Engage Your World: Intercultural Dialogue Series began in September of 2009 as a collaborative effort between the Claude Pepper Center for Intercultural Dialogue and the Center for Global Engagement. It brings together diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff to engage in a conversation about the global challenges we all face today. The broad scope of Engage Your World provides space for everyone to engage in a respectful conversation, where differences in opinion are not only encouraged but necessary for a deep and meaningful dialogue.
Upcoming Engage Your World Dates
|October 12||Germany: Refugee Integration
Roundtable discussion by academic experts, practitioners and community members
|October 30||Bollywood Blockbusters: Capturing Audiences Worldwide
Dr. Nandini Lakshmikantha, Manipal University, India
|November 14||Europe: Between a Russian Rock and an American Hard Place
Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor
What is Intercultural Dialogue?
Intercultural Dialogue is a dynamic and challenging process of communication that enables those engaged to recognize and to understand differences in opinions and diversity of values of the world in which we all live. Intercultural Dialogue aims to bring people from diverse backgrounds to engage in a respectful conversation about a variety of global issues.
Why is Intercultural Dialogue important?
Intercultural dialogue is essential to build an open-minded community that understands social, cultural, religious, and political complexities of our world today. Through this dialogue, we hope to provide a platform for fostering creative solutions to global problems.
"I attended the Engage Your World discussion series for the first time and was completely surprised. It was absolutely nothing like I had imagined. I went with expectations of only scholarly individuals on the panel and discussing global events with each other. I was happy to see students both domestic and international on the panel and discussion was open to everyone in attendance. It was enlightening to see that all opinions mattered and everything was very free flowing. The concern for fellow students was stressed to take up the call as well to make an impact globally and possess the ideal of a global citizen."