In Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers, 1: ICD as the Elephant in the Room

Key Concepts in ICDIn Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers, 1: Intercultural Dialogue as the Elephant in the Room: Moving from Assumptions to Research Investigations by Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.

In Dialogue

This is the first issue of a new publication series, In Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers. The goal of this first occasional paper is to synthesize the many publications using the term “intercultural dialogue” explicitly, summarize what has been learned, and outline what remains to be studied.

Intercultural dialogue might be called the elephant in the room, a metaphor referring to something obvious which is nonetheless ignored. Most often, practitioners and diplomats use the term intercultural dialogue, but they rarely define it, and conduct little to no research in order to discover how it works, but only hold it up as a desired end. Academics, who certainly conduct research, rarely use this term, thus have rarely studied it, although some research by other names sheds light on how it works.

Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (2020). Intercultural dialogue as the elephant in the room: Moving from assumptions to research investigations. In Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers, 1. Retrieved from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/op1-leeds-hurwitz-final-1.pdf

As with prior publications, these will are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. As with prior publications, the Occasional Papers may be downloaded, printed, and shared as is, without changes, without cost, so long as there is acknowledgment of the source.

If you are  interested in publishing in this series, contact the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume.


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CFP In Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers

Key Concepts in ICDThe Center for Intercultural Dialogue is starting a new publication series, In Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers. The goal is to provide a place for longer discussions than are possible in any of the other publication series. There will likely be only one or two occasional papers published in any given year.

OP1, to be published next week, provides a broad overview of intercultural dialogue as it is studied and practiced today, summarizing a wide range of publications in a single place, in order that others can easily use this resource to learn what sources will be most relevant to their own needs, as well as showing what work already has been completed, and pointing out what remains to be done.

In Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers will be a good place to publish analyses of actual, naturally occurring intercultural dialogue, since this is what is most often missing from the literature. If you are  interested in publishing something of your own in this series, contact the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.

As with other series, the Occasional Papers will be made available for free on the site as printable PDFs. They may be downloaded, printed, and shared as is, without changes, without cost, so long as there is acknowledgment of the source.

My thanks to Donal Carbaugh, former CID Board Member, for suggesting the series title, and to Linda de Wit, former CID intern now serving as graphic design consultant, for creating the layout and design  of the new series.