CID is 5 Years Old!

About CIDThe Center for Intercultural Dialogue was officially established in March 2010, so this month marks our fifth anniversary. As a reminder, CID grew out of the National Communication Association’s Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue, held at Maltepe University in Istanbul, Turkey, July 22–26, 2009. When participants wanted a way to encourage further international connections for intercultural research, a proposal was brought before the Council of Communication Associations‘ Board of Directors at their March 2010 meeting to create the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, which was approved. I was appointed Director of CID at that same meeting, and asked to prepare necessary documents and establish an Advisory Board, all of which were approved at the CCA meeting in September 2010. (Further history has already been published, so it won’t be repeated here.)

This WordPress site was established in 2010, with other social media following in 2011 (Facebook), 2013 (Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest), and 2014 (a Wikipedia article). Nearly 2000 people now follow CID across one or more of these fora, and requests now arrive every few days to post information to this community.

Thanks to all those who have made this project possible, to all those who have connected with CID in some fashion, and to all those who have contributed to CID in any way.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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

4 thoughts on “CID is 5 Years Old!”

  1. Happy 5th anniversary CID! I’m honored to be a collaborator for this initiative. Also, thank you for all the inspiration you have provided to one of your relatives, the Literacies in Second Languages Project! LSLP looks forward to our ongoing collaboration and joint work in the future!


    Raúl A. Mora, Ph.D.
    Chair, Literacies in Second Languages Project
    Assistant Professor, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín)

  2. Dear Wendy
    Happy 5th Anniversary CID.. It has been a great pleasure for me to be a part of this collaboration and working with you. Many thanks for all your hard work for making this network possible and grow.

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