SIETAR-USA Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 12 May 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar - Eastern Time Zone

    Representation matters: it molds perceptions, informs conversations, and influences policies. In this webinar, Silk Road Rising Co-Founder and Co-Executive Artistic Director Jamil Khoury uses the artistic works of this organization to demonstrate how storytelling serves as a catalyst for expanding representation, creating change, and building community. Based in Chicago, Silk Road Rising is a community-centered art-making and arts service organization founded in 2002 by Khoury and his husband Malik Gillani as a response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Using the Silk Road as a metaphor for cultural interchange, its work is rooted in representing the experiences of Pan-Asian, North African, and Muslim communities including their diaspora. The work of Silk Road Rising is an intentional strategy to shift and expand these communities’ narratives. Through live theatre, digital media, and arts education, Silk Road Rising’s work challenges disinformation, cultivates new narratives, and promotes a culture of continuous learning. Khoury will also explore polyculturalism and how it informs his company's artmaking and activism.

    Registration = FREE for current SIETAR USA members in good standing

    Registration = $25.00 for nonmembers

    About the Presenter

    Jamil Khoury is a theatre producer, playwright, essayist, and filmmaker, whose work focuses on Middle Eastern themes and questions of Diaspora. He is particularly interested in the intersections of culture, national identity, religion, and belonging.  Khoury holds a M.A. degree in Religious Studies from The University of Chicago Divinity School and a B.S. degree in International Relations from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He is a Kellogg Executive Scholar (Northwestern University) and has been awarded a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Nonprofit Management.  Khoury has received numerous awards over the years, including the 2017 University of Chicago Diversity Leadership Alumni Award, the 2015 Community Leader Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, the 2013 Kathryn V. Lamkey Award from Actor’s Equity Association (for promoting diversity and inclusion in theatre), and the 2013 changemaker Award from South Asian Americans Leading Together.

    • 09 Jun 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar - Eastern Time Zone

    In this webinar, Daniel Yalowitz will unearth and explore the multifaceted, endlessly fascinating, and delightfully complex experience of human friendship.  Just as no two people are alike, neither are any two friendships.   He will lead participants through an examination of some of the many universal considerations of friendship based on his years of intercultural research and the recent publication of his book, Reflections on the Nature of Friendship

    Dr. Yalowitz will focus on the following considerations with regard to developing a deeper understanding of friendship:

    • What do rubber bands, timepieces, and portals have in common with friendship?
    • Why do we choose the people to become our friends?
    • How can conflict be healthy for a friendship?
    • Into Me You See: What is the art of intimacy in friendship?
    • How can we burnish and harvest the gold in friendship?
    • In the Age of COVID, what has changed and what hasn’t regarding friendship?

    After his presentation, Daniel will respond to participants’ questions and reflections. Join us for a fascinating journey into a world we all know from our life experience yet must learn far more to heighten and deepen this amazing adventure.

    Registration = FREE for current SIETAR USA members in good standing

    Registration = $25.00 for nonmembers

    About the Presenter

    Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D.,is a developmental and intercultural psychologist. He was a member and on the Governing Council for SIETAR International, chaired the international Simulation and Games Committee from 1988-2000, and has been involved in various roles with SIETAR USA intermittently since then.  Following a career as a faculty member and senior academic administrator at colleges and universities throughout the United States, Daniel is now an international consultant and trainer focusing on community- and team-building, social/emotional/multiple intelligences, conflict transformation, and intercultural communication and competence. He has published three books to date and serves as the Executive Director, Principal, and Creativity Maven for DCY Consulting, based in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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14 Apr 2021 Psychology of Cultural Humility: An Emotion Critical for Intercultural Development
17 Mar 2021 Virtual Sparks! Interactive Intercultural Activities and Strategies for Online Teaching and Training
10 Feb 2021 Evolution of Change: From Revolutionary to DEI Interculturalist
13 Jan 2021 Creating Inclusive Multicultural Teams Remotely
02 Dec 2020 The Power of Art to Promote Intercultural Understanding
10 Nov 2020 Using Cultural Assets to Shift Paradigms: A Case Study in Ensley
15 Jul 2020 InterSEXtions: Working at the Intersection of Culture, Relationships, and Sexuality
25 Jun 2020 Tight versus Loose: A Key to Unlocking Our Cultural Divides
15 May 2020 Becoming American: How Prominent Immigrant Women Cracked the US-American Culture Code
14 Apr 2020 Change Management with Insight from Brain Science
13 Mar 2020 Understanding Misunderstandings in the Era of Globalization
04 Feb 2020 Intercultural Frameworks for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work
14 Jan 2020 Style Switching for Success with Multicultural Groups
05 Dec 2019 Nuevo Mexico’s Mid-Winter Celebrations: A Look at the Intercultural Symbols and Reexamination of the Tri-Cultural Myth
08 Nov 2019 Personal Leadership: 6 Practices & 2 Principles to Help Build Cultural Competence and Resilience, or a Tool That Keeps on Giving
10 Sep 2019 Experiencing Civil Rights: My Story
11 Jun 2019 WEBINAR: Promoting Age Inclusion in the New Millennium - NEW DATE
27 May 2019 SIETAR Europa Congress
14 May 2019 WEBINAR: Making Sense of Russia in the 21st Century
26 Apr 2019 Families in Global Transition Annual Conference
26 Mar 2019 WEBINAR: Dispelling Myths About Muslims and Islam: Intercultural Interventions for Pluralism and Inclusion of American Muslims
12 Mar 2019 Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC)
12 Dec 2018 SIETAR USA 2018 Annual Members Meeting
06 Dec 2018 Webinar -- Navigating Diversity and Inclusion Work as a Practitioner
17 Nov 2018 Saturday Seminar — Walk the Talk: Achieving Civility and Respect in Times of Polarization
13 Nov 2018 Webinar -- Leveraging Multicultural and Global Experience into Workplace Strengths
26 Oct 2018 SIETAR Russia & SIETAR Europa East and West Bridges Event
16 Oct 2018 SIETAR Minnesota Meeting
12 Oct 2018 SIETAR Polska Congress 2018
10 Oct 2018 Webinar: Marketing Your Cross-Cultural Business
13 Sep 2018 SIETAR Brasil Conference
18 Jul 2018 Japanese Culture – Getting from Konnichi wa to Karaoke
18 Oct 2017 SIETAR USA 17th Annual Conference
27 Apr 2017 Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
24 Apr 2017 Yom HaShoah
24 Apr 2017 Isra and Mi'raj
16 Apr 2017 Easter
14 Apr 2017 Good Friday
10 Apr 2017 Passover
09 Apr 2017 Palm Sunday
08 Nov 2016 Super Tuesday (USA Elections)
01 Nov 2016 Native American Heritage Month
31 Oct 2016 Halloween
30 Oct 2016 Diwali
16 Oct 2016 World Food Day
07 Sep 2016 Independence Day Brazil
05 Sep 2016 Labor Day in USA
22 Jun 2016 SIETAR USA Executive Board meeting
21 Jun 2016 International Day of Yoga
20 Jun 2016 National Refugee Day
19 Jun 2016 Father's Day (USA)
19 Jun 2016 Juneteenth
14 Jun 2016 Flag day
08 Jun 2016 SIETAR USA Board Of Directors meeting
06 Jun 2016 Start of Ramadan
01 Jun 2016 June - LGBT PRIDE month
01 Jun 2016 Children's Day in China
01 Jun 2016 Children's Day In Poland
20 Apr 2016 All You Need to Know about Proposing for and Presenting at SIETAR-USA Conference
17 Mar 2016 March 2016 Webinar: Millennials and Generational Competence
17 Feb 2016 The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: Riot, Remembrance, and “Reconciliation”
15 Aug 2015 Sneak-Peak of SIETAR-USA’s 15th Anniversary Annual Conference
15 Jun 2015 Being an LGBT Ally
15 May 2015 Discussion with Authors: Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves
15 Apr 2015 Cultural Detective’s Contest!! Also, Check out the SIETARUSA Conference CFP
15 Mar 2015 How to Use Technology to Build Your Platform in 2015
15 Feb 2015 Uncovering the Secrets of African Americans' Contributions Around the World
23 Jan 2015 Janet Bennett’s Forecast of Intercultural Crossroads
15 Jan 2015 Patricia M Coleman, SIETAR-USA President's Vision of SIETAR-USA 2015 and beyond
06 Nov 2013 SIETAR-USA 2013 Conference
17 Oct 2012 SIETAR-USA 2012 Conference
13 Apr 2011 SIETAR-USA 2011 Conference
22 Jan 2011 Intercultural Solutions for a Sustainable World
01 Dec 2010 ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010
25 Nov 2010 Young SIETAR's 11th Annual Conference
13 Oct 2010 2010 NASAGA Conference
06 Oct 2010 Languages & The Media
30 Sep 2010 Women as Intercultural Leaders: Imagination, Innovation, Integrity
26 May 2010 eLearning Africa 2010
03 May 2010 LANGUAGES & BUSINESS 2010
14 Apr 2010 SIETAR-USA Annual Conference
20 Nov 2009 EXPOLINGUA Berlin 2009
03 Nov 2009 Global Dialogue Conference
28 Oct 2009 Coaching Across Culture
22 Oct 2009 SIETAR-New York Meeting
07 Oct 2009 Laughter, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning
05 Jun 2009 IALIC Symposium
27 May 2009 eLearning Africa 2009, the 4th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training
01 Apr 2009 SIETAR-USA 2009 Conference
12 Mar 2009 Milestones in Intercultural Relations: A Forum for Business, Education and Training Professionals
12 Feb 2009 Fifteenth International Education Fair
29 Oct 2008 LANGUAGES & THE MEDIA, 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media
22 Oct 2008 SIETAR 2008 Global Conference
15 Oct 2008 NASAGA 40th Annual Conference
13 Oct 2008 Moving Beyond Mobility
19 Aug 2008 Understanding Conflicts - Cross-Cultural Perspectives
11 Aug 2008 Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
09 Jul 2008 Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
07 Jul 2008 Leadership & Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa Conference
22 Jun 2008 SHRM 2008 Annual Conference
21 Jun 2008 Asian Texans: Our Struggles for Texanness
19 Jun 2008 Disney Keys to Excellence
18 Jun 2008 Global Leadership Forum
21 May 2008 ICCC5 Global Learning: Educating the World Citizen
21 May 2008 Annual Spring Intercultural Event
01 May 2008 Intercultural Cities Conference
25 Apr 2008 Center to Advance Education for Adults Conference
19 Apr 2008 Al Andalus! The Legend: then and now
15 Mar 2008 SIETAR Global Call for Papers Deadline
13 Mar 2008 Current Issues in Intercultural Relations

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