Liubou Uladykouskaja Researcher Profile

Liubou UladykouskajaLiubou Uladykouskaja is the Founder and Director General of the Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” in Minsk, Belarus. In spring 2015 she is also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Florida, in Gainesville. She earned her PhD in Belarusian Studies in 1993. She is the author of 320 publications on the problems of intercultural dialogue, nation building, identity, preservation of  cultural originality, democratic transformation, globalization, and the USA, including six books: Spiritual Ideals in the Modern Belarusian Culture and Values of Globalism (2009), How to Preserve Cultural Originality (2010), Discovery of My America, Or Why do the Belarusians Need the USA? (2012), and Intercultural Dialogue: American Paradigm (2014).

She established the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (2010), the Inter-Cultural Dialogue Department of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2011), NG Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” (2012), the Laboratory for Intercultural Communication at Belarusian State University (2013). She also has initiated and successfully implemented multiple civic society activities (organization and running of constantly working exhibitions, libraries, art galleries, clubs, ex. the Terminological Commission at the Ministry of Education, the American Club in Minsk, the Belarusian Club of Christian Intellectuals, the Discussion Club “Disputant” at the scientific magazine Higher Education) and international projects, including 190 international conferences, seminars, round tables and presentations. She has participated in joint civic and scientific projects in Poland, Great Britain, Germany, Luxembourg, France, USA, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, and Ukraine. She’s worked as a Chief of the Research Laboratory for Intercultural Communication (Belarusian State University), as Department Chair, Institute of Sociology, as a Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Deputy Director, a Chief Administrative Unit for Science (Belarusian State University), as a Director of the F. Skaryna National Scientific and Educational Center, in the Ministry of Education and Science of Belarus (supervising social science and humanities curricula at universities), as a Lecturer in Belarusian Studies. Uladykouskaja also worked as a journalist, including radio and TV performances.

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