US-Japan Leadership Program 2020/21 (US/Japan)

FellowshipsCall for applications: US-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP), participants expected to be in Seattle, WA July 11-18, 2020 and Japan, July 25-Aug 1, 2021. Deadline: December 9, 2019.

USJLP is the flagship program of the United States-Japan Foundation. USJLP is now accepting applications to the Seattle 2020 and Japan 2021 conferences through Monday, December 9, 2019. The upcoming Seattle 2020 is set to take place from Saturday, July 11 – Saturday, July 18, 2020. Delegates who start the Program in 2020 will return for their second year at the 2021 conference, currently scheduled to be held in Japan from Sunday, July 25 – Sunday, August 1, 2021.

The US-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP) launched in 2000 with the purpose of developing a network of communication, friendship and understanding among the next generation of leaders in each country.  With the goal of bridging the gap between East and West, the Program fosters a continuing dialogue among future leaders in a broad variety of professions. It starts this process by bringing some young leaders together from each country for two intensive weeklong conferences over two years, with discussions revolving around historical and current issues in bilateral relations, as well as issues reaching beyond our two countries. Through serious conversation as well as recreation and shared cultural activities it seeks to nurture lifelong friendships. The Program is designed to keep the leaders in touch with each other throughout their careers through a dedicated website and member directory, frequent reunions and newsletters, and online social networks.

All members hold US or Japanese citizenship, enter the Program between the ages of 28-42 and have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Membership requires a commitment to participate in two consecutive summer conferences as a Delegate (one in Japan, and one in Seattle), and the intent to remain active in the Program as a Fellow (alumnus).

USJLP seeks to create a network of talented and diverse young American and Japanese leaders brought together to foster dialogue, friendship and understanding between the two countries. All members hold US or Japanese citizenship, enter the Program between the ages of 28-42 and have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Membership requires a commitment to participate in two consecutive summer conferences as a Delegate (one in Japan, and one in Seattle), and the intent to remain active in the Program as a Fellow (alumnus).

CFP Conference on Communication & Management (Greece)

ConferencesCall for papers: 6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2020), 3-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece. Deadline: 16 December 2019.

You are invited to submit your proposal (abstract/ poster/ round table /workshop/) to be considered for presentation at ICCM2020, that will take place 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece, organized by the Communication Institute of Greece and endorsed by the King Graduate School at Monroe College, in USA and the Media Informatics Lab, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece.

ICCM2020 aims to provide an opportunity for Academics, Professionals and Industry Experts from various fields, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in their field of study. This year there will be four thematic panels:

  1. International Leadership and Management
  2. Multidisciplinary Approaches to New Media Technologies
  3. New Horizons in Journalism
  4. Sustainable development

Zhichao Qiu Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesZhichao Qiu (M.A. New York University, 2017, B.A. Ohio State University & Beijing International Studies University, 2016) is currently a program manager at International Division, Beihang University, Beijing, China.

Zhichao Qiu

He earned his M.A. degree from New York University in Foreign Language Education with a focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. His research interests include the internationalization of higher education and cross-cultural communication. He has experiences not only in teaching foreign languages, but also in managing partnerships, student mobility programs, and intercultural training. His pioneering project “Buddy Program” at Beihang University has equipped over 300 students with advanced intercultural communication skills and global competence.

He is committed to pursuing research and professional work in intercultural communication and international higher education as his lifelong career.

National U Singapore Jobs and Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Among them are the following:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies with Specialization in Cultural Management (Educator Track, so teaching only) with a start date of 2 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 Dec 2019.

Candidates will have global, regional and local knowledge of arts, cultural and media industries with expertise in one or more of the following areas: cultural management; cultural policy and practice; critical creative industry studies; cultural planning and audience development; arts, community and diversity; cultural economics; arts management and data analytics; cultural diplomacy; art history and curatorial practice. Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and engagement in industry practice.

Assistant Professor in New Media with a start date of 1 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 December 2019.

For applicants with open specialisation in the general discipline of New Media and Communication.

Teaching Assistant in Digital Media and Analytics with a start date of 1 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 December 2019.

For applicants with teaching assistant expertise and experience interactive digital art and immersive media; machine learning and text analytics; computational art and curation; human interface/user experience (UX) design, etc. The applicant will have industry related and/or teaching experience in one or more of the areas.

PostdocsTwo Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows with a start date of January 2020. Application deadline: 31 Oct 2019.

Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: New media and mobility, Cultural studies in Asia, Cultural theory and materialist cultural studies, Critical software studies and network theory, Games and e-sports theory, Race, gender and sexuality studies in Asia, Critical creative industry and policy studies, Asian film and digital heritage studies, Digital ethnography and qualitative research methods.

U Oklahoma: Asst Prof Intercultural Communication (USA)

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Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Deadline: November 18, 2019.

The Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma seeks to hire an outstanding scholar who will contribute to the department’s national reputation in intercultural communication. Intercultural communication is a historic department strength, with the department ranked in the top ten nationally in the most recent reputation survey of doctoral granting communication departments. The program seeks an outstanding assistant professor with interests in intercultural or interethnic communication with an emphasis on racially or ethnically diverse groups in the U.S. and a preference for candidates focused on indigenous peoples. The candidate should show promise as an active researcher who can enhance the department’s program and contribute to the broader strategic vision of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Oklahoma.

Beyond Conflict: Project Lead for Decoding Dehumanization (USA)

“JobProject Lead for Decoding Dehumanization, Beyond Conflict, Boston, MA. Deadline: Open until filled.

Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab is seeking a Project Lead for its Decoding Dehumanization project: a research and policy initiative designed to create evidence-based approaches to preventing group-targeted harm (such as systemic discrimination, or mass atrocities) by interrupting the dehumanization process or developing interventions which rehumanize. The Project Lead will work with the team at Beyond Conflict and the Innovation Lab, and will be located in Boston.

The Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab, a research and development unit within Beyond Conflict, was created to apply behavioral and brain science to real-world issues by discovering, developing and deploying new tools that reduce conflict and facilitate positive social change.

The Decoding Dehumanization project aims to develop and test interventions aimed at reducing dehumanization and support for violence and apply the research to real-world policy through partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, in the US and internationally. Current project intervention sites include Nigeria, and working with US-based groups focused on migrant issues.

This is a grant-funded position that begins in the Fall of 2019 and will last until September 2020 with potential for an extension through February 2023. The Project Lead’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and manage the implementation of the Decoding Dehumanization project. In this capacity, (s)he will work closely with Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab staff members, Beyond Conflict scientists, and other internal and external stakeholders to advance the mission of the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab and the Decoding Dehumanization project.

MPI Europe: Communications Officer (Belgium)

“JobCommunications Officer, Migration Policy Institute Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: 11 November 2019.

Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe) is a nonprofit, independent research institute based in Brussels, Belgium that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote evidence-based policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems as well as successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe. MPI Europe works collaboratively with the International Program of its sister organization, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), based in Washington, DC.

MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated Communications Officer to join its dynamic team in Brussels. The successful candidate will manage media relations and social media strategy; play a significant role with senior management in shaping the institute’s overall communications strategy; write press releases, op-eds, and other materials; perform developmental and content editing; and assist the MPI Europe team in external and internal communications and execution of events. He or she will demonstrate exceptional writing skills, with a strong grasp of communications and social media strategy, as well as graphic design. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CFP IAICS: Diversity & Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times (India)

ConferencesCall for Papers: International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS), May 28-31, 2020, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India. Deadline: November 20, 2019.

Conference Hosts: MAHE, India, and University of Louisville, USA
Conference Theme: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times

As we move further into the 21st century, issues of diversity and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly complex. The constant flows of persons, cultures, and ideas between and among nations not only intensify contact and connection among global citizens but also bring to the surface both emergent and perennial issues of difference, identity, territory, and environmental concerns. With expansive networks moving at breakthrough speeds and intensities, the very concepts of diversity and multiculturalism are changing, especially as they encounter forces of environmental change, nationalism, populism, and hegemony. What does it mean to live in a multicultural society? How do we create community, resolve conflicts, in complicated religious, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts? What happens to minorities and indigenous peoples within larger majority cultures?

The theme of this conference seeks to address these issues in the context of nations and the larger world.

Intercultural Communication MOOC (China)

“MOOCs”
MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Intercultural Communication. Starts: October 14, 2019 (may be joined late)

Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course. This course assumes no prior knowledge and is suitable for pre-university, undergraduate and post-experience students. It does require high school-level English or above, an interest in international issues, and curiosity about, exposure to or experience with other cultures.

Taught by Steve Kulich, Hongling Zhang, and Ruobing Chi, all at the Intercultural Institute of Shanghai International Studies University, China, on the FutureLearn platform. Among the intercultural offerings now online, the SISU course encourages non-western perspectives and focuses on clarifying learner’s identities, preferences and approaches to interaction in intercultural contexts.

Other relevant MOOCs on this platform include Cultures and Identities in Europe by the European University Institute, Italy; Introduction to Intercultural Studies: The Concept of Culture, Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Intercultural Contact by the University of Leeds, England, and Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities (by the University of Groningen, The Netherlands). Joining all of these courses is free, but students pay a fee if they want a Certificate of Achievement documenting participation.

SIETAR Italia Call for Events Proposals 2020 (Italy)

EventsCall for Events Proposals for 2020, SIETAR Italia, Milan, Italy. Deadline: 30 October 2019.

Organizers at SIETAR Italia are currently working on the 2020 Programme of Events. Every year they ask members and non-members to deliver workshops, seminars, webinars or talks following their guidelines.

Are you interested in presenting an event in 2020?

The areas of greatest interest are:
•    Companies and organizational challenges
•    Intercultural and multicultural socio-political contexts
•    Development of competencies and training of intercultural professionals
•    Intercultural communication in language education
•    Intercultural education in the European context

 

If you have any interesting contribution to offer (in English or Italian) on one of these subjects, please complete the Form for Events Proposals – 2020 Calendar, and send it to SIETAR Italia by the 30th of October 2019. Notices about what has been accepted will be sent by end of November 2019.

In Milan, most of the events are hosted for free by ChiAmaMilano, via Laghetto, 2 (near Duomo – Università Statale) which is run by the Milan Council. If you know of other venues in Milan or other cities, please mention them.

The 2020 Calendar of Events, as well as the one-off events, will be posted on the following channels: the SIETAR Italia website; the GLOBAL SIETAR calendar of events; Eventbrite, through the Newsletter (with a mailing list of 2500 contacts), the SIETAR Italia Facebook page, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, as well as through partners’ communication channels.