Johns Hopkins U: Director of SAIS Europe Campus (Italy)

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Director of School of International Studies (SAIS) Europe Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy. Deadline: 23 June 2022.

With campuses in Washington, DC, Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China, The Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international affairs and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields.

The SAIS campus in Bologna, Italy (“SAIS Europe”) is recruiting for a Director. This office provides academic and administrative leadership for the school, which includes more than 70 faculty, 30 staff and 180 students in MA, PhD and related graduate programs. The position requires at least an MA or MSc degree in a relevant field, ideally a PhD. Candidates are expected to have a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment and/or senior policy experience in international affairs. In addition, the School is looking for demonstrated success in organizational leadership, and the ability to work well across U.S. and European university settings. A commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential. In addition to English, fluency in Italian, while not required, would be a strong asset.

Maria Flora Mangano: Saturday Morning (Intercultural) School

Guest PostsSaturday Morning (Intercultural) School. Guest post by Maria Flora Mangano.

NOTE: Maria Flora Mangano has previously written about dialogue as a space of relationship (2020, 2018, 20172014) as long-term followers of this site will remember. 

Since the end of 2021, I have been involved in an after-school activity for 4 to 12-year-olds. This volunteer work supports pupils doing their homework once a week, on Saturday mornings. This activity was created by a teacher at the beginning of the current school term, in October 2021, and it takes place in a parish of the city center of my town, Viterbo, near Rome. The initial aim was to reach non-Italian children from the city center, which is mostly inhabited by non-native families. In a short time, additional children arrived from different zones of the town and the surroundings.

What the children experience at home, with relatives and friends of their parents’ culture, often coexists, interacts, and enriches – we may say “is in dialogue” – with what they experience at school, as well as in this after-school activity. At the same time, their daily sharing with Italian and non-Italian people (peers, teachers, or neighbors, for instance) feeds their knowledge, and it frequently provides precious input to their families. Some, in fact, help their parents in improving their understanding of the Italian language, in talking, reading, or writing; others assist Italian people (even us) to better understand their parents’ and family’s needs.

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Feeling Italian Instructional Video

Resources in ICD“ width=Feeling Italian: Citizens in a Multicultural Society. SIETAR Italia. The video is 27 minutes long, in Italian and English, with sub-titles in both languages.

Feeling Italian: Citizens in a Multicultural Society tells the stories and experiences of four people with a migratory background who live in Italy. It is composed of six modules and can be viewed in full or in modules, in order to stimulate a discussion on the following topics: stereotypes and discrimination, multicultural identity, dreams and aspirations, difficulties or challenges to the professional and social inclusion of people with migration, intercultural skills to be developed, diversity and inclusion management skills.

The didactic video is accompanied by training course materials and is part of a “train the trainers” course. In case you want receive the training course materials or you want more information about the course, contact the organizers by email. (Created and produced by Maura Di Mauro and Bettina Gehrke – Intercultural trainers, educators, and diversity and inclusion experts.)

For more information click here.

If you want to buy the video, click here.

U per stranieri: Interculturalism (Italy)

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Researcher, Università per stranieri Dante Alighieri, Reggio Calabria, Italy. Deadline: 2 December 2021.

 

This three-year research project in the field of general sociology (SPS/07) will investigate the topic of interculturalism in its different dimensions and issues. The research will take into account the socio-economic problems of Calabria, a region that requires suitable support in terms of policies and interventions. The main objective is to investigate social policies related to the promotion of inclusion and the fight against inequalities, in order to identify the most appropriate tools, competences and professional profiles to tackle some of the main challenges faced by contemporary society.

EIUC Electoral Observers Training 2021 (Italy)

Applied ICD

Training seminar for International Electoral Observers, Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice, Italy, 15-20 November 2021. Deadline: 29 October 2021.

The Global Campus of Human Rights has developed a course aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers). Selected applicants will be allowed to become aware of the role, the tasks and the status of international observers, and will be given a theoretical and practical training on election observation and election observation missions functioning. The training will take place in Venice, at the Global Campus of Human Rights Headquarters, from 15-20 November 2021.

After the successful brand new online edition of February 2021, a second edition of the course will offer selected participants a new challenging experience in distance learning education.

Giovanna Carloni Profile

ProfilesGiovanna Carloni, PhD, is a lecturer at the University of Urbino, Italy.

Her fields of expertise are applied linguistics, foreign language education, teaching Italian as a second and foreign language, intercultural and global competence, educational technology, virtual exchange, teacher training, corpus linguistics, English linguistics, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and ESP (English for Specific Purposes),  CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), and internationalization in higher education. She worked as project coordinator for the CLIL Internationalization project at the University of Urbino, Italy, where she was also responsible for providing the content instructors engaged in the project with CLIL methodological support. As project coordinator, she devised the digitally-enhanced theoretical and methodological CLIL framework that the University of Urbino has adopted. Furthermore, she has been responsible for the design and implementation of virtual exchange from an intercultural perspective with universities in the USA, Australia, and South Africa for about a decade. Among her publications:

Books and edited volumes

Carloni, G. (2020). Digitally-enhanced practices and open pedagogy in English-taught programs: Flexible learning for local and global settings in higher education. Milan: Franco Angeli.

Carloni, G. (2016). Corpus linguistics and English teaching materials. Milan: Franco Angeli.

Carloni, G. (2015). CLIL in higher education and the role of corpora: A blended model of consultation services and learning environments. Venice: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari.

Carloni, G. (Ed.). (2015). Insegnare italiano a stranieri. Percorsi operativi. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Selected Articles

Carloni, G. (2021). Using a Community of Inquiry framework to foster students’ active learning. In K. Enomoto, R. Warner, & C. Nygaard (Eds.), Teaching and learning innovations in higher education (pp. 195-208).  Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing.

Carloni G., & Zuccala B. (2020). Blending Italian through Skype: A diachronic and comparative account of a telecollaborative project. In J. Fornasiero, S. M. A. Reed, R. Amery, E. Bouvet, K. Enomoto, H. L. Xu (Eds.), Intersections in language planning and policy: Establishing connections in languages and cultures (pp. 279-298). Dordrecht: Springer Nature.

Carloni G., Grassi S., Virga A., & Zuccala B. (2018). Exploring the transnational connections between blended learning spaces, trans-institutional collaboration, and intercultural awareness in transformative telecollaborative projects. LEA – Lingue e letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente, 7, 393-403. DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-24403

Carloni G., & Zuccala B. (2018). Blending Italian ‘down-under’: Toward a theoretical framework and pragmatic guide for blending tertiary Italian language and culture courses through Skype-enhanced, pre-service teacher-centred telecollaboration. LEA – Lingue e letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente, 7, 405-445. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-24408

Carloni G., & Zuccala B. (2017). Blending Italian at Monash University through an Italian-Australian digital project: An analysis of students’ perceptions. LEA – Lingue e Letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente, 6, 115-139. https://doi.org/10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-22333


Work for CID:
Giovanna Carloni participated in a CID/UNESCO focus group for the Futures of Education Initiative, and then provided an exercises for the addendum.

Communication of Scientific Research 2021 (Italy)

Study AbroadSummer School in the Communication of Scientific Research, taught by Maria Flora Mangano, August 3-5, 2021, Viterbo, Italy. Deadline: June 20 2021.

The CSR summer school is dedicated to the theory and practice of communication of scientific research, by providing basic instructions on the construction of written and oral text, with analysis in class of written and oral contributions by the participants. This year’s class is particular addressed to non-Italian young researchers, and will be taught in English.

The training in communication of scientific research is an interdisciplinary postgraduate offering dedicated to professionals of science: people who conduct research within the international academic community. The CSR teaching program is addressed to young researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) drawn from different fields in the natural, social, and human sciences.

Since 2020, a CSR fund has been established, which intends to facilitate the participation of young researchers. The fund has been developed by Italian CSR alumni who wish to help their peers to have access to the CSR training. This year the CSR fund offers two grants of € 150 each which are intended for highly motivated young researchers who cannot cover the whole cost of the CSR school. Priority will be given to those who live in the Mediterranean area (especially the Balkans, Maghreb and the Middle East), as well as to the young researchers who live in Central and Southern Africa, and in Central and Southern America.

Promoting ICD through Media, Visual & Performing Arts (Italy but Online)

EventsPromoting Intercultural Dialogue through Media, Visual and Performing Arts, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (Webinar), May 19, 2021, 6pm CET.

As part of the series of webinars, Migrations | Mediations. Promoting Intercultural Dialogue through Media, Visual and Performing Arts, the May 19 topic will be We tell a different story – the role of documentary film, alternative and community media in reporting migration.

Speakers:
– Daniela Drastata, Chair of the EBU TV Intercultural and Diversity Group, Senior editor at HRT (Croatian National Radio and Television), Executive co-producer of the EBU New Neighbours series
– Clara Dominguez, Division Director & VOA Director of Partnerships, Latin America Broadcasting, Voice of America
– Fran Atopos Conte, journalist and director, Termini TV
– Nyima Jadama, TV host of Nyimas Bantaba at ALEX Berlin

Moderator:
– Nadia Bellardi, transcultural media consultant

Earlier webinars in the series are available online as well.  Those topics were:

  • Webinar 1: From Integration to Inclusion: Why Culture Matters and How to Build a Positive Narrative; and Migration and the Circuits of Film Culture:
    A Southern Perspective

  • Webinar 2: Beyond the Emergency: Media Representations, Social Encounters and Transculturality.

Maura Di Mauro Profile

ProfilesMaura Di Mauro teaches Intercultural Management at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Piacenza, Italy, and in other universities.

Maura Di Mauro

She is an Intercultural Trainer, Consultant and Coach, and an expert on Sustainability and Social Innovation. She has experience in assessment and development center activities for large multinational groups, both in Italy and abroad, in training managerial teams on the development of their intercultural and global skills, on leading multicultural teams, and on Diversity and Inclusion Management Design Strategies. From 2016 to 2019 she was the President of SIETAR Italia, and Board Member of SIETAR Europe, and has served as consultant to ISMU Foundation and other groups for research and training projects.

Publications include:

Di Mauro, M. (2021). Includere e valorizzare le competenze dei Migranti: TRAINING toolkit sul diversity management. ISMU Foundation.

Boerchi, D., Di Mauro, M., & Sarli, A. (2020). Guidelines for the identification and assessment of migrants’ soft skills. ISMU Foundation.

Di Mauro, M., & Gehrke, B. (2019). Feeling Italian. SIETAR Italia

Di Mauro, M., & Taratuhina, Y. (Eds.). (2019). East and West relations bridging: SIETAR Russia and SIETAR Europa 2018 Conference Proceedings.

Di Mauro, M. & Gehrke, B. (Eds.). (2018). Multicultural identities: Challenging the sense of belonging, Conference proceeding of IX SIETAR Italia International Conference. Fondazione Intercultura.

Di Mauro, M. (2016). Tourism: An opportunity for mobility and intercultural encounters. Intercultural Training and Consulting for the development of the tourism industry. In E. J. Nash, N. C. Brown, & L. Bracci (Eds.), Intercultural horizons: Identities, relationships and languages in migration (vol. 4). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Di Mauro, M. (2015). The extension of intercultural competence today: from individual effectiveness, to innovative, responsible and sustainable practices. In L. Bracci, N. C. Brown, & E. J. Nash (Eds.), Intercultural horizons: Intercultural competence – key to the new multicultural societies of the globalized world (vol. 3). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.


Work for CID:

Maura Di Mauro participated in a CID/UNESCO focus group for the Futures of Education Initiative, and wrote ICD Exercise #2.

Maria Cristina Gatti Profile

ProfilesMaria Christina Gatti is Associate Professor in English Studies and Linguistics at the University of Bolzano (Italy), and Deputy Director of the course in Communication Sciences and Cultures of the Faculty of Education.

Maria Cristina Gatti

She is an applied linguist interested in communication in intercultural and multilingual contexts. She is currently leading research programmes on the role of English in multilingual teaching and professional environments, language variation in transnational communication contexts and online teaching in multilingual and multicultural environments. As a discourse analyst, she is particularly interested in issues related to social interaction in intercultural communication including identity, trust development, multisensoriality, embodiment as well as cognitive-semiotic approaches to spatiality and temporality. She has presented internationally and is supervising doctoral students in these fields. Her work has been published in international journals including Discourse Studies, Humanities, and International Journal of Applied Linguistics. She was a visiting scholar at the Department of Linguistics of UC at Berkeley where she also attended the LSA Linguistic Institute. She has been a member of the Association for Business Communication for more than ten years.


Work for CID:
Maria Cristina Gatti serves on the CID Advisory Board.

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