Global Communication Conference in Providence
The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS 2014) conference will be held July 31 – August 3rd at the URI Providence campus . This year, the theme of this international conference is Enhancing Global Community, Resilience and Sustainability through Intercultural Communication .
On Thursday, July 31, the IAICS conference will open with an evening screening of “Connected,” a film by Tiffany Schlain. She uses an imaginative combination of animation and archival footage to share a personal portrait of her father Leonard Schlain, author of Art and Physics and The Alphabet vs the Goddess. The film explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time, including the environment, consumption, technology, human rights and the global economy.
The IAICS conference also features:
* Professor David Bellos of Princeton University, winner of the Man Booker Prize for translation and author of the book, Is that a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything;
* A keynote address from South African journalist Llewellyn King , a expert on global energy issues those television show, the White House Chronicle , airs nationwide on PBS.
Review the full program and register for the IAICS conference