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

Registration is NOW CLOSED!

Session recordings will be made available to all registrants as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience! 

2020 Virtual Conference - News and Happenings

NEW: SIETAR USA and 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. 

The 2020 Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award

The Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award is conferred not for a single achievement, but for a lifetime of making a significant impact on the intercultural and diversity fields. SIETAR USA is proud to proclaim Andy Reynolds and Donna Stringer the recipients of the 2020 Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award!

Andy and Donna, thank you for your lifetime of contributions, and for making the world a better place.

To view the citation presented to Andy and Donna, click here: 2020 Award Citation


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 become part of SIETAR USA in the past month:

 Kris Acheson-Clair Valerie Bath Debbie Bayes
 Laurette Bennhold-Samaan Aldrich Callins Marcus Collins
 Jeffery Cone Anne Copeland Yuko Deneuville
 Jon DeVries Lauren Dickinson Elmer Dixon
 Daniela Draugelis Cardina Esparza Debra Freathy
 Barbara Galyen Isaac Goodine Stephanie Holdren
 Samira Jubran Emily Kawasaki Helen Kim
 Ann Marie Lei Dawn Lucovich Shannon Murphy-Robinson
 Nelson Parrish II Jessica Rathke Sumali Ray-Ross
 Kathleen Ross Katerina Salas-Natchova Malati Marlene Shinazy
 Sue Shinomiya Kevin Spence Anke Stoneman
 Catherine Trujillo Christy Welsh Katherine Yngve

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

Sandra M. Fowler

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