GOALS  of 

  • To enhance awareness of intercultural issues in all interactions
  • To facilitate communication and respect between and among people of different cultures
  • To improve intercultural relations, both domestic and global
  • To encourage the highest standards of ethics and conduct among intercultural specialists according to the SIETAR-USA Living Code of Ethical Behavior (learn more)
  • To promote the exchange of information, knowledge, and expertise in the intercultural field

In Memoriam: Andy Reynolds

May he rest in peace as he lives on in our memories.

The DEI/Intercultural field lost a giant when Andy Reynolds passed away on February 7, 2021. There are no better words to describe his parting and who he was than those of his beloved wife, Donna Stringer. “My love and life partner of 39 years died this morning after a 14-month valiant battle against blood cancer. He was smart, funny, a master cook and photographer, but mostly he was dedicated to social change for everyone. He taught me so much—about absolute dedication and unconditional love, I will miss his physical presence but will continue consulting him as I carry on our lifes’ work.”

Donna and their sons plan to recognize Andy in memorial event on Zoom March 27, 2021 from 10 - 11 a.m. (Pacific Time). You may join that day with this link: Andy Reynolds Memorial. Per Donna: "Time will only allow 12 speakers who have been selected to represent different times/organizations in Andy's life. There will not be an open mic.  Zoom will be open at 9:50 a.m. so you can enter and leave comments in the Chat room if you wish. You can also view Andy's obituary and leave comments and/or photos at the following site: you again for your heart felt love and kindness to both Andy and me."

For complete Zoom event access info, click here.

NEW: Aperian Global Partnership

We are pleased to announce a partnership between SIETAR USA and Aperian Global where all online learning available on Aperian Global's GlobeSmart website is now available to SIETAR USA Members at a 20% discount! 

To learn more, check the Membership Discounts page under 'Get Involved' here on the SIETAR USA website. 


Recognizing that this could be a very long list, we would like to bring into the room, the name of George Floyd. In the strongest possible terms, SIETAR USA:

  • Believes Black Lives Matter
  • Condemns police violence
  • Supports peaceful protest
  • Values authentic and honest dialog
Racial injustice is embedded into U.S. culture and there is no single solution that will take care of everything that needs to be changed and improved. We need to begin by eliminating racism in our own SIETAR USA house. We need to listen to each other—in a learning mode—and be willing to explore ways we can make effective changes. READ MORE

News & Updates

Spotlight on Ethics

The SIETAR USA Ethics Committee and Chair are responsible for the coordination of educational activities designed to support the understanding of and participation in the LIVING CODE. As part of these efforts, the committee presents Critical Incidents to encourage discussion of ethical issues. To participate in these discussions, please visit the Ethics Critical Incidents posted on the Critical Incidents page.

Upcoming events


Please welcome the following individuals and/or organizations who have made a committment to SIETAR USA in the past month:

 Lisa Cohen Cheryl Forster Mark Gallegos
 Julia Gaspar-Bates Nayantara Ghosh Ersek Chad Goeden
 Melissa Hahn Donald Hurford Dr. Rajesh Kumar
 Mary Matambanadzo Camilla McGill Sharon Nakpairat
 Kurt Nemes Janice Rasmussen Deborah Rinner
 Carolyn Ryffel Cynthia Sibold Ollie Taylor
 Maria Thacker Renata Urban Cecilia Utne
 Leila Valoura Irma Vartanian Balian 

SIETAR USA appreciates the support of its 2020 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Sandra M. Fowler

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