Gabriel Furmuzachi Researcher Profile

Gabriel FurmuzachiGabriel Furmuzachi has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Vienna (Austria). His academic work deals with issues such as multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism, language learning, communication and narrative identity. His present research interests gravitate around the idea of dialogue as a means of bringing cultures closer and of cosmopolitanism (both in its guise as identity and responsibility and as moral and institutional cosmopolitanism). He also has written essays about metaphors and emotions, the accommodationist use of reason in Canadian philosophy, the relationship between reason and nature, aesthetics and more.

His non-academic work consists in surveying the international fine art trade (with emphasis on Eastern European art), buying and selling nineteenth and twentieth century paintings.

He is also involved in a series of projects spread on a wide cultural spectrum including, for example, Space and Place (a non-profit group based in Vienna, Austria, focused on urbanism and social interventions aiming at promoting cultural and social diversity in the city), Liternautica (a Romanian literature portal where he is part of the editorial team, encouraging young and established Romanian writers and building bridges between literary traditions) and Revista Timpul (where he is contributing with interviews and essays on various themes).

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PLURAL+ 2017 Youth Video Festival

Do you have something to say about the themes of diversity, migration, social inclusion, and xenophobia? Submit videos less than 5 minutes in length to the PLURAL+ 2017 Youth Video Festival. Deadline: June 4, 2017

PLURAL+ is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of a wide network of international partners.

View winning videos from past and present PLURAL+ Youth Video Festivals, chosen by an international jury and partners from thousands of submissions from around the globe.

Key Concept #1: Intercultural Dialogue Translated into Chinese

Continuing with translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#1: Intercultural Dialogue, which I wrote and first published in English in 2014, and which Yan Qiu has now translated into Simplified Chinese. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, 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.

KC1 ICD_Chinese-simLeeds-Hurwitz, W. (2017). Intercultural dialogue [Simplified Chinese]. (Y. Qiu, Trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 1. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/kc1-icd_chinese-sim.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

Goldsmiths Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Lecturer in Media and Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London – Department of Media and Communications

The Department of Media and Communications seeks a temporary appointment to teach across our UG and MA curriculum. The appointed person will teach convene the BA Anthropology and Media, teach two modules on social theory and media rituals and deliver undergraduate learning and dissertation support.

Please note this post is fixed term from 1 September 2017 to 30 June 2018.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Since 2002, May 21 has been chosen by the United Nations as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. As the UN page for the event points out: “Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.”

Here is their recommended list of Ten simple things YOU can do to celebrate the Day

  1. Visit an art exhibit or a museum dedicated to other cultures.
  2. Invite a family or people in the neighborhood from another culture or religion to share a meal with you and exchange views on life.
  3. Rent a movie or read a book from another country or religion than your own.
  4. Invite people from a different culture to share your customs.
  5. Read about the great thinkers of other cultures than yours (e.g. Confucius, Socrates, Avicenna, Ibn Khaldun, Aristotle, Ganesh, Rumi).
  6. Go next week-end to visit a place of worship different than yours and participate in the celebration.
  7. Play the “stereotypes game.” Stick a post-it on your forehead with the name of a country. Ask people to tell you stereotypes associated with people from that country. You win if you find out where you are from.
  8. Learn about traditional celebrations from other cultures; learn more about Hanukkah or Ramadan or about amazing celebrations of New Year’s Eve in Spain or Qingming festival in China.
  9. Spread your own culture around the world through our Facebook page and learn about other cultures.
  10. Explore music of a different culture.

 

London School of Economics Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

LSE Fellow – Media and Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science – Department of Media & Communications
Closes: June 7, 2017

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

This is a fixed term appointment for 13 months

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of media and communications. The successful candidates will join an established and successful department which graduates 260 MSc students a year and which was ranked first in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to critically assessing claims about ways to theorise and empirically research mediated relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world.

You will contribute to the core teaching of the Department and in addition to lecturing and class/seminar teaching, you will act as Academic Adviser to MSc students and supervise their dissertations. You will be expected to make an active contribution to the research culture of the Department. You will also be asked to undertake administrative tasks in the Department or School.

We particularly welcome applications from those with an interest in teaching on our core course MC4M1/M2 Methods of Research in Media and Communications. Interest in teaching on the MSc Media & Communications (Media & Communication Governance) programme is also strongly welcomed.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline by the post start date (1st September 2017).

 

City, University of London Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Lecturer in Media and Communications (Digital Media)
City, University of London – School of Arts and Social Sciences – Department of Sociology

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from autumn 2017.

Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.

Interview date: 19th June 2017.

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from autumn 2017.
Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.
Interview date: 19th June 2017.

Request: Indian Teachers in the Persian Gulf

Linda J. de Wit is a master’s student in Global Studies and an intern for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue. She is currently preparing her research for her master’s thesis, which will look at how Indian teachers working in the Persian Gulf encounter cultural differences and manage conflict.

For this reason she is looking for people from India working as a teacher in one of the Gulf countries who are willing to participate in the research, or people who are otherwise engaged with intercultural communication or education in the region.

More information about the thesis proposal can be found via www.lindajdewit.com/research/.

Linda J. de Wit Intern Profile

Linda de WitLinda J. de Wit is a master’s student in the Global Studies Programme at Freiburg University, Germany, for which she has spent semesters at the FLASCO research institute in Buenos Aires, and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

She obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Leiden University in the Netherlands. After graduating in 2013 she traveled, worked and studied across four continents, which is how she discovered intercultural communication.

She is especially interested in religion and the Middle East, and much of her free time is taken up by learning languages, writing, photography, and cooking.

For her internship at CID, her tasks will include translating, graphic design, updating databases and writing guest contributions.

Besides her work for CID she is now preparing a research for her master’s thesis, which will look at how Indian teachers working in the Arabian Gulf encounter cultural differences and manage conflict.

 

Key Concept #78: Language and Intercultural Communication Translated into Turkish

Continuing with translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting  KC78: Language and Intercultural Communication, which Jane Jackson wrote in 2016 in English, and which Emin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu has now translated into Turkish. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, 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.

KC78 Language and Intercultural Communication_TurkishJackson, J. (2017). Dil ve Kültürlerarası İletişim (E. Y. Koyuncuoğlu, Trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 78. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/kc78-language-intercultural-comm_turkish.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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