Welcome to Connecting Cultures

Every encounter is a cultural encounter, requiring understanding of the nuances and complexities to effectively engage across cultures. As an American-born Muslim woman, I grew up between two cultures and two faiths. That foundation led me to create Connecting Cultures.

Watch my production on engaging with Arab and Muslim Americans. Viewed by thousands of law enforcement officers.

My expertise on Arabs and Muslims has led me to answer the most simple and difficult questions about the culture and the religion that is too often misunderstood. For both businesses and government agencies, I provide in-depth trainings and briefings, live and virtual, to connect people for business and peace. I am dedicated to help you reach your full potential for bridge-building and business-making.

How can I help you? What are your questions and needs? Contact me here.


Lobna "Luby" Ismail


Watch my delivery of my award-winning speech titled "Longing for Belonging."