Homa Sabet Tavangar

Author, “Growing Up Global”

Homa Tavangar is the author of “Growing Up Global.”

She has almost 20 years experience working with governments, businesses, international organizations and non-profit agencies in global competitiveness, organizational and business development, and cross-cultural issues.

Homa has been researching “Growing Up Global” since spending the first anniversary of 9/11/01 in China, while she served as Special Advisor on International Business Development for the City of Philadelphia. From January through April 2007 she lived in West Africa with her children, where they spent a school term and she blogged their experience for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ms. Tavangar was born in Tehran and moved to Cleveland, Ohio when she was just over a year old. Along with Iran, she has lived in East and West Africa, South America, and throughout the United States.

In addition to English, she speaks Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Portuguese, and rudimentary French and Swahili.

She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Economics, and International Development and Public Affairs from UCLA and Princeton University. She spent one pivotal year studying at The Catholic University in Lima, Peru, and criss-crossing the lower two-thirds of South America. Her religious heritage includes four of the world’s major faiths, and she has family living on every continent.

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