Center for Intercultural Studies
The Center for Intercultural Studies at Saint Louis University is dedicated to sponsoring and publicizing systematic research on the interactions between different cultures.
Understanding the nature of these relationships is rapidly becoming one of the central issues of our times. Research in this multifaceted field has immense implications for policy, law, engagement with global diversity, and internationalizing education, as well as for academic scholarship in a wide spectrum of disciplines. Exploring intercultural relationships such as difference, dialogue, coexistence, hybridity, pluralism, and cultural transfers, enables us to discover the common humanity of peoples and groups in their very differences, instead of seeking it in imagined or imposed homogeneity. Looking at ourselves in the mirror of the Stranger not only allows us to become aware of how our own culture shapes the meaning of reality for us, but also awakens our capacity to deal with otherness.
The Center brings together scholars with expertise in interculturality, and serves as a hub for exchanging local, national, and global resources in this field. To further its goals, it sponsors publications, research teams, international conferences, post-doctoral fellowships, visiting scholars, distinguished speakers, lecture series, colloquia and workshops. It also collaborates with academic and cultural institutions of the St. Louis region.
I invite scholars and students to join us in contributing to this exciting endeavor.
Michal Jan Rozbicki
|March 26 - March 27: Charity in Jewish, Islamic, and Christian Traditions||February 6: Culture Clashes on Russian Peripheries
||Cross-Cultural History & the Domestication of Otherness|
Education Week at the Center for Global Citizenship
The kickoff celebration for International Education Week at Saint Louis University was held at the Center for Global Citizenship on November 17, 2014.
Guests from right to left: Dr. Ellen Harshman, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mary Jean Eisenhower, Keynote Speaker and former President of People to People International, Dr. Diana Carlin, Associate Vice President for Graduate Education & International Initiatives, and Dr. Michal Jan Rozbicki, Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies.
Welcoming Mary Petri Bokern