The Center for Intercultural Dialogue operates under the auspices of the Council of Communication Associations. The Council is an umbrella organization for eight national and international communication associations, and the Center is designed to serve any member of any of the member associations.
Executive Director, CCA:
Dr. James Dubinsky, Association for Business Communication
Dr. Fred Blevens, Florida International University
Information about the Center’s staff can be found here.
CCA member associations include:
American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA)
Founded in 1981, AJHA exists to foster research of journalism history, to provide a forum, and to be a resource. The association defines journalism in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of mass communication studies
Association for Business Communication
The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international,
interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business
communication research, education, and practice.
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit organization of more than 3,700 educators, students and practitioners from around the globe. Founded in 1912, by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer, the first president (1912-13) of the American Association of Teachers of Journalism, as it was then known, AEJMC is the oldest and largest alliance of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the college level.
Association of Schools of Journalism & Mass Communication
A valuable resource for chairs, deans and directors, ASJMC promotes excellence in journalism and mass communication education.
Black College Communication Association
The Black College Communication Association (BCCA) is a not-for-profit organization, established through a grant from the Freedom Forum. The mission of BCCA is to identify resources necessary for strengthening communications programs at HBCUs; provide technical assistance to HBCUs seeking accreditation; and establish state-of-the-art hardware systems which can be shared by member institutions to promote the understanding and advancement of communication as an academic and professional field.
Broadcast Education Association
The Association is an international academic organization that focuses on the electronic media, providing a forum for issues and topics of mutual concern to educators and practitioners, thus to facilitate interaction between academicians and leaders in the industry. The Association provides a forum for current scholarly research and analysis in all aspects of the electronic media. These areas include regulation, economics, policy, management, news, aesthetics, social effects, production and criticism, among possible others.
International Communication Association
The International Communication Association aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide. The purposes of the Association are (1) to provide an international forum to enable the development, conduct, and critical evaluation of communication research; (2) to sustain a program of high quality scholarly publication and knowledge exchange; (3) to facilitate inclusiveness and debate among scholars from diverse national and cultural backgrounds and from multi-disciplinary perspectives on communication-related issues; and (4) to promote a wider public interest in, and visibility of, the theories, methods, findings and applications generated by research in communication and allied fields.
National Communication Association
The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry. The NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, the NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.