CFP From Branding to Diplomacy: Cities in the International Arena

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Chapter Proposals: Tentative Title: From Branding to Diplomacy: Cities in the International Arena. Deadline: November 1, 2018.

Efe Sevin (Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA), and Sohaela Amiri (Pardee RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, CA) are editing a book on the internationalization of cities, tentatively entitled From Branding to Diplomacy: Cities in the International Arena. Building on the existing studies in the field, we position this book as a way to launch into a larger discussion on cities and their role in international relations. They invite contributions that focus on the role of cities as actors in the international arena. They are looking for three broad approaches to city diplomacy: (1) theoretical approaches to the study of city diplomacy, (2) new methods and methodologies in city diplomacy, and (3) case studies. Abstract submissions of no more than 500 words, along with author name(s) and bio sketches of no more than 200 words should be submitted to by November 1. Questions about the project can be directed to the co-editors, Efe Sevin and Sohaela Amiri.  More information about the project can be found at (link case sensitive).

Distinguished Scholarship Awards, IICD of NCA

Call for Nominations
2016 Distinguished Scholarship Awards
International and Intercultural Communication Division
National Communication Association

Nominations are invited for the 2016 International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) Distinguished Scholarship Awards for work copyrighted in 2015. Up to five awards will be given in the following categories:
· Best Book (single-authored or co-authored)
· Best Book (edited or co-edited)
· Best Article (or Book Chapter)
· Best Dissertation and/or Master’s Thesis

Submit all nomination materials via electronic submission to and must include the following:
(a) A nomination letter outlining justification for the award
(b) For Article or Book Chapter submissions, send PDF copies only
(c) For Book submissions, send three (3) copies of the complete work (You may ask your publishers to send copies directly as part of their promo)
(d) For Dissertation or Thesis submissions, mail/send three (3) CD-ROM, flash drive, or PDF copies of the complete work.

Mail hard copies (for c & d) to the following address:
Dr. Yea-Wen Chen
School of Communication Studies
Ohio University
Schoonover Center 407
Athens, OH 45701-2979
The United States

Awards will be presented at the International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) Business Meeting in Philadelphia at the 2016 NCA Convention. Recipients of the awards will be notified by September 1, 2016 and are expected to be present for the award presentations. Self, peer, or advisor nominations are welcomed. The awards committee will not accept more than one submission of the same (co-)author, whether they are nominated or self-nominated, regardless of category. Works must have been copyrighted during the 2015 calendar year.

Nomination packets must be received by April 25, 2016.

Atlantic International School

Senegal is one of the favorite destinations of west Africa, particularly Ngor, a traditional village close to the isle of Cap Vert,  only 10 Km away from the capital. This has become an important pole  due to the fact that tourist from all over the world prefer this location to others in Dakar, for its geographical location  and also for its many cultural and natural advantages. This is why, having all this advantages, we decided to set up here our project, the Atlantic International School.

Our aim is also to
–         Promote social cohesion and encourage the pluralism and the dialogue of cultures.
–         To live in a mixed environment of foreigners and locals despite the social, religious differences where they will have the chance to realize their potential in a positive and durable way.

The service we wish to give will allow to students and locals to take advantage of the stay based on a cultural exchange through the language courses (French or Wolof), religious debates, guided visits etc., but also to create a rich contact with the local population with a particular friendship and human exchange.

The student who wish to make this experience with us will be welcomed directly at the airport and accompanied to his host family. He will join life with his family during all his stay, having the chance to eat with them for all the meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). During his stay he will attend the course in the language he has chosen to learn in our school located in Ngor village. Having the possibility to be close to the school, to enjoy a friendly and safe environment.

Through life in a Senegalese family, the student will naturally explore the lifestyle, cooking, music, rhythm of life and the beautiful resources of landscape and people. Our courses are designed to provide a full intercultural perspective, though local debates, songs, guided trips to places of interest and local traditional shops.

The language will be taught with an intercultural perspective. It will be learned by the students developing the four main activities required in a language. The passive ones: listening and reading and the active ones: speaking and writing.

To enable our students to have these abilities we will use the heritage of culture itself, learning songs, poems, traditions, articles, stereotypes, etc. in an interactive way.

Irene Manos
Atlantic International School