Open Lines to Intercultural Dialogue

Job ran an interesting project, called “Open Lines for Intercultural Dialogue.” It is now closed to new participants, but the results are still available, and may be interesting to review.

“The project undertakes to visualise language. Open Lines to Intercultural Dialogue will invite people from around the world to share their personal interpretations of intercultural dialogue. You will be asked to translate ‘intercultural dialogue’ into your own language and to give a one line description of what it means to you, in your own language. Then translate your description into English yourself and send both the original language line and the translation to LabforCulture.

The lines, in both original languages and in English, will be collected on Their similarities and variations will be traced and connected within a lyrical interface design. Visitors will be able to intuitively navigate through the interpretations, deriving their own associative meanings from the existing lines while being encouraged to add their own.”

(For those interested, the replacement website is ECF Labs.)

Oxford Bibliographies: International & Global Communication

Job adsOxford Bibliographies provides faculty and students information about resources on a variety of academic topics by publishing annotated bibliographies to guide them to relevant sources. I’ve been asked to serve as area advisor and suggest topics to be included in the “International and Global Communication” section.

I’m open to suggestions from the CID community while working on this: if there is a topic you think should be included, please send me an email. If you are potentially interested in preparing the annotated bibliography on that topic yourself, mention that. If you know someone else who would be perfect, tell me who. I’m especially interested in including scholars outside the US, as a way to expand their list of authors.

There are no guarantees I can include every topic anyone suggests: 30 topics is the maximum I can propose. And even if I do include your topic, and suggest that Oxford contacts you or the scholar you recommend to write it up, there’s no guarantee they will do so. But at least telling me what and who you would like to see included will increase the chances of that happening.

The deadline for sending suggestions is February 2, 2018. I’m looking forward to hearing from lots of you!

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CFP South Asia Initiative at AEJMC 2017

Job adsCall for proposals: South Asia Initiative events at the 100th AEJMC 2017 conference. August 9-12, 2017. Chicago, IL.

Research Microtalks on South Asia at AEJMC 2017
Deadline for extended abstracts: 11:59 p.m. ET, May 18, 2017. In our commitment to the 2017 AEJMC conference theme “Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession,” we are hosting research microtalks (2 to 3 minutes) on South Asia or the South Asian diaspora. Research microtalks will be selected through a peer-reviewed competition.
See complete call.

You are also invited to attend South Asia Events at the 100th AEJMC 2017 Conference in Chicago
The South Asia Initiative will host two events at the 100th AEJMC 2017 conference in Chicago.
Click here for event details.

AEJMC’s South Asia Initiative:
With over one-fourth of the world’s population, South Asia has emerged as an important region for media and journalism, politics, international relations, health communication, culture, media and other areas that enrich the repertoire of our field. The South Asia Initiative brings together people with interest and expertise in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and the South Asian diaspora worldwide. The AEJMC South Asia Initiative, which currently constitutes 520 members worldwide, was instituted at the AEJMC 2015 conference in San Francisco.

Do you wish to join the AEJMC South Asia Initiative? Are you interested in media and communication issues relating to South Asia or the South Asian diaspora? Email your ideas to Dr. Deb Aikat, School of Media and Journalism, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Mention “SAsia17” in the subject line of your email.

African Communication Researchers Group

The ICA Regional Conference at Daystar University in Nairobi was held on 19-21 October, 2016. For details, see the summary in the ICA Newsletter.

At the close of the conference students and early-career scholars had informal meetings to discuss how to continue with discussions started at the conference and how to build research networks in media and communication in Africa and beyond.

The participants at the meeting agreed to create and sustain a new African Communication Researchers’ Network, which will be an online community of students and scholars at different stages of their career with interest in research in Africa.

Request for Information about Work with Refugees in EU

I received the following request for help in locating people who work with refugees in the EU. Please contact the author directly; his email is below.
I am Md Golam Nasibul Hoque, citizen of Bangladesh, pursuing my MA in Human Rights at the University of Padova, Italy. Right now, I am in a Erasmus Traineeship in the Law Faculty at Ghent University, Belgium for my thesis. Specifically, I am gathering information on initiatives taken to encourage intercultural dialogue with and for refugees in the EU. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.
Md Golam Nasibul Hoque

Survey: New Media in Intercultural Communication Courses

Use of New Media in Intercultural Communication Courses – Call for Survey Participants

Sachiyo Shearman and Mariko Eguchi are conducting an online survey about the use of new media in intercultural communication courses among those who teach Intercultural Communication, Cross-cultural Communication, or the courses with another title which deals with Culture and Communication.  If you currently teach intercultural communication courses or if you have taught intercultural  communication courses in the past, please consider participating in this survey.

This survey takes no more than 10 minutes to complete.  The first page provides the informed consent form of the study with more details.

If you are interested in getting the summary of this survey, please contact Sachiyo Shearman via email.

Feel free to share this link with instructors who teach intercultural communication, or other related courses.

CFP Children, Youth & Media in MENA & Gulf Conflict Zones

Call for Panelists for the upcoming Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 18-21, 2017

Children, Youth, and Media in Middle Eastern, North African, and Gulf Conflict Zones. This panel seeks to carve out new pathways into the subject of children, youth and media.

Abstracts are sought that critically interpret how Middle Eastern, North African, and Persian/Arabian Gulf children and youth use, play with, produce, interpret and/or are influenced by media in conflict zones. Abstracts should come from or be framed from the “voice”, or perspective of children and youth and connect how their respective media uses and practices impinge on the development of their culture, constructions of civic and national identity, intergroup attitudes, political opinions, and/or peace and conflict related practices and behaviors. To that effect, papers might examine the media uses and associated daily lives — past and/or present — of among others, Algerian, Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli, Lebanese, Libyan, Palestinian, Syrian, Tuareg, Yemini or Yezedi girls and boys. Papers that explore these areas as they relate to the lives of those among them who have been (forcibly-) migrated, are borderlands children, have been born due to the uses of rape as a weapon of war, and/or whom, through them, have become child mothers, are particularly encouraged.

Abstracts, and so papers, may conceptualize children/childhood or youth from a biological, legal, constructed, and/or subaltern perspective. They may either be modern or historical in focus. Field-based research from a variety of disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological perspectives are encouraged. Research from communication, children and youth/childhood studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, psychology, history and related disciplines are all welcome. To that effect, media analogous analyses of non-formal education, arts, music, dance, and leisure practices and spaces are invited. The goal of the panel will be to foster a critical transdisciplinary merger of these varied disciplinary approaches.

If interested, and for any questions, please email Yael Warshel at ywarshel AT
The following information should be emailed by Feb 8, 2017:
1) your name, affiliation, and contact details.
2) a 300-400 word abstract fitting the above panel theme and MESA’s criteria for evaluating abstracts, including being, “scholarly”, and possessing “a strong, focused statement of thesis or significance, clear goals and methodology, well-organized research data, specified sources, and convincing, coherent conclusions.”

Conflict Management Questionnaire

Call for participants
Seeking American respondents who are 18 or older to fill out a conflict management questionnaire

Dr. Eura Jung, Steven Young, and Rita Nassuna are researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi and are conducting research comparing the influences of personality, culture, and gender on conflict styles. They are checking to see which factor has the most significant impact on an individual’s conflict management style. If you are 18 or older, please help by taking the 10-15 minute survey. The researchers sincerely appreciate your help.

This project has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board, which ensures that research projects involving human subjects follow federal regulations. Any questions or concerns about rights as a research participant should be directed to the chair of the Institutional Review Board, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5147, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, (601) 266-6820. If you have any questions about this survey, please email the researcher Dr. Eura Jung at eura.jung[at] Your time and input are greatly appreciated!

Seeking Research Advisors For Live, International, Family-to-Family Dialogues

CID has been asked to publish the following opportunity for collaboration:


I’m the founder of Learning Life, a small educational nonprofit based in Washington DC that’s developing a Citizen Diplomacy Initiative that will soon put lower-income American families (starting in DC) in live dialogue via internet video with similar families in other nations.

We’re currently developing a pilot project that will use experimental method to measure results of these live, family-to-family dialogues.  We’re accordingly looking for intercultural researchers who use experimental method, and who can help us answer questions (about method, especially, but also theory and the research literature on intercultural dialogue) by phone or email briefly (typically less than 30 minutes by phone) as questions come up.

We don’t have funding for research advisors, but we are happy to recognize our advisors on our website.
Feel free to email or call me with any questions. Thanks in advance for your response!

Paul Lachelier, Ph.D.
Founder & Director, Learning Life
Cell: 202-910-6966

Learning Life is a fiscally sponsored program of United Charitable, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Learning Life’s mission is to spread learning in everyday life. Learn more at our website.

Request for Best Practices: UNIVERSO and Migrants

Gustave Teh, an intercultural mediator with the intercultural association, UNIVERSO, based in Bologna, Italy, asks for information on best practices of all those affiliated with the Center for Intercultural Dialogue.

“Our main objective is aimed at promoting sociocultural growth in the society for both migrants and nationals. We have been operating since 2002 in the territory and have close to 2000 registered users. Recently, due to the immigration crises in Italy we have decided to focus our attention on those activities that will ease and facilitate migrant integration policies and the freewill return back home for migrants with regular or irregular residence permits. Our dear request to you is to help us get into contact with good practices around your global collaborators network which will permit us test and implement new welcome, welfare and well being strategies for migrants with special consideration for women and young mothers.”

Please email Gustave Teh directly with ideas, although you’re also welcome to post comments in response.


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