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 …

In a fractured Britain – where do we go from here?

By Ciaran O’Brien British society is facing a challenging time. Many years from now politicians and historians will still be discussing Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, which for many was an emotive response to frustrations over immigration, a perceived loss of self-governance and for some, an appetite to …

Building intercultural bridges after Brexit

Post ‘Brexit’ Britain needs an intercultural perspective to help shape its future, to build bridges across divisions in its society, to unite communities and to celebrate diversity and the cultural differences which bring great benefits to this country. In the climate of collective culture shock following the ‘Brexit’ vote, many people …