2020 Video Competition and Listening

CID Video CompetitionThis year’s CID Video Competition has as its theme listening, on the grounds that listening is how intercultural dialogue starts. In these days of the Coronavirus pandemic, a very different video on listening has been circulating. Despite the fact that it has no other connection to the competition, it is well worth watching. It is titled #Ascolta in the original Italian, and An imagined letter from COVID-19 to humans in the English. Perhaps it will give ideas to those who are preparing videos for the CID competition.

Video made by: Darinka Montico
Written by: Kristin Flyntz [link goes to complete text]
Music: Cold Isolation · David Fesliyan [link goes to the album]
Subtitle Edit: Iris Kalpouzou

CID Video Competition FAQ 2020

Job adsIn past CID Video Competitions, a number of questions have been asked. In hopes this will help others, they are posted here, along with answers. As new questions are asked, they will be added and answered. 

Please read the basic information for the CID Video Competition in 2020, including especially the entry rules, carefully! If submissions do not meet the requirements, they cannot be considered for a prize until and unless they are revised. When ready, submit your video. [Link for uploading to be added May 1]

At this point the competition is still on, despite the pandemic. Some instructors have suggested this can be a particularly useful assignment for courses suddenly moved online. If there is a change, it will be clearly posted, but it is most likely to be an extended deadline rather than a cancellation. So go ahead and make your videos!

This year’s topic is listening. What does that entail?
Listening means paying attention to someone else rather than focusing on your own words and ideas. This is easiest with someone you know well, and hardest with a stranger, especially if that person shares few characteristics with you. But listening is the start of intercultural dialogue, so it’s important. For more details, see this list of additional Resources.

What exactly is intercultural dialogue, anyway?
The short answer: Intercultural dialogue requires at least two people from different cultural groups (so, it can be international, interracial, interethnic, or interfaith). It is active (people actually communicating in some way, having dialogue) rather than passive (knowledge in people’s heads). Here’s a longer answer: Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 1: Intercultural Dialogue. For more details, see this list of additional Resources.

What about intergenerational dialogue, is that intercultural as well?
NO, intergenerational dialogue within a single culture is not usually considered a form of intercultural dialogue. An argument could presumably be made, but that may be difficult given the short time limit for the video.

Can a group of students submit a video instead of one person?
Yes, absolutely. In fact, that is encouraged, as the perfect way to demonstrate listening to different points of view.

How many people maximum in a group are allowed?
Whatever works best for the students – and the instructor in a particular course if the competition is being used as a class assignment – will be fine. We’ve never set a limit.

Can faculty members participate?
NO, this is a competition for students only. Faculty members can serve as informal advisers or critics, and are certainly asked to encourage participation, or even require participation as part of a course if that suits their needs. But faculty members should NOT be part of the group that actually works on the video, and should NOT be the one submitting a video.

Can audiotapes be submitted in lieu of videotapes?
NO, sorry, audiotapes are NOT videotapes.

Where should videos be uploaded?
The link will be added by May 1. You will have to create an account when you get to the site, with your email, name, and a password. Videos should NOT be uploaded directly to YouTube or any other server, please!

Help, I don’t understand the directions when I get to the upload site!
You are asked to “Login or create an account.” The first time there, you need to choose “Create an account,” which requires providing your email address, first name, last name, and making up a password which you provide twice to confirm. Then click on “Register.” At that point you need to answer the questions on the application. If you don’t finish the first time, when you go back to the site, choose “Login” and then finish. Your email is your “Login ID” and the password is the same one you provided when you created the account.

My students are having difficulty submitting their videos. Can a faculty member help with this step?
YES, absolutely. The goal is to have student-created videos. There’s no problem with a faculty member helping to get those videos uploaded so they can be entered in the competition. However, please do NOT do it for them – the account should not be in the faculty member’s name. Let the student create an account, and then help as needed with any technical or translations issues.

My students created videos for this competition as a course assignment, so there are several different videos to be uploaded. Does each video need to be submitted separately?
YES, absolutely. Each video, whether created by one student or by a group of students, should be uploaded separately so it can be evaluated by the judges.

Four of us worked on a video together. Do we submit it once or 4 times?
ONLY ONCE! A group video should be submitted once, with all students who worked on the video being listed as creators. Choose a student who checks their email fairly often as the one to upload the video, so if there are any questions, they will see the email and be able to respond.

Can 30-minute videos be considered?
What part of “no less than 30 seconds, no more than 2 minutes” is unclear?

Is there a language requirement for the videos?
YES, the videos either must be in English or subtitled in English. Permitting other languages would imply having judges who know all the several dozen languages currently represented on the site, which would be impossible. However, choosing to have most of the video silent, with few words, or using another language with English subtitles, are appropriate ways to finesse the language requirement for those who are not native speakers.

Do the videos have to be live action?
NO, animation has been successfully incorporated into several submissions in the past. However, a PowerPoint slideshow is unlikely to result in an award, as that doesn’t make a very successful video.

I want to use video I made of a group singing a song in live performance. I have their permission, but not that of the copyright holder for that song. Is that fair use?

Unfortunately, the short answer is no, you would need permission of the copyright holder of the song. The long answer is that for all fair use questions, see the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use and the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video; these and other such best-practices codes are available from the Center for Media and Social Impact.

CID VIdeo Competition Resources 2020

Job adsThe following resources discussing listening and intercultural dialogue are intended to help to those preparing entries for the CID Video Competition in 2020.

This year’s competition has the theme “listening is how intercultural dialogue starts.” This means students need to demonstrate their understanding of 2 concepts. The first is Listening. Materials published on the CID site that should be useful include:

Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue
#37: Dialogic listening

Constructing Intercultural Dialogues
#6: The privilege of listening first

As well as several posts related to listening:
LIST(e)N and The Day of Listening
Call for Papers: International Listening Association
Call for Papers: Special issue of International Journal of Listening on Listening in mediated contexts

The second part is Intercultural Dialogue. CID has produced a number of overlapping explanations, including:

Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue
#1:    Intercultural dialogue
#8:   Public dialogue
#10: Cross-cultural dialogue
#14: Dialogue
#81: Dialogue as a space of relationship
#84: Double intercultural dialogue

Constructing Intercultural Dialogues
#9: Intercultural dialogue as an activity of daily living
#11: Creating connection through intercultural dialogue partners

CID Posters
#3: Intercultural dialogue
#6: Dialogue defined
#8: Intercultural competence/intercultural dialogue

If you have further questions, see previously published competition rules, and FAQ. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question. When you’re ready to submit an entry, click here [URL to be added when the competition opens].

CID Video Competition 2020: Listening is How Intercultural Dialogue Starts

Job adsThe Center for Intercultural Dialogue announces its third annual video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during spring 2020. Deadline: June 1, 2020, at midnight (east coast US time).

CID Video Competition 2020


This year’s competition asks students to focus on listening, as listening is how intercultural dialogue starts.

Listening gives shape to speaking, inviting other people into a dialogue…Our acts of listening, like all communication, are shaped by our cultural and individual differences. – Elizabeth S. Parks

Listening is what happens when people stop focusing on what they say or do, and start attending to what someone else is saying or doing. Without listening, there can be no intercultural dialogue.

Intercultural dialogue is the art and science of understanding the Other. – Peter Praxmarer

Intercultural dialogue can include international, interracial, interethnic, and interfaith interactions, but it is always active (people doing something) rather than passive (people thinking about something).

Faculty members are invited to discuss intercultural dialogue in a class, perhaps showing winning entries from 2018 or 2019, and to suggest that students produce very short videos as their response. Students are encouraged to be creative, show off their knowledge and skills, and have fun with the topic.

The top award winner will receive a $200 prize. And the top three winners will receive a copy of Elizabeth Parks’ 2019 book, The Ethics of Listening: Creating Space for Sustainable Dialogue, courtesy of the publisher, Lexington Books.

All award-winning entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and highlighted on the CID website, LinkedIn group, Facebook group, and Twitter feed, through posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos. Perhaps most important to student learning, all entries will be sent comments from the judges. Past winning entries have come from Italy, the UK, Peru, Spain, Denmark, Hong Kong, and the USA.

In addition to the rules below, a list of Resources and FAQ have been posted, as well asReflection by winning students, which provides peer-to-peer advice. Contact Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, CID Director, with any questions.

Competition Rules:

  1. Entries must be between 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length. Longer videos will be disqualified.

  2. Entries may be submitted May 1-June 1, 2020. (URL will be added here on May 1.) CID is not responsible for any entry that is misdirected, corrupted, or not received by this date. Judging will occur in June, and winners will be announced in July.

  3. Submissions will be evaluated based on: originality, clarity, showing how listening permits intercultural dialogue, effective use of technology, and overall impact.

  4. All part-time or full time undergraduate or graduate students (post-graduates for those outside the USA) currently enrolled at any university or college or community/ technical college/school, anywhere in the world, are eligible. If high school students wish to join in, they are welcome as well. Students can work independently or in groups. Given the topic, incorporating more than one viewpoint may be particularly appropriate. Ensuring that at least someone in the group knows something about the idea of intercultural dialogue, and at least someone has created a video before, should be useful.

  5. Videos should be created by students, not edited and corrected ahead of time by their instructors. Students must submit videos themselves.

  6. In addition to a video, each entry must be accompanied by a completed brief information form about the creator(s). This will be used as a resource in contacting winners, and then in sharing information about them on the CID website and other social media at the end of the competition.

  7. By submitting your entry, you are attesting that you have the necessary authorization to use the images, audio, text, music, and any other content contained in your video. Please do not enter if you are in violation of, or uncertain of your rights to, any copyrights, patents, trademarks, video, music or other intellectual property. Consult your faculty advisor if you have any questions or doubts about the content of your entry. Online resources include the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use and the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video; these and other such best-practices codes are available from the Center for Media and Social Impact.

  8. Submissions found incomprehensible, inappropriate, or in violation of intellectual property rights for any reason in the sole judgment of CID will not be accepted into the competition.

  9. Funding for the first prize cash award is provided by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), one of the members of CID’s parent organization, the Council of Communication Associations.

CID Video Competition 2019 Results

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is over. As a reminder, students were asked to answer the question “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?” in 90-120 seconds, on video. Posts have appeared over the past weeks describing each of the top videos, but here is a single list with links to all of them.

The winners were:

1st prize: Juanma Marín Cubero & Rafa Muñoz Hernandez, students in Advertising and Audiovisual Communication at the University of Murcia, Spain
2nd prize: Francesca Kroeger, an MA student in Cognitive Semiotics at Aarhus University, Denmark
3rd prize: Sampson Siu Pak Hei, a BA student in Public Relations and Advertising at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

My thanks to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how to show the ways in which social media influence intercultural dialogue. Thanks to colleagues around the world, who helped spread the word about the competition. Thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos (and special thanks to Mary Schaffer, on the CID Advisory Board, who not only served herself but recruited the other judges.) Thanks to Heather Birks, for initially suggesting the idea of a video competition, for arranging funding for the award to be provided by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), for providing server space for the videos, and for providing most of the technical support (and to JD Boyle, at BEA, for additional technical support). The competition would have been impossible without all of the work of all these people.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

3rd Prize in CID VIdeo Competition: Sampson Siu Pak Hei

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.

3rd prize goes to Sampson Siu Pak Hei, an undergraduate studying Public Relations and Advertising at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong.

Title: The Impact of Social Media on Intercultural Dialogue

Description: The video shows a “blind” experiment by asking two people of different nationalities to communicate and understand each other only using Facebook. The test demonstrates both the strengths and weaknesses of social media when used as a tool in intercultural dialogue.

There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

2nd Prize in CID Video Competition: Francesca Kroeger

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.

2nd prize goes to Francesca Kroeger, Master’s student in Cognitive Semiotics at Aarhus University in Denmark. As she travels, she maintains a website, The Life Created.

Title: The Paradox of Social

Description: I am inspired by everyone I meet. They say you are the average of the five people closest to you. If that is the case, then I am the combined effort of close to thirty nationalities. I have been traveling continuously since the age of 15. I studied international communication and with every place I went, my curiosity only grew stronger. My dream is to inspire others, to go out and see the world. I hope to help people from different backgrounds connect, as I understand that not everybody is able to travel as freely as I am. This is the reason that I have been writing about my experiences, and more recently I started to document my journey also through the use of video. The footage in the Paradox of Social is all free stock footage, the edit and voice are mine. I want to show that you do not necessarily need fancy camera equipment or a passport to create bridges between cultures.

Music: I Wanna Live by Novalight

There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

1st Prize in CID Video Competition: Juanma Marín Cubero & Rafa Muñoz Hernandez

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.

Juanma Marín Cubero
Juanma Marín Cubero

1st prize goes to Juanma Marín Cubero (in Advertising and Public Relations) & Rafa Muñoz Hernandez (in Audiovisual Communication), both undergraduates at the University of Murcia, in Spain.

Title: Break the Borders

Description: “Our inspiration came directly from the question: How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? The answer that came to us was that they bring people together regardless of where

Rafa Muñoz Hernandez
Rafa Muñoz Hernandez

they are. Social media facilitate dialogue, so we wanted to capture how people from different countries could communicate and in some way break geographic boundaries, since social media have made this possible. We also wanted to transmit the values ​​that intercultural dialogue has, which are respect, union, empathy, freedom, etc. We had a great challenge when it came to translating our ideas onto video. But with imagination and effort we got the result we wanted. For its creation we have used everything from flour, to the Adobe Premiere editing program. In summary, it has been hard work as well as satisfactory for us, and we hope that we have managed to appropriately convey our idea.”

There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CID Video Competition 2019 Judges

Job adsThe CID Video Competition deadline ended a few days ago, and the judges have begun reviewing the videos. My thanks to all of them for taking the time to watch and critique all the student submissions. It’s clear the greatest reward for all those who entered the competition is getting their videos seen by these accomplished professionals!

Lillian Benson - photo by William StetzLillian E. Benson’s professional body of work as a television, video and feature film editor spans almost forty years. In 1990 the native New Yorker was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the acclaimed civil rights series Eyes On the Prize II. She contributed to films that have garnered five Emmy nominations, four Peabody Awards, and numerous other honors. This fall she is returning to NBC’s medical drama Chicago Med for her fourth season. In 2004 Benson made her directorial debut with All Our Sons-Fallen Heroes of 9/11, a half-hour documentary about the firefighters of color who died at the World Trade Center, broadcast nationally on PBS. She just completed AMEN- The Life and Music of Jester Hairston, an educational film about the internationally-known choral arrangerBenson is a member of American Cinema Editors, an honorary editing society, and serves on their board of directors. She is also a member of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy.

Jim D'Adderio

Jim D’Addario has been an award 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 then 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.

Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga

Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga is a documentary filmmaker and video storyteller living in Budapest, Hungary. 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 SaleMr. Mom, and Angel Business, which were screened internationally and broadcast on public TV. She works as cinematographer, story editor and media consultant, and taught documentary ethics at the international Masters program, DocNomads. She has master degrees from ELTE University Budapest, Graduate School of Journalism UC Berkeley (as a Fulbright scholar), and a DLA from the University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest.

Astrid Kuhn

Astrid Kuhn is an award winning Canadian Filipino broadcaster, producer, director, anchor, reporter and host. For almost 20 years she has told stories for CBC, Global TV, City TV, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment and Telus Optik. With a passion for visual storytelling she has also served as Vice President of Women In Film and Television – Alberta (WIFTA). Right now, Astrid grows empathetic and creative minds to help solve human problems at Mount Royal University (MRU) with the Bissett School of Business and Broadcast Media Studies. Astrid is in the midst of producing a documentary for her doctorate at Royal Roads University on Filipino Canadian entrepreneurs and leadership.

Micheline Maynard

Micheline 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.

Ruben Daniel Mazzei

Ruben Daniel Mazzei is a university EFL and literature teacher and a sworn translator (Universidad Nacional de La Plata). He teaches at primary, secondary, tertiary and university levels, and is a researcher for University of Buenos Aires. He has delivered and produced CPD courses and materials since 2005 for Dirección de Formación Continua -Province of Buenos Aires – and has coordinated the team of CPD teachers for the Ministry of Education for nine years. He has participated in several of the British Council activities such as developing material, facilitating reading groups and coordinating the Connecting Classrooms programme for Argentina. He has facilitated workshops for the British Council on Global Citizenship and Global Education accredited by the University of London and workshops for the British Council Core Skills Programme both in Argentina and abroad.

Mandi Muñoz is a Script Supervisor at Lucasfilm Animation, currently working on The Clone Wars and Star Wars Resistance. She previously worked at Dreamworks Animation on features including Kung Fu Panda 3 and Trolls. In her spare time, Mandi enjoys reading in the company of her feline accomplice, and creating and developing her own universes in which to tell her stories.


Nancy Robinson

Nancy 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 Schaffer

Mary 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.

Lakshmi N. TirumalaLakshmi N. Tirumala is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh.  He predominantly teaches courses that focus on aspects of Digital Video/Film Production, and graphic and web designing. Lakshmi frequently works on creative production projects and does media research. He focuses mainly in the areas of media effects, media accessibility, and learning. He has been actively involved in producing numerous video projects that are either educational and/or fictional. A number of short films he executive produced were well-received and won awards at various film festivals. Additionally, Lakshmi has presented at various national and regional conferences and conventions on the aspects of digital media accessibility

Richard Trank

Richard 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 latest film was Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres, released in late 2018.

CID Video Competition: Last 5 days!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition remains open, but just 5 days remain to the final deadline of May 31, 2019


CID Video Competition 2019

To enter, students must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes demonstrating their understanding of intercultural dialogue. Specifically, videos must answer the question: “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?”

In preparing an entry, remember to think about the 2 major topics and their relationship. Winning videos must take both of these into account, not merely describe one or the other.

1) Intercultural dialogue is the term for what happens when people from different cultural backgrounds attempt to understand one other’s assumptions. Culture is a general term that includes all sorts of learned behavioral patterns. Intercultural communication can be international, interracial, interethnic, or interfaith. Intercultural dialogue is deliberate, active rather than passive. It is NOT the same as cultural analysis (understanding one culture), or cross-cultural analysis (comparing two different cultures).

2) Social media refers to any tool using the internet to help people communicate, nearly always when they are not in the same place at the same time. It includes such applications as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Tumblr, among others. You can limit your consideration to any one of these, or consider several. But don’t just describe social media and how they work! The question you must answer is how the social media you choose to address influence intercultural dialogue. That means, what changes when people of different cultural backgrounds try to understand one another when they are not even face-to-face? What gets harder? What becomes easier?

If you have questions, see previously published competition rules, FAQ, and resources. See last year’s winning videos. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question. When you’re ready to submit an entry, click here.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue