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

“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.”
- Nelson Mandela

SIETAR USA is pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for the 2019 conference is now open and ready to receive your proposal.
We are excited to be in Atlanta, GA USA at the Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel. The theme for this year’s conference is: From Adversity to Diversity: The Role of the Interculturalist. Proposal Deadlines: Priority submissions:  April 30, 2019; Final Submissions: May 10, 2019
Find the CFP here:

SIETAR USA statement on the recent anti-Muslim attacks in NZ  

To Members and Friends of SIETAR USA:
The recent anti-Muslim massacre affects everyone and our hearts go out to all New Zealanders and especially the Muslims of New Zealand. As Omer Aziz wrote in the New York Times: racism begins with ideas and it ends with violence. For centuries, ideas about racial superiority have caused people to feel threatened no matter the situation and too many situations have ended in tragedy. It is not the world we want to live in, share with our family and friends, or raise our children. For our 2019 conference we found a quotation from Nelson Mandela: “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” We are using it because we believe that if change is to happen, it begins with us

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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.

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