First Vladivostok, now Hong Kong: UofL Diversifies Intercultural Communication

In July 2015, three colleagues from the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences stood for their picture with some of the leaders of the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies in Hong Kong.
First Vladivostok, now Hong Kong: UofL Diversifies Intercultural Communication

Drs. Carew, D'Silva, and Rajack-Talley with IAICS conference colleagues

Continuing to put UofL on a world map, they were Dr. Margaret D'Silva of the Department of Communication (from India) and Drs.Theresa Rajack-Talley (from Trinidad &Tobago) and Joy Carew (from the US) of the Department of Pan-African Studies.

Their Hong Kong presentations were as culturally diverse as they are: D'Silva: "Cross-cultural Comparison of Social Movements: Occupy Wall Street and Aam Aadmi Party", Rajack-Talley: "Communicating Higher Education through Social Media and Distance Education," and Carew: "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Peoples Republic of China: Building Solidarity for a New World."

As well-received as these colleagues and their presentations were in Hong Kong, these three were, in fact, reprising UofL's diverse global presence from two years before. In 2013, they presented at the IAICS conference held in Vladivostok, Russia. There Carew presented her paper, "Translating Whose Vision? Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson and the Soviet Experiment," Rajack-Talley presented on her field work in West Louisville and Hopkinsville, "Drop-by, Stop-by, Barber Shop, BBQ, and Black Churches," and D'Silva's Plenary talk was "The Challenges and Surprises of Field Research."

All of their presentations were subsequently published or accepted for future publication in various academic journals.