The Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) is a project of the Council of Communication Associations (CCA). As such, CID broadly represents scholars in the discipline of Communication, but has a specific mandate to directly serve those who are members of any of the 8 member associations of CCA. The goal of the Center is to approach intercultural dialogue at two levels: to encourage research on the topic of intercultural dialogue, but to do so through bringing international scholars interested in the topic together in shared intercultural dialogues about their work.
The National Communication Association funding for micro grants administered by the Center have now been awarded – see who gets $ for international travel.
As a clearinghouse, this site is open to your contributions – see FAQ in the top menu bar for how and what to add. Basically, if you are involved in something related to our mission and objectives, post a comment on the relevant page – if you’re hosting a conference, go to the conference page; if you’re offering a study abroad course, go to study abroad, etc. (see the list of choices under databases). All scholars interested in international research are invited to post descriptions of themselves and their projects under research and researchers, and to post recent publications.
To facilitate connections among Communication scholars studying intercultural dialogue, as well as facilitate intercultural dialogue among Communication scholars throughout the discipline, by encouraging international collaborative research, serving as a source for grants, and serving as a clearinghouse for information.
*To facilitate international collaborative research examining a wide range of intercultural dialogue contexts, in addition to intercultural communication more generally, and to aid in the dissemination of the results of such research.
*To help Communication scholars interested in intercultural and international research connect across national boundaries by creating a website to serve as a clearinghouse for both information and funding.
*To obtain funding and distribute micro grants for intercultural research so Communication scholars can travel in order to develop, or take advantage of existing, international research connections.
Intercultural dialogue entails an exchange of views between individuals or groups having different ethnic, cultural, religious or linguistic backgrounds, requiring that participants listen to one another, but not that they end in agreement.
Intercultural research examines the systems of practices and meanings of any group and the impact of these cultural expectations on interaction between members of that group and others.
A new brochure describing the Center for Intercultural Dialogue is now available.