Engage Your World: Intercultural Dialogue Series brings together diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff to engage in a conversation about the global challenges we all face today. From questioning the possibility of achieving a culturally pluralistic world, to debating the role of the U.N. in the 21st century, to discussing the issues of education, poverty, and violence against women, this event has provided 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.
Engage Your World began in September of 2009 as a collaborative effort between the Claude Pepper Center for Intercultural Dialogue and the Center for Global Engagement.
Upcoming Engage Your World Dates
The Engage Your World Series will resume in Fall 2017.
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 building an open and respectful conversation about social, cultural, religious, and political complexities of our world today, and to provide a platform for creative ideas and 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."
Support for Intercultural Dialogue Series
The Engage Your World series has gained support across many academic departments, the Division of Student Affairs, as well as the Tallahassee community.
To suggest a topic or to get involved, please contact Elcin Haskollar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-645-4793.
*These events qualify as one of the Global Citizenship Certificate events.