TEDx: On the Perspectives of Global Nomads

November 8 2009, 12:18am

The last five years of Azim Wazeer's life have seen him undertake undergraduate coursework in both Saudi Arabia and Canada, two vastly different spaces. What makes this story more complex is that he was also born in Sri Lanka (South Asia). Having never lived (and only vacationed) in Sri Lanka, he has always been an international student in some form and he has been one in locations that are polar opposites.

Global citizenship to Azim is about an understanding that we may seem bizarre to one another in our practices, but beyond that our core motivators, needs and wants are pretty much the same. Global citizenship is about a belief that we can succeed as a collective group despite our varying patriotic and cultural beliefs.