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