Liubou Uladykouskaja Researcher Profile

Researcher Profiles
Liubou Uladykouskaja
is the Founder and Director General of the Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” in Minsk, Belarus.

Liubou Uladykouskaja

In spring 2015 she is also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Florida, in Gainesville. She earned her PhD in Belarusian Studies in 1993. She is the author of 320 publications on the problems of intercultural dialogue, nation building, identity, preservation of  cultural originality, democratic transformation, globalization, and the USA, including six books: Spiritual Ideals in the Modern Belarusian Culture and Values of Globalism (2009), How to Preserve Cultural Originality (2010), Discovery of My America, Or Why do the Belarusians Need the USA? (2012), and Intercultural Dialogue: American Paradigm (2014).

She established the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (2010), the Inter-Cultural Dialogue Department of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2011), NG Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” (2012), the Laboratory for Intercultural Communication at Belarusian State University (2013). She also has initiated and successfully implemented multiple civic society activities (organization and running of constantly working exhibitions, libraries, art galleries, clubs, ex. the Terminological Commission at the Ministry of Education, the American Club in Minsk, the Belarusian Club of Christian Intellectuals, the Discussion Club “Disputant” at the scientific magazine Higher Education) and international projects, including 190 international conferences, seminars, round tables and presentations. She has participated in joint civic and scientific projects in Poland, Great Britain, Germany, Luxembourg, France, USA, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, and Ukraine. She’s worked as a Chief of the Research Laboratory for Intercultural Communication (Belarusian State University), as Department Chair, Institute of Sociology, as a Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Deputy Director, a Chief Administrative Unit for Science (Belarusian State University), as a Director of the F. Skaryna National Scientific and Educational Center, in the Ministry of Education and Science of Belarus (supervising social science and humanities curricula at universities), as a Lecturer in Belarusian Studies. Uladykouskaja also worked as a journalist, including radio and TV performances.

New Intercultural Dialogue book out

Intercultural dialogue: Modern paradigm and experience of the neighborhood has just been published as an ebook, and is available for free (just click on the thumbnail below if you want a copy). The editor is Liubou Uladykouskaja, Director of the Institution Intercultural Dialogue in Minsk, Belarus.

ICD-Belarus-coverIn the original Cyrillic, the citation would be:

Міжкультурны дыялог: сучасная парадыгма і во­пыт су­cедства : зб. навук. арт. / склад. і навук. рэд.Л. Уладыкоўская. – Мінск : ДIКСТ БДУ, 2014.

 

This collection includes selected materials from the international scientific conference of the same name organized by the Polish Institute in Minsk, the State Institute of Management and Social Technologies of the Belarusian State University, the Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” (held in Minsk on May 24, 2013) , as well as scientific developments of foreign authors. The articles discuss various aspects and modern concepts of intercultural dialogue and the basis of its research methodology. Chapters are written in Belarusian, Polish, English and Russian; the authors are from the US, Belarus, Poland, and Ukraine.

The one chapter in English is by the CID Director, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, based on a paper delivered at the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2011. In English, that citation would be:

Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (2014). Dialogue about dialogue: Taking a (meta)communication perspective on intercultural dialogue. In L. Uladykouskaja (Ed.), Intercultural dialogue: Modern paradigm and experience of the neighborhood (pp. 6-13). Minsk, Belarus: Belarusian State University.

John Parrish-Sprowl Fulbright

John Parrish-Sprowl
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Fulbright Senior Specialist to Macedonia and Belarus

From 2002-2007 I worked under the auspices of a USAID grant to assist in the development of a new university in Tetovo Macedonia. South East Europe University (SEEU) was created in response to one of the agreements flowing from the Lake Ohrid Accords following a brief civil conflict between the ethnic Macedonians and the ethnic Albanians regarding a number of issues, including the dearth of higher education opportunity for ethnic Albanians.  When our USAID grant was completed SEEU wanted me to do some additional workshops, lectures, and consultation and I was brought in twice (December 2007 and February 2008) to work with various groups.

In March of 2012, because I was still on the Senior Specialist roster, I was supported in the guest speakers program to do some lectures at the Belarusian State University, Yanka Kupala University in Grodno, and to present the keynote plenary presentation at a conference held in Grodno Belarus.

Due to my work in both countries, partially supported by Fulbright, I have made many friends and engage in a number of long standing collaborative efforts.  Although only a small part of my international work (I currently have projects underway in Indonesia, Vietnam, Azerbaijan based on a private foundation grant, and an extensive history in Poland that began on a USAID grant) I think the Fulbright program offers great opportunities for people to work, meet, and collaborate with colleagues from other countries in ways that enrich both our lives and our scholarship.