Global Collaboration & Advocacy

Global Collaboration & Advocacy


Global Collaboration & Advocacy

We use the power of communication to support communication as civic action, working with local and global communities to address issues of equity and social justice. We help break down the barriers that divide people, using leadership, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking to help improve the quality of life for people across the region and around the globe.

International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies

Professor Guo-Ming Chen of the Department of Communication Studies is the Executive Director of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS). The University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communication and Media is delighted to host the annual IAICS 2014 conference, to be held July 31 – August 3, 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change 

This summer, the Harrington School of Communication and Media is sending faculty and students to the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.  Hosted at the Austrian mansion where the “Sound of Music” was filmed, the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change brings together top undergraduate and graduate students from around the world for three weeks every summer. Faculty and deans from more than a dozen different universities across the globe participate in the Academy, giving lectures and acting as mentors to small teams of students. The Salzburg Academy is conceived to answer two of the most pressing questions of our time: “How do news media affect our understanding of ourselves, our cultures, our politics?” and “How can we use media to better cover global problems and to better report on possible solutions?”

Gallery of Global Photography

Many Harrington School students contributed to the Gallery of Global Photography, a website designed to showcase URI student creative photography from their travels around the world. Congratulations to Professor Joanne Mundorf of the Department of Communication Studies and to all who contributed to this creative work!