The word “nationalist” conjures images of Nazi parades, while people often equate the term “globalist” with the wealthy elite. Neither is accurate, cautions global citizen Wanis Kabbaj, and the philosophies aren’t diametrically opposed. Globalists and nationalists have much in common: They love their country but also have compassion and empathy for people around the world. With national populism on the rise in the West, Kabbaj’s talk not only is timely but is a wake-up call to people on both sides of the debate.
In this summary, you will learn
How people define “nationalism” and “globalism,”
Why framing these ideologies as an either-or choice is damaging, and
How most people experience pride of country as well as compassion for the world.
About the Speaker
Wanis Kabbaj is the director of global strategy for health care logistics at UPS.