European and American Diaspora communities represent a significant and highly underutilized asset for investing in new approaches to pluralism.

In the aftermath of the 9/11, there was a great opportunity to reach out and engage such immigrant communities, such as Afghans, Arabs, Iranians and South Asians, in a democratic dialogue.

These communities can play a powerful role in bringing a deeper understanding to the western publics. Their direct connection to their homelands as well as varied media can help communicate alternative perspectives of to their homelands.