Agence ITER: Professional Development in International Organizations (France)

Events9th Intercultural Seminar of the Agence ITER France: Professional Development in International Organizations, to be held Thursday, 30 November 2017

This event is hosted by the Institute for American Universities, 2 bis rue du Bon Pasteur, Aix en Provence, France.

PROGRAM

Introduction by Shawn Simpson, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France: Cultural Quotients and Training

Workshop 1: Frédérique CHOPIN, Aix Marseille University: Professional Training as part of Corporate Social Responsibility

Workshop 2: Dorottya MARKI, Airbus Helicopters: Highly Technical Training in Intercultural Situations

Workshop 3: Yves Daumas, IBM Marketing and Sales: Sulitest in Professional Development – International Trend in Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness/Capabilities/Literacy for Leaders

Workshop 4: Hans-Henrich Altfeld, PhD, Head of Project Control Office, ITER Organization: Learning Academies in Organizations

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

EventsSince 2002, May 21 has been chosen by the United Nations as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. As the UN page for the event points out: “Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.”

Here is their recommended list of Ten simple things YOU can do to celebrate the Day

  1. Visit an art exhibit or a museum dedicated to other cultures.
  2. Invite a family or people in the neighborhood from another culture or religion to share a meal with you and exchange views on life.
  3. Rent a movie or read a book from another country or religion than your own.
  4. Invite people from a different culture to share your customs.
  5. Read about the great thinkers of other cultures than yours (e.g. Confucius, Socrates, Avicenna, Ibn Khaldun, Aristotle, Ganesh, Rumi).
  6. Go next week-end to visit a place of worship different than yours and participate in the celebration.
  7. Play the “stereotypes game.” Stick a post-it on your forehead with the name of a country. Ask people to tell you stereotypes associated with people from that country. You win if you find out where you are from.
  8. Learn about traditional celebrations from other cultures; learn more about Hanukkah or Ramadan or about amazing celebrations of New Year’s Eve in Spain or Qingming festival in China.
  9. Spread your own culture around the world through our Facebook page and learn about other cultures.
  10. Explore music of a different culture.

Agence ITER: Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives (France)

Events The Agence ITER France yearly Intercultural Think Tank is meeting again on 4 May 2017 in Aix en Provence, hosted at the Institute for American Universities. The subject this year is Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives.

DRAFT PROGRAM

13h30 Welcome and coffee
14h Introduction by Shawn SIMPSON, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France: Cultural interpretations of Codes of Conduct
14h10 Discussion
14h30 Frederique CHOPIN, Director of CSR Master Program, Aix Marseille University: Whistle Blowing in France since the new law of 2016
14h40 Discussion
15h Carolina SERRANO ARCHIMI, Professor, Graduate School of Management, IAE Aix en Provence: Subject to be determined
15h10 Discussion
15h30 Break
15h40 Guillaume Frentz, Human Resource Officer, ITER Organization: The ITER Organization Code of Conduct and Ethics Committee
15h50 Discussion
16h20 To be determined
16h30 Discussion
16h50 End

If you would like to attend please register.

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CFP ECREA Doctoral Summer School 2017 (Italy)

The European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School

… brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future. The 2017 Summer School will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy from July 24 to August 4, 2017. The application phase for the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2017 is now open. The deadline for submitting the application is April 1, 2017.

CFP Sociolinguistics Summer School (Spain)

Call for Papers

The Sociolinguistics Summer School is an annual international meeting point for postgraduate students and early career researchers where they have the opportunity to present their first findings, as well as to attend plenary sessions and workshops conducted by experienced researchers.

Traditionally organised in the UK and Ireland, SSS7 disembarked on the continent to take place in Lyon in 2016. For 2017, UOC offered to host it in Barcelona as part of the activities programmed by the IS1306 COST Sociolinguistic Network on New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe.

Language and globalisation, management of multilingualism, newspeakerness, and variation and social identity will be the core themes of the SSS8, although presentations about all the current trends in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology will be welcomed. Specifically, invited speakers will focus on the following topics:
• Monica Heller (University of Toronto): Language and Inequality in Contemporary World
• Workshop: Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography
• Francesc Xavier Vila (Universitat de Barcelona): Agency in Language Policy Revisited
• Workshop:
Language Policies and Management of Multilingualism
• Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya): New speakers, Language and Lifestyles in Late Modernity
• Workshop: New Speakers from a Critical Sociolinguistic Analysis Perspective
• Robert Lawson (Birmingham City University): Big Data, Big Problems: Investigating Language Use on Twitter
• Workshop:
Social Media, Discourse Analysis, and Social Identity

In addition, participants in the SSS8 will have the opportunity to attend sessions on Academic Writing and Academic CV Development.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES: PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Participants in the SSS8 have to choose between two formats of presentation:

Paper presentations
Participants present their research findings.
20 minute presentation + 10 minutes for discussion.
Abstracts: 500 words maximum (excluding references), with keywords.
42 proposals will be selected for this presentation format.

Workshop presentations
Participants present a specific aspect of their research that they would like to discuss with the invited speakers (i.e. methods, data collection, data analysis, ethical aspects & reflexivity). The topic of the presentation has to be related to the topic of the workshop and participants have to specify which workshop they would like to participate in.
30 minute presentation + 15 minutes for feedback and discussion.
300 word abstract summary (with keywords, excluding references) of research project, specifying which concrete aspects would like to be discussed. In addition to this, workshop participants will be asked to submit an extended abstract or presentation slides by the 20th of June.
12 proposals (3 for each workshop) will be selected for this presentation format. English should be the medium of both written proposals and oral presentations. However, we encourage the usage of multilingual materials in PowerPoint, handouts, etc.

DEADLINE AND CONTACT FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
The deadline for abstract submissions, both for paper and workshop presentations, is March 13, 2017. Abstracts should be sent to sss8barcelona@uoc.edu.

Abstracts will undergo blind review by members of the Scientific Committee. Each candidate has to submit two copies of their abstract. Make sure that one copy includes your name, email address, affiliation (if any) and presentation title. Submissions need to indicate as well whether they are intended for a paper presentation or one of the workshops (specifying which). The second copy has to be anonymised, and it should include your presentation title and whether it is intended for paper presentation or workshop (specifying which).

REGISTRATION & BURSARIES
To participate in the SSS8, there will be a registration fee of 40 €.

The COST New Speakers Network will offer a number of travel & accommodation bursaries for ECR’s belonging to the network. The Societat Catalana de Sociolingüística (SOCS) will offer bursaries for ECR’s developing their work in one of the universities belonging to Xarxa Vives d’Universitats. Further details on payment, registration methods and bursaries will be published soon in the SSS8 website.

FURTHER INFORMATION
More information regarding registration, programme, travel and accommodation, and cultural and networking activities during the SSS8 will be posted in the SSS8 website: https://sss8barcelona.wordpress.com.

Follow us on Twitter (@sss8barcelona) to keep up with the latest news and details, and use the hashtag #sss8barcelona to tweet about the event.

If you have any questions about SSS8 in Barcelona, do not hesitate to contact us at sss8barcelona@uoc.edu.

Free E-Seminar: Translanguaging, Superdiversity & ESOL

2017 e-seminar: ‘Translanguaging, superdiversity and ESOL’
ESOL-Research email forum
in collaboration with The AHRC-funded ‘Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural and Transformation in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities’

Monday 23 January 2017 – Friday 10 February 2017

The e-seminar will take as a point of departure materials that will be circulated on the ESOL-Research email forum on Monday 23 January.

Discussants:
Dermot Bryers, English for Action, London
Melanie Cooke, King’s College London
Becky Winstanley, Tower Hamlets College, London

ESOL-Research members are invited to join the seminar discussion on the ESOL-Research forum.

The ESOL-Research email forum is an online site for discussion of matters relating to the teaching and learning of English for Speakers of Other Languages who are migrants to the UK. Membership stands at 950, and comprises ESOL professionals, academics and others interested in language learning in migration contexts. It is easy to subscribe, and also to unsubscribe, to the ESOL-Research email forum. Please visit www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ESOL-Research and follow the instructions at ‘subscribe/unsubscribe’. If you have any difficulty, please contact the list manager, James Simpson, j.e.b.simpson AT education.leeds.ac.uk

The timetable for the seminar is as follows:
23 January: materials for seminar distributed to ESOL-Research members
30 January: Discussant response distributed to ESOL-Research members
31 January: seminar opens to ESOL-Research members for contributions to discussion by email
10 February: seminar closes

Any queries please contact James Simpson, TLang co-investigator, University of Leeds  j.e.b.simpson AT education.leeds.ac.uk or Sarah Martin, TLang project administrator, University of Birmingham s.l.martin AT bham.ac.uk

CFP Middle East Dialogue 2017 (Washington, DC)

Call for Proposals Now Open:
Middle East Dialogue 2017: A New Collective Vision
Friday, March 10, 2017
Held at the historic Whittemore House, Washington DC
RSVP
Call for Proposals – 2017
Middle East Dialogue 2017 Preliminary program 

The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversation about topics that include, but are not limited to education initiatives, social, economic and political reforms, nuclear proliferation, interfaith dialogue, women’s gains and challenges, peace initiatives, and potential areas of conflict. We welcome a spectrum of political and religious persuasions to discuss issues in a spirit of tolerance and free discourse.

The early conference registration fee for speakers is $200 and $250 for conference attendees, due by February 28th, unless previous arrangements have been made*. Late registration fee will be $300 payable and mailed to:
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
* Arrangements can be made to waive the registration fee on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact Development and Programs Associate, Roza Kessaci. Continuous refreshments, breakfast, and lunch, will be available for all those in attendance. There is no fee for students and guests of the PSO and its sponsors.

The Forum is co-chaired by Prof. Mohammed M. Aman of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Editor-in-Chief of Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES),and Prof. Paul Rich, President of the Policy Studies Organization. It is sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization, The University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeAmerican Public UniversityDOMES, the Next Century Foundation, and the Capital Communications Group. Other sponsors are invited and will be added.

LINKS:
Call for Proposals – MED2017
Final Program – MED2016

South Asian Film Festival (Montreal)

An eclectic mix of award-winning films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora
Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture
The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 6th edition
Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6
Click HERE for all film descriptions and trailers

Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture is pleased to announce the 6th edition of the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (SAFFMontréal), organized in collaboration with the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University, on November 4, 5 and 6. This innovative festival presents an eclectic choice of inspiring and thought-provoking films made in the countries of the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Maldives) and its diaspora. These engaging and entertaining films have their focus on South Asia; while at the same time compel audiences to realize how much there is in common among cultures throughout the world, identifying both shared life-struggles and joys. Admission is free, with donations gratefully appreciated. Discussions are held after each screening.

The South Asian Film Festival will be presenting 17 films this year; short and long, documentaries and feature films, including comedy, drama and music. All films are subtitled in English and explained in French, with various original languages such as Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali and English, as well as silent films, making them accessible to as many people as possible. The films have been carefully chosen from more than 1000 entries and all screenings will be followed by a talkback between spectators and a panel of experts. Directors for some of the films will be present, other times the directors will interact with the audience via Skype. Most of the films are recent and have won awards at international festivals. As in previous years, the films are drawn from different parts of the Indian subcontinent; recognized as the largest producers of films on the planet.

Refugee Hotel (Montreal)

Refugee HotelThe Refugee Hotel
Written by Carmen Aguirre, Directed by Paulina Abarca-Cantin
A dark comedy about exile, love and the Canadian resettlement experience

Oct. 26-Nov. 13, 2016
Teesri Duniya Theatre at Segal Centre Studio
5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal, Canada

The world’s refugee crisis looms large, affecting all walks of lives, generations and nations. This moving, dark comedy brings to life the consequences of exile, betrayal, torture and guilt, but it is ultimately about the strength of the human spirit and its power to heal. Here, Aguirre poignantly chronicles the story of a wave of Chilean refugees placed at a hotel in downtown Montreal following the aftermath of the brutal Chilean coup d’état of Sept. 11, 1973. The Refugee Hotel resonates with contemporary relevance and universality, exploring Canada’s ability to successfully accept, support and embrace refugees as new citizens.

The play is performed in English with Spanish surtitles. Continuing their mandate to encourage dialogue, the company will hold a talkback with invited guests after each performance.

Cette comédie sombre et touchante donne vie aux conséquences de l’exil, de la trahison, de la torture et de la culpabilité, mais est avant tout à propos de la force de l’esprit humain et de son pouvoir de guérison. Raconté par une jeune femme qui revit son enfance en pensées, Aguirre retrace de manière poignante l’histoire d’une vague de réfugiés chiliens qui sont placés dans un hôtel du centre-ville de Montréal, suite aux conséquences du coup d’état brutal au Chili le 11 septembre 1973. The Refugee Hotel résonne avec une pertinence contemporaine et universalité, explorant la capacité du Canada à accepter, supporter et adopter avec succès les réfugiés en tant que citoyens.

With/Avec: Charles Bender, Pablo Diconca, Braulio Elicer, Craig Francis, Ziad Ghanem, Shanti Gonzales, Juan Grey, Gilda Monreal, Sally Singal, Mariana Tayler and Vera Wilson Valdez

Segal Centre box office Halloween Special- Remember the souls from the refugee hotel: tickets for Sun. Oct. 30 8pm & Mon. Oct. 31 are 2-for-1 if purchased by Oct. 20 with the code word ‘refugee’.

8th Intercultural Seminar of Agence ITER (France)

8th Intercultural Seminar of Agence ITER France: The power of intercultural communication in sustainable organizations

Friday 14 October from 17h30 to 21h30
Building Multimedia, Faculte de Lettres, ave robert Schuman, Aix en Provence, France

Workshops, round table and discussions for professional and students in Intercultural Communication, Negotiation, Competence.

Participation is free of charge, but participants are asked to please sign up ahead of time.

The heart of the program will consist of 3 workshops (participants will choose one), as described below:

Workshop 1: Intercultural Communication in International Organizations by Aboubakr Jamaï,  Dean and Professor, School of Business & International Relations, Institute for American Universities

Workshop 2: The role of the Interpreter: From Words to Cultural Mediation by Shawn Simpson, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France

Workshop 3: Global Understanding: Myth or Reality by Dr Delphine Paulet, ArnavA

Workshops will be followed by a roundtable discussion on intercultural negotiation with ITER organization expatriates