KC2: Cosmopolitanism Translated into Portuguese

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#2: Cosmopolitanism, which Miriam Sobre-Denton wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Filipa Subtil has now translated into Portuguese. 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.

KC2 Cosmpolitanism_PortugueseSobre-Denton, M. (2018). Cosmopolitanism (Greek). (F. Subtil, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 2. Retrieved from:

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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Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Job adsSenior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies, Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science. Deadline: June 20, 2018.

The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

The newly launched “One-hundred Talents Program” is aimed at attracting outstanding scholars both at home and abroad. To those recruited via this program, the university is to adopt an international academic standard and procedure — the tenure track system. The university plans to recruit roughly 100 distinguished scholars from both China and abroad by the “One-hundred Talents Program”. Ample funds are available for this program to ensure that scholars have a favorable academic environment and optimum working and living conditions so that they can be dedicated to academic research and the advancement of their fields.

Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (Italy)

Applied ICDSummer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy, 27 August – 5 September 2018, Venice, Italy. Deadline: 20 June 2018.

The Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and Cinema Rights and Human Advocacy (CHRA).

The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 75thVenice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

Reading the World Project

Intercultural PedagogyAnn Morgan, a UK editor and author, realized most of the books she read were by UK and North American authors, so deliberately set out to locate and read books from every country in the world, as described in her TED talk in 2015. This sounds like a great project for intercultural communication students.

If anyone wants to follow her example, for themselves or for students, here’s her list. She has created a website and published a book about her year, titled Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer in the UK, and The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe in the US and Canada.

CID Video Competition Judges

CID Video CompetitionThe CID Video Competition deadline has come and gone, videos have been submitted from around the world, and the judges are now reviewing them. My thanks to the judges for taking the time to watch and critique all the videos. It’s clear the greatest reward for all those who entered the competition is getting their work in front of these accomplished professionals!

Jim D'AdderioJim D’Addario has been an awarding winning producer for the Walt Disney Company since 1995.  He started his career with Disney Interactive as a Production Supervisor on multiple edutainment projects, including the best sellers Lion King Activity Center and Toy Story Activity Center.  Jim was than recruited by Walt Disney Imagineering to produce sound tracks and interactive projects for Walt Disney World, Tokyo DisneySea and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris.  Jim was instrumental in the design of The Buzz Lightyear ride at Disneyland park and The Winnie the Pooh Ride at Walt Disney World. His most memorable moment came when he worked with the iconic Sherman Brothers (of Mary Poppins fame) to produce the new soundtrack for the ride.  Jim has recorded with some of the most recognizable talent in the industry including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Rafiki, and Tigger! Jim then jumped ship to work in the online space with Disney Cruise Line, Disneyworld.com, and Disneyland.com creating the first immersive sites for those properties.  Jim’s current position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Global Broadcast, as a Senior Producer of television and radio commercials, trailers, First-Look programming, in-room videos, online videos, and airport interactive displays. Last year Jim picked up his second Addy award for work on Hong Kong Disneyland.

Zsuzsanna Gellér-VargaZsuzsanna Gellér-Varga studied filmmaking at UC Berkeley (USA) as a Fulbright scholar. Her Screw Your Courage documentary won awards at several US film festivals and was broadcast on public TV. She worked for the New York Times Television as a video-journalist and later directed documentaries including, Once They Were Neighbours, Synagogue for Sale, and Mr. Mom, which were screened internationally and broadcast on public TV. She teaches documentary ethics at the international Masters program, DocNomads. She lives in Budapest Hungary.

Kent GibsonKent Gibson is an Emmy and Grammy winning producer and sound designer.  He also is a forensic audio, video, and facial recognition expert. He has a BA from Yale and an MA from Stanford University Film School. He is Owner of Soundesign, owner of ForensicAV.com, was a founding partner in Rosebud Films, and co-founder and president of Cosmos Studios. He has won a Prime Time Emmy Award for the PBS series COSMOS, and been nominated for an Emmy as Executive Producer for Cosmic Journey – the Voyager Interstellar Mission and Message (A&E). He was Sound Designer and Mixer for the Emmy Award winning Galileo, Battle for the Heavens on NOVA. He has a Grammy Award Citation for Gimme Some Truth, the Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album – long form video; a Grammy Award for Physical starring Olivia Newton-John – long form video disk; a Grammy for The Heart of Rock & Roll, Starring Huey Lewis & The News – long form video; a Grammy Award Citation for Rod Stewart – long form video; as well as multiple Clio Awards and other Emmy Nominations.

Leena JayaswalLeena Jayaswal is an award-winning photographer and documentarian with deep expertise and interest in issues that intersect race, representation and identity. Her films have been broadcast throughout the country on over 100 PBS affiliates through National Educational Telecommunications Association, and through New Day Films. She was awarded the prestigious Gracie Allen Award from the American Women in Radio and Television. Crossing Lines is currently part of the Smithsonian’s Beyond Bollywood exhibition that has been traveling around the country. Her work has been featured in critical film festivals and newspapers for the Indian diaspora. Her award wining photography has been nationally recognized in galleries around the country, in solo shows at the International Visions Gallery and Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C., as well as numerous group shows. Currently Jayaswal is co-directing, co-producing with Caty Borum Chattoo a feature length documentary, Mixed, on what it means to be mixed race in America. Jayaswal is a Professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the at American University. She is the director of the photography concentration and the Inclusion Officer in the School of Communication.

Stéphane Lam is a photo journalist covering all sorts of events involving people who make a significant contribution in their field. Passionate about film and history, he also conducts interviews all around the globe to gather singular and inspirational stories. He works with “The International Post” and is based in Paris, France and Los Angeles, CA.

David MagdaelDavid Magdael has more than 18 years of experience in public relations, strategic planning, development, marketing, community outreach and entertainment and media relations in North America, Europe and Asia. As founder and president of DAVID MADGAEL & ASSOCIATES, INC, Magdael continues to specialize in documentaries, indie films, directors, and public affairs.  From developing Oscar® campaigns to festival strategies to theatrical and broadcast press unit publicity, his company has emerged as an important entertainment communications firm boasting a client roster including numerous Oscar® winning and nominated documentary, animated and short films and festival standouts. Magdael is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and is the Co-Director for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival since 1997. He serves as a mentor at the Sundance Institute Documentary Producers Lab and continues to share his expertise in panels and workshops at Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), Full Frame Film Festival, Silver Docs, Hawaii International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, AFI Festival Los Angeles, Ashland International Film Festival, Film IndependentForum, Visual Communications, Center for Asian American Media, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Film Festival, San Francisco Asian Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, the International Documentary Association, Temple University Division of Film, The Documentary Summit at Columbia College of Film and others.

Micheline MaynardMicheline Maynard is an author, journalist and professor. She has been a correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times, where she is a contributor, and senior editor at the NPR news magazine Here & Now. She writes for Forbes.com, Medium, Skift, ABC Australia, and teaches at the University of Michigan. Her six books include The End of Detroit, which predicted the bankruptcies at the Detroit companies and the rise of Japanese auto companies, and she is at work on her next books.

Nancy RobinsonNancy Robinson is Director, Education Programs for the Television Academy Foundation. In this capacity, she oversees the Foundation’s highly rated summer Student Internship Program, the annual Faculty Seminar, the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program, the Visiting Professionals speaker program, and Alumni engagement. Nancy is also responsible for educational outreach and creating alliances with colleges/universities nationwide. Prior to joining the Foundation’s Education department in 1999, Nancy was Convention Services Manager for a large trade association, planning and executing their annual convention and numerous small meetings across the country. She was also an Awards Consultant with a firm specializing in managing submissions for such companies as the Disney Channel, HBO, and FOX. She began her career as the Primetime and Daytime Emmy Awards assistant for the Television Academy. Nancy is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts/Media Production and a minor in Sociology.

Mary SchafferMary C. Schaffer is a digital media consultant.  She was an Associate Professor of New Media at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for 14 years.  Prior to CSUN, she spent 12 years as a New Media Executive (Disney, Viacom, Geocities) and 18 years as a journalist (NPR, CBS and NBC).  She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the International Documentary Association and Broadcast Education Association.

Richard TrankRichard Trank is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (producer, writer, and director), known for The Long Way Home (1997), Beautiful Music (2005), I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2007), Against the Tide (2009), Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2010), It is no Dream: The life of Theodore Herzl (2012); The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013); and The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers (2015). His newest film is Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres, scheduled for release in late 2018.

UNESCO Survey on ICD

Applied ICDA new report, entitled the UNESCO Survey on Intercultural Dialogue 2017, presents the findings of groundbreaking survey developed by the UNESCO Sector for Social and Human Sciences and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. This was the first UNESCO survey on intercultural dialogue conducted among its Member States. It was designed to take stock of the current conceptual understanding, policies, and legislation, as well as available data, resources and main stakeholders in this field.

The results provide unique perspective on country-specific policies on intercultural dialogue. They also offer a point of analysis for monitoring and policymaking purposes. The survey was sent to all 199 National Commissions for UNESCO in six official languages.

Key findings include:

  1. Defining intercultural dialogue: Context is crucial to defining and applying intercultural dialogue.

  2. Policy framework: The majority of respondents (71%) state that an intercultural dialogue policy is in place in their country, while only 38% of respondents confirmed the existence of a definition of intercultural dialogue at national level.

  3. Challenges: Past and present conflicts and violence represent significant and complex challenges to bringing different people together in dialogue.

  4. Enabling factors: An environment based on respect, tolerance and acceptance is essential to enable intercultural dialogue to thrive.

Renu Pariyadath Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesRenu Pariyadath is an Assistant Professor of Communication at University of South Carolina Upstate. Her scholarship engages the intersection of critical cultural studies, environmental communication and social movement organizational communication. She also draws widely from transnational feminist theory, and sociological and anthropological scholarship on transnationalism. Her research typically examines communicative and relational practices and strategies for organizing in environmental justice movements, particularly in the context of transnational and other broad-based alliances to resist the global restructuring of lives and labor. She also takes interest in classroom practices of faculty of color in teaching critical cultural communication courses as well as the role of communication in helping one overcome stereotypes about Others.

Renu Pariyadath

Renu teaches Environmental Communication, Communicating for Social Change, Ethics in Human Communication, Organizational Communication, and Gender and Communication. She earned a doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa with a minor in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality studies, and has a Master’s degree in Communication from The Ohio State University.

Renu is actively involved in environmental justice movements in the U.S. and in India and was previously a financial journalist with Reuters in Bangalore, India. She is fluent in Hindi and Malayalam.


Pariyadath, R., & Kline, S. L. (2016). Bridging difference: A sense-making study of the role of communication in stereotype change.  In S. K. Camara, D. K. Drummond & D. M. Hoey (Eds.), Communicating prejudice: An appreciative inquiry approach (pp. 1-20). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Pariyadath, R. (2015). From BP to Bhopal: Migrant practices of cultural translation for equitable development in the global south. In D. Broudy, J. Klaehn, & J. Winter (Eds.), News from somewhere: A reader in communication and challenges to globalization (pp. 243-258). Eugene, OR: Wayzgoose Press.

Pariyadath, R., & Shadaan, R. (2014). Solidarity after Bhopal: Building a transnational environmental justice movement. Environmental Justice, 7(5), 115-150.

U Aarhus Job Ad: International Business Communication (Denmark)

Job adsAssociate Professor (Lektor) in International Business Communication in German, Department of German and Romance Languages, School of Communication and Culture, University of Aarhus.  Deadline: 18 June 2018.

The position is at the Department of German and Romance Languages, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture, and involves research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange related to international business communication in German.

More specifically, we are looking for a dedicated applicant who has contributed to research and/or teaching in areas such as international business communication in German, preferably including German or international market communication. In addition, it will be an advantage if the applicant can document research and/or teaching qualifications within the field of social media in a German marketing and business communication context. Applicants must also be qualified to teach core courses at BA and MA level within the marketing communication or PR-oriented disciplines of the German programmes, including such topics as international and intercultural market communication, foreign media and stakeholder relations in an intercultural perspective.

Western U Job Ad: TESOL & Applied Linguistics (Canada)

Job adsAssistant, Associate, or Professor in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Education, Western University (London, Ontario, Canada). Deadline: July 31, 2018.

The Faculty of Education at Western University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (probationary), Associate Professor (probationary or tenured) or Professor (tenured) in the area of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The successful candidate will become a member of the Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics Academic Research Cluster, bring relevant academic strength and collaborative abilities to the Faculty, and contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching duties will include the development and delivery of TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses within the MPED TESOL graduate program and graduate supervision, as well as possibly teaching in research intensive MA and PhD programs, and the pre-service education program.