The APUAF is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting guest speakers Milton Bennett and Lilli Engle on June 12th, 2015, at St John's University Paris. Milton Bennett is known for his research and publications on intercultural communication and his Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity. According to the Intercultural Developmental Research Institute's website:
"Dr. Milton J. Bennett is the author of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Paradigms, Principles, & Practices (Intercultural Press USA, 2013; Peking University Press China, 2012; Franco Angeli Press Italy, 2014), co-editor and contributor to the third edition of The Handbook of Intercultural Training (Sage, 2004), co-author (with Edward Stewart) of the revised edition of American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Intercultural Press, 1991), a reviewer for the professional journals International Journal of Intercultural Relations and Journal of Intercultural Education, and the author of many articles on intercultural competence and global leadership for American and European publications ... He is well-known for his Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity which is used internationally to guide intercultural training design and to assess intercultural competence. In 2006 he founded the Intercultural Development Research Institute (IDRI), whose mission is to sponsor new theory and research in intercultural development, to formalize a developmental approach to intercultural adaptation, and to inform public discourse with scientific study of intercultural relations. Dr. Bennett is a founder of The Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI), a non-profit educational foundation that has operated in Portland, Oregon USA since 1986."
Lilli Engle is the co-founder and director of the American University Center of Provence: "Raised in Europe and America, Lilli completed a Master's degree and all Ph.D. coursework at UCLA in Comparative Literature. She has taught literature and composition in both French and American university settings, is a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Forum on Education Abroad, Founder/Director of the American Center, one of France's largest and most regarded language schools, and faculty member at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication. Lilli also speaks and writes extensively in defense of the highest standards in student learning abroad." Lilli was also the plenary speaker for the Forum on Education Abroad Ninth Annual Conference in 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
More information soon!