UT Health IRC Presents: Difficult Dialogues: Transforming International Experience into Multicultural Citizenship

Event Date & Time

November 9, 2021


Event Details:
International programs do more than give a global context to medical practice. They also provide an opportunity for students (and faculty) to develop some skills in intercultural communication — e.g., analyzing cultural context, taking perspective, and adapting behavior. Those skills are not just useful abroad; they are also exactly what we need for living peacefully and productively in a multicultural society. This presentation and discussion will suggest how to use intercultural learning to participate in the “difficult dialogues” of making a multicultural society work.

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About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Milton J. Bennett directs the Intercultural Development Research Institute located in Washington State, USA and Milano, Italy (http://www.idrinstitute.org) and holds an adjunct faculty appointment in sociology at the University of Milano Bicocca. He is known for originating the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and for his text, Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Paradigms, Principles, and Practices (Intercultural Press, 2013).