we were able to sit in a room where live broadcasts that involves key decision makers of European Union countries. Each meeting…

EU And Cross-Cultural Communication

By Bobby Lang Today we had the great privilege to visit the European Union Council of Ministers. The European Union alternates presidency between all member countries every six months, Ireland is currently in office. The European Union consist of 27 countries presently with Croatia and Turkey soon to be added. Having 27 countries, numerous languages…

PR And PD

By DJ Adams The Embassy of the United States of America to Belgium is yet another place that is full of history here in Brussels. Who would have known that America and Belgium were so closely connected? However, this close relation is an aspect of the Belgian American history that many are proud of. Jacqueline…