Chair in International Relations, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Deadline: 31 July 2018.
The Mushtaq Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) seeks a qualified scholar to occupy the Dr. Khurshid Hyder Chair. The qualified person will either be a Senior Associate Professor or Full Professor (PhD required) who has research focus and teaching experience in the disciplinary areas of International Relations/Political Science.
The research concentration can range from conflict and security studies to multi- or bi-lateral diplomacy within South Asia or in other geographical regions (Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe, East Asia). Preferably the Chair will have further specialization in the study of International Cooperation and Institutions.
Instructors in Communication at State University of New York Buffalo (also known as University at Buffalo) to teach in the Communication program at the Singapore Institute of Management (also known as SIM University) in Singapore. Deadline: July 20, 2018.
The Office of International Education and the Department of Communication at the University at Buffalo (UB) invite applications for instructors to teach Communication courses in the UB undergraduate program at the Singapore Institute of Management in Singapore. Available Communication courses may include those in the following areas: Communication Theory, Mass Communication, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Technology, Advertising and Public Relations.
SlowFood recently posted an interesting article titled Glimpses and Smells: Recipes and Short Films, based on an interview of Diana Maria Tohătan (a Romanian immigrant to Italy, who prepared food for the Migranti Film Festival, held at the University of Gastronomic Sciences campus in Pollenzo and in Bra in June 2018. Among the quotes is this: “Food is a primary need, it’s the easiest way to start an intercultural dialogue” which shows the relevance of this article for followers of this site.
Additional resources on food as a form of intercultural interaction include:
Lum, C. M. K., & de Ferrière le Vayer, M. (Eds.). (2016). Urban foodways and communication: Ethnographic studies in intangible cultural food heritages around the world. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (1993). Semiotics and communication: Signs, codes, cultures. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (see chapter 4: Food as sign and code).
Journalist-in-Residence Fellowships, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany. Deadline: July 31, 2018.
“Guest residencies for journalists of up to two months each. The objectives of the Fellowship program are to support high-quality journalism in the area of the history of science, promote the public dissemination of topics in the history of science, and strengthen the dialogue that the history of science enables among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. At the same time, the program offers scholars at the Institute the opportunity to find ways of enhancing the public communication of their research.
As a Fellowship recipient, you will shadow a research project in one of the Institute’s departments and carry out your own research. You will be able to attend the colloquiums and workshops of the various departments. During your residency, you will be mentored by an MPIWG researcher and the head of communications. We expect you to offer an internal colloquium event on a theme related to journalism and science.”
Call for Papers: World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue” XI Edition, September 28-30, 2018, Trieste, Italy. Deadline: July 8, 2018.
Organized by Associazione Poesia e Solidarietà in collaboration with Centro Internazionale di Studi e Documentazione per la Cultura Giovanile. General topic: Ethics and complexity in the time of Global city (from different point of views and experiences).
The present call is addressed to young adults aged 18 to 35, without distinction as to nationality. The Forum works will be conducted both in Italian and in English; simultaneous translation from/to both languages will be provided. Those who are interested in taking part to the Forum must apply by filling and submitting the online form available on the organization’s website.
SIETAR Spain Congress, Theme: INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE: A KEY FOR INCLUSIVE ORGANIZATIONS, September 28-29, 2018, Malaga, Spain. Early Bird Prices until July 10, 2018.
The 1st SIETAR Spain Congress will be an intersectoral conference, where professionals from different realms of society (business, academic, public administrations, NGOs…) will discuss the topic of inclusion. This Congress aims to become a platform to exchange innovative ideas and to debate different aspects of interculturality. We will also have a close look at how this interculturality permeates different fields, such as education, research and civil and business organizations. After this Congress, one thing will become clear: the intercultural competence will stand out as one of the most decisive tools when ensuring inclusive organizations and societies in our modern world.
CID’s first video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question “What does intercultural dialogue look like?” in 90-120 seconds, on video.
First prize goes to Jinsuk Kim, a Master’s student in Media Studies and Production at Temple University (USA). He has just graduated, and gotten married (thus this photo). He works as Director of Media and Communications at K-Global Accelerator, and has prior experience as a video editor, and assistant producer. Judges praised the camera work and use of music especially, and liked the uncommon short narrative film format, as well as the fact that his video clearly shows a great example of intercultural dialogue.
Description: “My video is a personal narrative (short film), based on my own experiences, that looks at cultural differences and language issues that foreigners experience in America. The purpose of this project is to encourage foreigners who are have a hard time with cultural differences and language issues in America and to help Americans understand foreigners better. I hope this video serves as a bridge between Americans and foreigners.”
There were first, second and third place winners, as well as 3 videos that merited awards of excellence. 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 to show intercultural dialogue visually.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
Director of the Center for Global Education, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Deadline: Open until filled, posted June 21, 2018.
Simmins College is looking for a Director to lead the Center for Global Education. Reporting to the Office of the Provost, the Director is responsible for leading and advancing the development of international programs for undergraduate and graduate students at Simmons University. From study abroad, to international experiential opportunities and international student services, the Director works closely with Deans, faculty, staff, and third-party providers to create meaningful international opportunities.
Assistant Director of Global Experience Advising, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Deadline: Posted June 26, 2018; Open until filled.
The Global Experience Office (GEO) is a central office of global education at Northeastern University, committed to ensuring that every Northeastern student has an opportunity to engage in intellectually challenging and culturally enriching experiences throughout the world. To achieve this, GEO partners with Northeastern colleges and units to integrate global experiences into their curricula and to enhance their capacity in operating global programs. GEO’s own signature programs are carefully designed and operated to complement students’ on-campus studies, to deepen students’ knowledge of the world and their chosen field of study, develop intercultural and political sensitivity, utilize and strengthen foreign language skills, and help students explore global career options. Through these programs, GEO facilitates global experiences for over 2,700 NU students and 200 additional foreign incoming students.
Director, Social Change and Intercultural Engagement, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Deadline: July 10, 2018.
SMU’s division of Student Affairs, is seeking a Director of the Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement. This position oversees the daily operations and provides strategic leadership for the office. The Director supports existing and develops new initiatives supporting community engagement, multicultural student support, diversity, inclusion, and social justice education. Additionally, the Director works collaboratively with other campus departments and offices to support underrepresented students and social justice efforts, develop and deliver diversity and social justice education curriculum, and implement experiential community engagement programs. The Director is responsible for the operational management and supervision of the department and staff members.