Webinar: Interculturalism and Anti-Racism in Cities

EventsInterculturalism and anti-racism in cities, Webinar, Intercultural Cities (ICC) and Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations (LABRRI) at the University of Montreal, 26 February 2021, at 9 a.m. (Canada; 3 p.m. CET), online.

In cities across the world, proponents of interculturalism (an approach focused on communication and positive interactions) and anti-racism (an approach more concerned with social and racial discrimination) have been active in the fight for justice and equality. While activists in these two fields clearly have shared goals, the two approaches are sometimes at odds with each in terms of the strategies that should be used to affect change. While it is often argued that the two approaches are complementary, there is also a tendency to subordinate one approach to the other, without asking fundamental questions about which approach is best suited to address a particular set of issues at a particular moment in time.

This webinar, which is aimed at people whose work involves trying to make cities more inclusive places, will address the tensions between interculturalism and anti-racism in an attempt to find ways in which the two can better support each other’s efforts in the global fight for economic equality and social justice.

CFP SIETAR Europa Webinar Proposal

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Webinar Proposals, SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) Europa, for presentation in 2021. Deadline: 6 October 2020.

Once again in 2020 SIETAR Europa webinars are proving to be very popular. They offer SIETAR members an opportunity for learning, sharing knowledge and connecting with the greater SIETAR community. The 2020 webinars have to date welcomed on average 150+ participants and covered topics ranging from gamification in intercultural training to Chinese business culture. If you are interested in presenting a webinar in 2021, please submit a proposal.

Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on International Assignees

EventsImpact of COVID-19 on International Assignees Webinar, Tri-State SIETAR. April 23, 2020.

Tri-State (NY-NJ-CT) SIETAR (Society for Education, Training and Research) have opened up their webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on international assignees’ mental health and approaches to overcome the challenges. International assignees tend to be highly resilient, having coped with the stresses of relocation and cultural adaptation. The stresses of Covid-19 can exacerbate unique expat circumstances, creating challenges that may be more than they bargained for.

In this webinar, Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo and Rensia Melles will discuss the impact of adverse events or crises on the mental health aspects of cultural adaptation and culture shock. They will offer tips and coping techniques to support assignees with these uncertain times away from home.