International Academy for Intercultural Research's 12th Biennial Conference is 23-28 July 2022 at Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Fostering Intercultural Hearts and Minds
Applying Intercultural Research for a Sustainable Future
(Fellows Day and the PhD/Early-Career-Development Workshop on Sunday, 24th of July)
Introduction of the CFP:
"After being caught in the chokehold of the Covid19-pandemic for almost two years, what have we learned from this global crisis for the future of our togetherness on this planet? Has the pandemic led to more cooperation between cultural groups, or has it enlarged already existing conflicts? Obviously, in this decade we will have to deal with other burning issues such as global warming, migration, the rise of ”Nationalists” and ""Anti-Globalists,"" distrust in academia, poisoning of communication by conspiracy theories, and the consequent polarization of societies, steered by tribalistic attitudes and actions—among others.
How does our intercultural research address these issues? How can we apply our intercultural expertise effectively in different professional fields to have an impact on individuals and societies? How does intercultural research help to develop an intercultural and ethical mindset in our various target groups for dealing with the challenges of the present VUCA-world (VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous)? Moreover, how can intercultural research contribute to the four pillars of sustainability (Environment, Economy, Social Equality, and Culture)?
The mission of IAIR is to encourage the highest quality empirical research and practice aimed at intercultural understanding. Each IAIR conference aims to attract research-oriented scientists and practitioners from a variety of intercultural disciplines to present their work, exchange and discuss ideas, and contribute to intercultural understanding and cooperation. We especially invite you to propose research-based remedies for dealing with the conditions and prominent challenges of these ""post-globalized"" times."