Harron Chair talk: Intercultural Dialogue

Harron Lecture flyerOn November 11, 2013, I presented the Harron Family Endowed Chair Lecture entitled “Intercultural Dialogue: Who Needs It? Who Promotes It? Who Studies It?” This is the one public lecture expected of the Harron Chair at Villanova University, and this semester I serve in that position. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Jean Ann Linney provided a brief history of the Harron Family Endowed Chair for the audience, and Dr. Maurice Hall, Communication Department Chair, introduced me. There was a large crowd (more than expected, about 75 – sorry about the lack of chairs for the last dozen to come!) and good questions from not only faculty members but also students. Thanks to Chad Fahs for videotaping, and Minh Cao who set up a new YouTube channel for the Center (more about that in a separate post), you can see an excerpt of the talk (above).

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Villanova University – Harron Chair in Comm

For the fall semester 2013, I will be the Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication at Villanova University, outside Philadelphia, PA. I will teach an undergraduate seminar on Socialization to Cultural Identity, and a graduate seminar on Social Construction Theory. I will also give a public lecture during the semester on intercultural dialogue. I will remain Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue simultaneously, as this is a temporary assignment.

Villanova University

This endowed chair rotates, so that a different senior faculty member in Communication is appointed each year for fall semester. Dr. Raka Shome held the position in 2011, and Dr. Yves Winkin held it in 2012; I will be the third to serve in this position. Those interested in applying in future should look for a call for applications, typically issued in August or September for the following year.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue