Call for nominations: Intercultural Achievement Awards, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna, Austria. Deadline: 6 June 2021.
The Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) is a key project for intercultural dialogue of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The award honours successful and innovative projects in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue, both in Austria and on a global scale. The award is open to all those who identify and make use of opportunities which positively shape intercultural co-existence. It also rewards those who successfully break new ground in intercultural dialogue, who have mastered a specific challenge through intercultural action, and who promote the dialogue of cultures and religions through their media presence.
Organizers are looking for both large and small projects implemented by organisations or individuals. The IAA specifically promotes intercultural and inter religious projects in the fields of Arts/Culture, Youth, Human Rights, Global Citizenship Education and Integration. The projects need to be either in the process of being implemented or already completed. Applications are open to both non-profit organizations and commercial organisations. Individuals from civil society can also participate.
Report Addendum: Concrete Experiences for Transformational Change, CID Focus Groups for the UNESCO Futures of Education Initiative, May 2021.
In January, UNESCO invited the Center for Intercultural Dialogue to participate in the Futures of Education Initiative by holding focus groups on how education needs to evolve today, in order to be more relevant tomorrow. Three sessions were convened, on January 28, 29, and 30, 2021. A report of our conclusions, framed as a response to the UNESCO document, Education in a Post-COVID World: Nine Ideas for Public Action, was submitted in February.
We proposed a tenth idea, that learning to live together requires intercultural dialogue, which was also published as CID Poster #14.
In April, UNESCO asked the Center to return to the forum group participants, this time requesting “innovative and inspiring concrete experiences to serve as good illustrations of activities and approaches that can contribute to transformational change.” Eight members of the original group were able to submit examples by the tight deadline in early May. Thanks to the participants who were able to respond so quickly:
- Evangelos A. Afendras (Greece/Malaysia): Stumbling on adverse realities while building a “Humaniversity” for MDG ideals: Some autoethnographic notes
- Giovanna Carloni (Italy), Virtual exchange as a transformative process in the Global South
- Mohammed Guamguami (Morocco): COIL education: Glocal principled innovation
- Nazan Haydari and Onur Sesigür (Turkey): Gender and sound culture workshop in Turkey
- Maria Hussain (UK): Nurturing inclusive intercultural dialogue beyond borders through student-led podcasts: The case of Cultural Insight Wednesdays
- Sr. Teresa Joseph (India): Don Bosco: Word in the Ear
- Maura Di Mauro (Italy): Systemic university change towards internationalisation for academia (SUCTIA)
- Yehuda Silverman (Canada/USA): Incorporating diversity into intrapersonal peace and conflict prevention
One of these examples has already been published as Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #12, and several others are in preparation as further publications on this site.
Academic Director of TESOL/EFL, British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt. Deadline: 21 May 2021.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing TESOL/EFL British academic English provision in a higher education setting, along with experience of transnational and/or intercultural education. They will offer evidence of a mature approach to risk and a willingness to step outside their comfort zone in search of creative solutions to problems, and to deliver change within a complex international environment. They will demonstrate a commitment to make learning and growth an inherent part of the culture of English Language provision, will lead by example, and work collaboratively, flexibly and with cultural sensitivity.
Fellows Programme, KAICIID, Vienna, Austria. Deadline: varies by program (May or June 2021).
Exchange programmes across religious educational institutions only exist within a few countries around the world. In most countries, exchange does not exist due either to a lack of interest, a lack of resources, and/or a lack of diversity of religious institutions. KAICIID recognises the integral part of knowledge-sharing among religious education institutions that train future leaders. The Centre aims to connect these institutions and their select teachers to a network of an active transnational community of interreligious dialogue practitioners in order to advocate for peace. The KAICIID International Fellows Programm seeks to not only address these problems but also to network institutions that train religious leaders transnationally so that interreligious dialogue can become a common feature of any religious training, whatever the religion might be.
All documents for the 2021/2022 Latin American and the Caribbean Regional Fellows Programme must be submitted by 30 May 2021. All documents for the 2022 KAICIID International Fellows Programme must be submitted by 10 June 2021.
Program Officer: Peacebuilding Analysis and Impact, swisspeace, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Deadline: 30 May 2021.
To reinforce its Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact (PAI) program, swisspeace is looking for a Program Officer – Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact (80-100%). The Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact (PAI) program is the methodology innovation hub of swisspeace. Research and practice insights shape our cutting-edge approaches, which help our partners and clients to improve analysis, management, and learning processes to ultimately increase the effectiveness and positive impact of their work in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. swisspeace stands at the forefront of advancing conflict sensitivity and adaptive management both in research and policy as well as in institutional practice.
swisspeace is a practice and research institute dedicated to advancing effective peacebuilding. It supports and advises local, national, and international actors relevant for peacebuilding, researches topics particularly relevant for peacebuilding practice, provides spaces for exchange and dialogue, and shapes peace policy in Switzerland and globally. swisspeace is an associated institute of the University of Basel.
Summer School in the Communication of Scientific Research, taught by Maria Flora Mangano, August 3-5, 2021, Viterbo, Italy. Deadline: June 20 2021.
The CSR summer school is dedicated to the theory and practice of communication of scientific research, by providing basic instructions on the construction of written and oral text, with analysis in class of written and oral contributions by the participants. This year’s class is particular addressed to non-Italian young researchers, and will be taught in English.
The training in communication of scientific research is an interdisciplinary postgraduate offering dedicated to professionals of science: people who conduct research within the international academic community. The CSR teaching program is addressed to young researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) drawn from different fields in the natural, social, and human sciences.
Since 2020, a CSR fund has been established, which intends to facilitate the participation of young researchers. The fund has been developed by Italian CSR alumni who wish to help their peers to have access to the CSR training. This year the CSR fund offers two grants of € 150 each which are intended for highly motivated young researchers who cannot cover the whole cost of the CSR school. Priority will be given to those who live in the Mediterranean area (especially the Balkans, Maghreb and the Middle East), as well as to the young researchers who live in Central and Southern Africa, and in Central and Southern America.
Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#102: Inclusive Communication, originally written by Mohammed Guamguami for publication in 2021, and now translated by him into French.
As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.
Guamguami, M. (2021). Communication inclusive. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 102. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/kc102-french_v2.pdf
If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
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Call for nominations: Intercultural Innovation Award, UNAOC and BMW Group, USA and Germany. Deadline: 27 May 2021.
For the past ten years, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group have invited organizations around the world to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award. The two partners have used this award to support innovative projects promoting intercultural understanding.
This year, the focus will primarily be on projects promoting gender equality, countering violent extremism, hatred, and prejudices, and advocating for art, culture, and sports as vehicles for social cohesion and diversity.
To leverage the social impact of the selected projects, all ten finalists will receive the same financial assistance. For this reason, with the support of the consulting firm Accenture, the partners have increased the financial award to USD 200,000. In addition, the finalists will receive individual and professional consulting and participate in various training sessions and workshops. Recipients will also have access to “Intercultural Leaders”, an exclusive skills and knowledge-sharing platform developed by UNAOC and BMW Group for civil society organizations and young leaders working on promoting intercultural dialogue worldwide.
Call for papers: Education as Relating: A Global Online Conference, Taos Institute, August 9-11, 2021, online. Deadline: May 30, 2021.
Placing the power of relating at the center of education:
- From Monologue to Dialogue
- From Competition to Collaboration
- From the Timeless to the Relevant
Education as Relating… The world is ready…the future is at hand… for replacing assembly-line classrooms with the vitalizing powers of relating. The directions are clear: from standardization to dialogue, from control to co-creation, and from regimentation to collaboration. Here lie the wellsprings of creativity, caring, and curiosity. Here we prepare for a global future in which inclusion, innovation, and improvisation are essential for a world in harmony. Be part of the program of this virtual conference designed for sharing and exploring practices, experiences, and inspirations in all aspects of education – within classrooms, communities, and outward to the circling globe. Come join in shaping the future of education.
The next issue of Constructing intercultural Dialogues is now available, “Transcultural Education in Context” by Mohammed Guamguami.
He’s describing an international collaboration within an educational setting. As a reminder, the goal of this series is to provide concrete examples of how actual people have managed to organize and hold intercultural dialogues, so that others may be inspired to do the same. As with other CID series, these may be downloaded for free. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF.
Guamguami, M. (2021). Transcultural education in context. Constructing Intercultural Dialogues, 12. Retrieved from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/constructing-icd-12.pdf
If you have a case study you would like to share, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.
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