Community Development: Do interculturalists have a role to play?

Community development is not a new concept. Largely growing out of the policies and activities of British colonial governors and administrators, the theory and practice of today is still largely influenced by this legacy. As years roll on and government approaches to community development is continuously chopped and changed, its …

SIETAR family welcomes a new member: SIETAR Russia!

SIETAR Russia: introduction  In 2018 SIETAR family welcomed a new member SIETAR Russia. The main purpose of SIETAR Russia is to build a strong network of intercultural practitioners in Russia with activities ranging from conferences, professional development and networking events. SIETAR Russia will contribute to the mission of SIETAR EUROPA …

Intercultural Career Boost

By Gabriela Weglowska Although intercultural careers are still quite rare, the field is rapidly expanding. As businesses are going global and teams are becoming more culturally diverse, there are two types of people that are currently in high demand: those with intercultural skills to work effectively across cultures, and those …

Me, myself and my future self: How a stronger connection with one’s future self may enhance the efficiency of intercultural competence training

By Dr Katharina Lefringhausen Past research on intercultural training focuses on its appropriate content, duration, medium, teaching methods or trainers and trainees’ personality traits that enable changes in cultural awareness, attitudes and behaviors (Barker, 2016; Littrell & Salas, 2005). Fowler and Blohm’s (2004) handbook of intercultural training, for example, is …

SPLINTERED SOCIETY: Do interculturalists have a role to play?

By Ciaran O’Brien It would be a fallacy to deny that the EU Referendum has created rifts across the United Kingdom. Whilst there was and continues to be a strong appetite in certain parts of the media and political spectrum to perpetrate and exaggerate these divisions, it is true that …

Banter, racism and acculturation: Intercultural dynamics in team sports

By Daniel Clayton & Solvejg Wolfers Just over a year has passed since FIFA disbanded its anti-racism task-force after announcing that it had achieved its aims. Yet, twelve months later it is clear racist discrimination continues unabated in the game. Indeed, stories of players being subjected to racist abuse by …