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Engage Your World

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

Date, Time & Location Event Information
January 23
4:30-6:30 p.m. | Globe Auditorium

Europe: Between a Russian Rock and an American Hard Place*
The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Center for Global Engagement present a lecture by Peter Ford, the Paris-based global affairs correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

February 1
5-6:30 p.m. | Globe Auditorium

Ambassador Husain Haqqani
Seeking Lost Glory: Lessons of Islamist Extremism
February 22
5:30-7 p.m. | Globe Auditorium
Making the Most of Our World: A Panel Discussion by Returning Peace Corps Volunteers
Learn about maximizing your intercultural, personal, and professional experiences from four returning Peace Corps volunteers.

March 22
5:30-7:30 p.m. | ASLC

Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America**
Movie Screening & Discussion Panel
April 11
6-9 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
Last Men in Aleppo***
Documentary Screening & Discussion
April 20
3-5 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
The Global Rise of Religious Violence: A Lecture with Mark Juergensmeyer*
Professor Juergensmeyer will discuss the complex question:
Is religion the cause of terrorist violence around the world, or its victim; and how can we respond to it?

*This talk is sponsored by the College of Social Science and Public Policy’s Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series.

** This program received funding support from the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Program. Support for this program was also provided by the Center for Advancement of Human Rights, the FSU School of Dance, the Hispanic Graduate Student Association, and Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

***This event is sponsored by Dr. Robert Dailey’s Annual Film Series Grant to the International Affairs Program.

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.

Student Reflections

"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

We are eager to collaborate with your academic unit or community organization to co-host an event as Engage Your World. To suggest a topic or to get involved, please contact Tanu Kohli at tkohli@fsu.edu or call 850-644-1401.

*These events qualify as one of the Global Citizenship Certificate events.

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