The Intercultural Competence Imperative

Presented by the School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics with support from the Presidential Initiative: Expanding the Impact of the Arts and Humanities

Tuesday, April 12, 4 p.m. via Zoom

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Given the increasing divisions within society, intercultural competence is essential to understand and bridge these divides. It is also indispensable in all career fields, including, but not limited to, health professions, business, science, technology, social work, and education. Join in this talk featuring Dr. Darla Deardorff to explore intercultural competence: the perspectives, strategies, and key questions to consider, as well as the synergies between intercultural competence and justice, diversity, and inclusion goals.


About the speaker

Dr. Darla Deardorff is the executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, as well as a research scholar at Duke University. She is also affiliated faculty at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa and Shanghai International Studies University in China. Founder of ICC Global, she has conducted intercultural training for UNESCO, OECD, universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations for nearly 20 years, and is frequently invited to give talks around the world. A recipient of numerous awards, she has published eight books and 60+ articles and book chapters on international education, intercultural competence, global leadership, and outcomes assessment.


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