American U Intercultural Relations conference


Located within American University’s School of International Service, the Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) is a non-profit organization, focusing on intercultural and cross-cultural training, and research. IMI was founded to foster the development of intercultural knowledge and understanding both domestically and abroad. We are dedicated to inspiring future diplomats, leaders in diversity, and those dedicated to effective communication globally.


Our annual conference is held in the School of International Service and provides a forum to bring together 200 of top scholars, educators, researchers, trainers, and representatives of various government and international agencies in effort to discuss key issues in intercultural relations. The IMI conference combines a focus on dialogue and learning with networking opportunities in an open, community atmosphere. Participants will choose from more than 30 sessions with over 50 domestically & globally distinguished presenters. This year’s program will also feature the following keynote speakers: Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and Dr. Janet Bennett, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Intercultural Communication Institute. Mr. Stevenson received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award and he successfully argued Miller v. Alabama at the Supreme Court, banning life-without-parole sentences for children. Ms. Bennett chairs the ICI/University of the Pacific Masters of Arts in Intercultural Relations program and she co-edited the 3rd edition of the Handbook of Intercultural Training.


·        Cross-sector representation spans professional backgrounds such as government, academia, law, military, NGO, corporate, consulting, training and more.
·        Experts in intercultural relations and students from the top international relations programs in the nation
·        Individuals from more than 80 organizations and higher education institutions

To register, click here.  

For more information, visit the conference website or contact Mary Margaret Herman via  email at mmherman AT  

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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