About CID

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) was established by the Council of Communication Associations (CCA) in March 2010. As such, CID broadly represents scholars in the discipline of Communication, but has a specific mandate to directly serve those who are members of any of the member associations of CCA. The goal of the Center is to approach intercultural dialogue at two levels: to encourage research on the topic of intercultural dialogue, and to do so through bringing together international scholars interested in the topic in shared intercultural dialogues about their work.

For further information about CID, follow links to our Mission and objectives, History, Brochure, or Contact. See What is CID?What we do, and CID People for complete lists of CID people and activities. CID currently publishes multiple original publications, Key Concepts in Intercultural DialogueConstructing Intercultural Dialogues, CID Posters, Intercultural Dialogue Exercisesand In Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers. We have published a brief definition of intercultural dialogue (as a poster), a 1-page summary of what it is (as a Key Concept), as well as a lengthy overview of the considerable work done in the area to date. Read the 2017 Study of CID social media followers to learn more about who has joined this group before you.

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As a clearinghouse, this site is open to your contributions – see FAQ for how and what to add. Briefly, you may contribute content to one of the Resources or check the list of Grants for opportunities. All scholars interested in international research are invited to request a profile for themselves and their projects for posting under Profiles, and to also submit citations of recent publications for inclusion in the list of Readings in ICD, so long as they are on intercultural dialogue topics. (In exchange, we expect you to do something for CID – writing for us is a popular choice.) If you lead study abroad courses, or want international teaching posts, either submit information to be added, or find it here. If you are part of one of the many Centers and Organizations that share goals with us, send information and we’ll add you to the list.

You may read the Wikipedia entry about CID or about intercultural dialogue (which we prepared). You can look through all the posts to the site chronologically to catch up to what has happened before you got here. Everyone is welcome to follow us either via email (click on “email subscription” on the top right of any page or post if on a computer, bottom of any page or post if on a phone), or on any of the social media platforms where we have a presence: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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