The World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence is honored to have the following experts as ICC Advisors on the World Council. Advisors are invited to join the World Council given their groundbreaking and dedicated work on intercultural and global competence development. As ICC Advisors, these experts are available to provide guidance to World Council’s working groups, as well as overall guidance to World Council on projects, endeavors, and initiatives related to intercultural and global competence. They also participate in virtual discussions in the World Council community and contribute to resources, including the Intercultural Connector newsletter.
Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Miyahara is professor of communication studies at Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan. He has taught in both Japanese and U.S. colleges. Miyahara has served as president of Japan Communication Association,
and Japan-U.S. Communication Association (NCA affiliate). He has also consulted for many Japanese organizations for productive intercultural, interpersonal, and organizational communication.
Alvino E. Fantini
PhD professor emeritus, SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Dr. Fantini holds degrees in anthropology and applied linguistics, and has worked in language education and intercultural communication for over 50 years. His research interests include bilingualism, language development, and cross-cultural matters. Fantini worked in the U.S. and abroad with intercultural exchange, development projects, and the Peace Corps, and conducted workshops around the world. He served on a National Advisory Panel that developed Foreign Language Standards for U.S. education and is past president of SIETAR International.