International Translation Day

EventsInternational Translation Day, as established by the United Nations in 2017, occurs on 30 September every year.

International Translation Day is meant to be an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development, and strengthening world peace and security.

Therefore, this is an appropriate occasion on which to thank all of the translators who have taken time from other activities to help CID prepare translations of our publications into a remarkable 32 different languages. We could not do this without you! 

NOTE: If you want to translate one of the publications into a language in which you are fluent, please contact us before you start, to learn whether anyone else is already working on that publication in that language.


World Council for Intercultural & Global Competence: Virtual Intercultural Competence (USA but Online)

EventsWorld Council for Intercultural & Global Competence: Virtual Intercultural Competence Symposium, 3 October 2022, 4-7pm (Eastern time). Online.

Virtual Intercultural Competence learning has grown tremendously as a response to the sudden lack of in-person mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that a return to physical mobility is occuring, how can we continue to promote and perfect the use of virtual options, especially as a way to further intercultural competence development, enhance classroom learning and connect communities? In this half-day symposium, the Virtual ICC working group of the World Council of Global and Intercultural Competences invites all to join in open spaces for discussion and learning, to hear about promising Virtual ICC practices across cultures and disciplines, and discuss how to establish virtual ICC learning as part of a toolbox of valuable ICC strategies. Future ICC learning needs to address various spaces, approaches, and forms of collaborative, experiential learning so that people from all over the globe can learn from and with each other in building a better world together.

Taos Institute: Unfolding Dialogues (Online)

EventsTaos Institute Gathering 2022: Unfolding Dialogues: Relational Resources for Global Good, 12-18 November 2022 (USA but Online).

Join the Taos 2022 Gathering, a week-long series of global, virtual events hosted on the new Taos Institute Online Community platform! Many events will be happening in various time-zones and in many languages over these days. You can choose how you want to participate: when/which time zone, which language, and which topics and formats.

From the local to the global, how can social constructionist ideas and practices help us create and bring forward new ways of going on together?

Given the global challenges facing us all in this increasingly complex and potentially volatile world, there is a vital need for innovative ideas and practices of promise for our ways of relating. Social constructionist ideas and practices have offered new insights and inspired wide ranging practices addressing these challenges. This virtual Gathering, a kind of un-conference, will offer the opportunity to share ideas and practices that bring insights and inspiration for addressing these challenges.

Join online to share, explore, and co-create with practitioners, scholars and students from around the world in generating conversations and actions for community collaborations through local and global resources.

The Culturally Intelligent Organization (Webinar)

EventsThe culturally intelligent organization by Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo and Nitin Deckha, SIETAR Tri-State group, 22 June 2022, 11am-12pm EST.

The SIETAR Tri-State group (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) has organized another webinar, and CID followers are again invited to participate.

This session explores how to create an intentional culture of inclusion strategically. Addressing DEI is not about checking the box by simply offering training. While training is an important element in a DEI program, taking the pulse of an organization’s current culture, via a “Lived Experience Survey” and focus groups, offers valuable insight into the examining the dimensions of diversities in an organization, which can then be leveraged to enhance an organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. This involves identifying the strengths and weaknesses of an organization’s culture and subsequently designing programs to address those weaknesses, thereby providing a more effective DEI approach. Furthermore, when senior leadership better understand the complexity and range of their organization’s culture, they are more able to see the intersections of cultural identities and experiences and the importance of building equity and inclusion with intention and purpose. This culturally-intelligent strategic approach offers greater accountability and with more immediate results.

Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo has consulted with global HR for more than 20 years, designing customized solutions for supporting their talent management needs.

Nitin Deckha holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University (Houston, TX), a Master’s Certificate in Adult Training and Development from York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre and is a Certified Training Development Professional (CTDP).

ICOM: Workshop on International Partnerships (USA)


Call for applications: Workshop on Developing International Partnerships and Projects between USA and African museums, International Council of Museums, Washington, DC, 3-7 October, 2022. Deadline: 25 June 2022.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) have joined forces to develop a training workshop aimed at empowering museums to develop international partnerships and projects. The programme, supported by ICOM US, is aimed at African and US museum professionals, who are eligible according to the criteria below. The workshop will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, from 3 to 7 October 2022.

The goal of the programme is to promote the exchange of experiences and methodologies that facilitate intercultural dialogue, the identification of allies and resources, and the development of partnerships in international and local contexts. Trainers from various regions of the world will be part of this exchange of knowledge and professional practice, which will in turn strengthen the communication and collaborative work among the members of the networks of African, African American and African diaspora museums.

King’s College London: Language, Education & Linguistic Citizenship (UK)


Call for applications: Language, Education & Linguistic Citizenship, 20-21 July 2022, online. Deadline: 17 June 2022.

Language, Education & Linguistic Citizenship is a two-day online summer school program.

  • How can educators gain a better understanding of multilingual students’ use of language?
  • How can they acknowledge and foster their students’ linguistic repertoires and their right to be heard?
  • What is the relationship between language education and linguistic citizenship?

These and other questions will be explored in this participatory short course which will involve workshops, case studies, data sessions, readings and talks. You will join participants from a range of educational settings and sectors. The summer school is organised by HELD, a team of academics and third sector language professionals, activists & policy specialists: Melanie Cooke (convenor), Dermot Bryers, Sam Holmes, Constant Leung, Ben Rampton, Anthony Tomei, and Becky Winstanley.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. They will give priority to people whose work seems to fit with their aims and who they think will most benefit from the summer school, based on your application form. There is a participation fee of £30 (£10 for full time students), payable when your place has been confirmed.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2022

EventsHeld every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development.

On this Day, UNESCO would like to call upon everyone to celebrate cultural diversity, through which we will be able to build the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind.

(Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO)

The United Nations General Assembly first declared this World Day in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, recognizing the need to “enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence.” UNESCO lead the celebration.

Cinema as Social Space of Cultural Encounters and Conflicts (Norway)


NOS-HS Workshop: Cinema as space of encounters before, during and after WWII, 29-30 Sep. 2022, Kristiansand, Norway. Deadline: 22 May 2022.

The workshop “Cinema as space of encounters before, during and after WWII” is the first in the workshop series “Cinema, War and Citizenship at the Northern Periphery: Cinemas and their audiences in the Nordic countries, 1935-1950”. It asks how the Second World War altered the cinema-going experiences and the social functions of the movie theatre. The Nordic countries were affected very differently by the war. While Denmark and Norway were occupied by Nazi Germany, Iceland was first occupied by British and then by US forces. Finland fought alongside Nazi Germany and then against it, while Sweden remainedofficially neutral, but experienced a large influx of refugees from neighbouring countries. The movie theatre became a battleground between different factions of society. At the same time, the movie theatres became a space of cultural encounters with the enemy or the ally, both on screen and in the auditorium.

In the workshop organizers want to discuss how different social groups and individuals experienced and used the cinema especially in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) before, during and after WWII (1935-50). The focus is on the audiences and the cinema as space. Neglected aspects, such as rural cinema audiences, or the operation of mobile cinemas, are of particular interest. Potential topics for presentations include Cinema as social space of cultural encounters and conflicts.

The number of participants will be limited to approx. 20 persons to allow for fruitful discussion and exchange. Accommodation in Kristians and and meals will be provided, travel costs (economy flights and/or public transport) will be reimbursed.

Practicing Relational Ethics in Organizations (Online)

EventsPracticing Relational Ethics in Organizations, Taos Institute, Chagrin Falls, OH, USA, 18 May 2022, 9-10:30 am EST (Online).

This workshop includes an introductory presentation by the authors, Gitte Haslebo and Maja Loua Haslebo, reflections on real life stories of ethical dilemmas and conflict in organization, dialogue on questions from participants, and final perspectives.

  • How can leaders and consultants handle conflicts and dilemmas in organizations with inspiration from social constructionist theory?

  • Which alternatives to universal theories of ethics can leaders and consultants draw on from relational ethics?

  • Looking at stories with ethical dilemmas or conflict, how can we co-create better actions and outcomes for all parties drawing on relational ethics?

Recommended reading before participation: Chapter 8 in the book Practicing Relational Ethics in Organizations: Moral compass points in relational ethics, pp. 267-287. Download the free book.

Gitte Haslebo: Organizational psychologist, founder of a major Danish consultancy firm.

Maja Loua Haslebo: Organizational psychologist, independent consultant in private and public organizations.

Digital Linguistic Diversity in the Global South (Germany but Online)

EventsThe ordinariness of digital linguistic diversity in the Global South, guest lecture by Sender Dovchin, sponsored by Digital Language Variation in Context, University of Hamburg, Germany. Online, 12 May 2022.

Recent debates of linguistic diversity have problematised paradigms such as bi/multilingualism, and code-switching for reifying static language boundaries and for their inability to account for communicative practices constructed out of a diversity of linguistic repertoires. Instead, trans- perspectives have been introduced to capture the critical linguistic diversity, especially in the context of digital platforms. This emergent trans- tradition in reflects the difficulty, if not futility, of demarcating linguistic features according to specific languages, for the fluid movement between and across languages.

Yet, this recent tradition still tends to celebrate and thus exoticize the presumed digital linguistic diversity in and from the Global South, although it is indeed ‘quite normal’, ‘unremarkable’ ‘ordinary’, ‘basic’, ‘everyday’, and by no means a new phenomenon. In so doing, scholarship inadvertently constructs and exoticizes a linguistic Other whose digital linguistic diversity are expected to be made legible according to normative epistemologies of diversity.

This lecture is based on the premise that the analytic potential of the trans- tradition can be enhanced through a stronger focus on such practices as reflective of everyday, quotidian, basic, mundane, unremarkable, banal, and ordinary occurrences, rather than of peculiar, exotic, eccentric or unconventional ones. It is important to recognise that digital linguistic diversity in and from the Global South is neither to celebrate nor to deplore, but something to observe and examine with interest like anything else, as it is inevitable that peoples and cultures have always been mixing and mingling. I conclude that ‘linguistic ordinariness’ is rather ‘diverse’ – a necessary condition of ‘linguistic diversity’ is its ‘ordinariness’.

Dr Sender Dovchin is an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow and Director of Research at the School of Education, Curtin University, Australia.

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