Intercultural Communication MOOC

Job adsSteve Kulich, at Shanghai International Studies University, just sent the following invitation to CID followers:

Join us in the ongoing “Intercultural Communication” MOOC (on FutureLearn by Shanghai International Studies University, SISU, China).

If you’ve not yet checked out the SISU-FutureLearn Intercultural Communication Course, the 5th run is still open! This 5-week course started in mid-October, but new learners from many countries and regions are joining in the social learning! The course highlights different ways we (1) understand intercultural contexts and introduce ourselves, (2) construct our identities, (3) express communication styles preferences or (3) diverse value orientations, and (5) find ways to cope or adapt. Click on the link to enroll now (and invite your colleagues or students) for 5 additional weeks to  learn and interact with this global learning community.

Early leaders in ICC

Retrospective International Journal of Intercultural Relations issue on selected early leaders in intercultural communication scheduled for 2012

At the kind invitation of Dan Landis, Executive Editor of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Steve J. Kulich, Executive Director of the Intercultural Institute at the Shanghai International Studies University, and Michael Prosser are serving as the Guest Editors for a special issue in 2012 for IJIR of selected early leaders in the developing field of intercultural communication. While space is limited, and thus we are only selecting 13 early leaders for this special issue, we hope that later it might be possible to select another dozen first and second generation leaders and scholars for a potential second special issue of IJIR, perhaps in 2013.

This issue will contain scholarly articles about the following early leaders and academic scholars in the development of intercultural communication as a field of study. Introduction: Steve J. Kulich
Molefi Kete Asante, author: Reynaldo Anderson
Nobleza Asuncion-Lande (deceased), author: Dorthy Pennington
Fred L. Casmir author: (to be selected)
John C. Condon, author: Richard Harris
Dean Barnlund (deceased), author: Janet Bennett
D. Ray Heisey (deceased), author: Michael H. Prosser
L. Robert Kohls (deceased), author: to be selected
Robert T. Oliver (deceased), author: Robert Shuter
Charles Osgood (deceased) authors Oliver Tzeng and Dan Landis
Paul Pederson, author: Gary Fontaine
Everett Rogers (deceased), author: Arvind Singhal
K.S. Sitaram (deceased), author: Michael H. Prosser
Edward C. Stewart, authors: Jackie Waskilewski, Holly Kawakama, Jun Ohtake

We are searching for a potential scholarly author (s) who knows well the leadership and academic contributions of Fred L. Casmir and L. Robert Kohls. to the field of intercultural communication. Please contact me, Michael Prosser ( The deadline for submission to me of a 25 page essay, including the latest APA citations and references is September 1, 2011. All proposed articles must meet the rigorous scholarship standards of IJIR.

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