CID Agreement with Waterhouse Family Institute

About CIDAs one result of my semester at Villanova University, the Center for Intercultural Dialogue has now signed a memorandum of understanding with the Waterhouse Family Institute.

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The Waterhouse Family Institute (WFI) is founded on the principle that the study and practice of communication is inherently connected to issues of ethics and social justice, and that properly understood, communication is central to the creation of positive social change. WFI is housed within Villanova University’s Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Bryan Crable is the Director of the WFI. Basically what this understanding means is that we will cooperate on, and seek joint grant funding for, several projects. More information will be posted to both websites as our discussions lead to specific activities.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CID Starts a YouTube Channel

About CIDThe Center for Intercultural Dialogue has just started a YouTube channel. The channel is named after the Center. cid_youtube_channel

The first video is a clip entitled “What is Intercultural Dialogue?” This clip was extracted from the Harron Lecture at Villanova University on November 11, 2013, delivered as part of the responsibilities of the Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication by Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, CID Director. The talk was entitled “Intercultural Dialogue: Who Needs It? Who Promotes It? Who Studies It?”

Future videos of talks or activities will be posted as they seem relevant.

NOTE: If you have a video you would like considered, contact us. Videos specifically on intercultural dialogue will be most obviously relevant.

CID has a New Home Page

About CIDThe Center for Intercultural Dialogue has been updating the website over the last few months, and a new home page has just been introduced, thanks to the efforts of Minh Cao, Assistant to the Director.


The photos on the home page were chosen to represent a variety of CID activities: talks, micro grants, contributions from readers. For more information about the people or locations mentioned, use the captions to help you find the relevant posts using the search bar. The gradual introduction over the past several months of visual material into the website has almost always been a result of Minh’s efforts: look for embedded videos, graphic designs,  word clouds, more photographs and logos. I am indebted to Minh for making the website user friendly.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Check Out Our New Brochure!

About CIDExciting news: Our new brochure is now available! Check it out to learn more about the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and don’t forget to share it with anyone who might be interested in our work!



UPDATE: The CID brochure has been updated since this post – the current version is available as a PDF here.

LinkedIn Group Started

About CIDThe Center for Intercultural Dialogue has just started a LinkedIn group to permit more discussion off the website. If you have a profile on LinkedIn, just use “Center for Intercultural Dialogue” as the search term, and you should get to the group.

CID on LInkedIn

Discussions will be open to any topic relevant to intercultural communication or dialogue generally, as well as intercultural dialogue specifically.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Do You See Ads on the Center’s Site?

About CIDToday I was notified that someone looking at this website is seeing ads on many pages. I see none, and had thought there were none appearing for others as well. After some checking on the WordPress help and users sites, it seems the more traffic generated, the more ads appear. Officially, the count is supposed to be very few, and only on a few pages. And those who have their own WordPress site don’t see any if they are logged in.

I need to know how much of an issue this is, and for how many of the people who come to this site. There is a way to pay to ensure no ads appear for anyone, it’s just a matter of money. So, if you see ads on this site, please let me know by posting a comment below. And let me know if you see them on just one page, or on lots of pages. It was the Fulbright scholar pages (see the category list in the right column) that were a problem, but there may be an issue for other pages as well.

Thanks for your help!
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

UPDATE: Since it turned out that some people do see ads, the Center now pays WordPress to eliminate all ads for everyone. Thanks for your input!

Policy on posting job ads

About CIDI have been asked about the current policy for posting job descriptions to the Center’s site. At this point, ads for faculty positions (tenure-track, not lecturer or adjunct positions) will be posted if the description includes expertise in an area related to the Center – that is, intercultural, dialogue, or international. Shorter term positions that are especially intended to attract international applicants (such as visiting positions, or post-docs) will also be posted, again if the focus overlaps with the concerns of the Center in some way. Occasional ads for other positions clearly connected to the Center’s concerns will be posted, as seems appropriate. If you have a question, contact me.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Center Brochure Now Available!

About CIDThanks to Nazan Haydari, member of the Center’s advisory board, and graphics designers Ebru Özbakır (Isık University) and Özer Karakuş (Maltepe University), all in Istanbul, Turkey, we now have a beautiful brochure for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue.

Center brochure - front

Center brochure - back

UPDATE: The CID brochure has been updated since this post – the current version is available as a PDF here.

Technical Notes

About CIDTechnical Notes, or How to Use this Website

This website is a blog (one type of website, meaning one which is regularly updated). Blogs distinguish between a “page” (mostly static content on a general topic) and a “post” (a shorter term announcements or description). WordPress automatically maintains a chronological listing of all posts; pages are not included, but are easily accessible through the menu.

Categories are designed to help classify content, but are only available for posts, not pages or comments. Posts and pages are equally searchable (see box at top right), so the search function is an alternate method of looking for content related to specific interests.

Only the owner of the site (the Center) can contribute either pages or posts. Everyone is able to make “comments” – these can be on any topic. Comments are NOT searchable, so it is important to put them on the relevant page so others will find them!