Interviewing Policy Leaders to Advance Intercultural Competence Across Boundaries

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Feature Slides of Policy Leaders and Project Collaborators A collaborative project by The Intersection of ICC and Influencers/Policy Makers Working Group Introduction Ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19 and mitigate climate change remind us of our global interdependence and the importance of collaborating with respect, open-mindedness, empathy, and curiosity – fundamental components of intercultural competence (Deardorff, 2006, 2009). If effective communication is critical to promote peace and justice in an interconnected world, how can leaders facilitate more balanced dialogue in the organizations for which they are responsible? Intercultural competence (also referred to as “ICC”) is recognized as a powerful framework for […]

Deeper Diving for Intercultural Policy

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Part I: More Questions than Answers In the summer of 2018, my family and I made an unplanned trip to Montgomery, Alabama to see the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) newly installed Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice.  The profound interactive archive and memorial of racial inequality left me breathless as I considered my nation’s history laid bare for all the world to see.  I contemplated the inhumanity that took place many years ago and the injustices that continue today, all with the permission of our legal system.  A brief conversation about reparations with one of the docents […]