20th  International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) Conference

Enhancing Global Community, Resilience and Sustainability Through Intercultural Communication


July 31 – August 3, 2014

Providence RI

Online IAICS Registration is Now Open!


Screening of Connected, a film by Tiffany Shclain

On Thursday, July 31, the IAICS conference opens with a free evening screening of Connected, a film by Tiffany Schlain. The event will be held from 6:00 to 7:00pm in the Paff Auditorium, URI Providence campus and is open to the public. 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. Schlain uses a 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. http://connectedthefilm.com

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Please join us for the IAICS banquet and reception at the Providence Public Library on Friday August 1st at 7:30pm.

Address: 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI

Banquet Speaker: Dr.Winifred Brownell, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

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AUGUST 1 Keynote Speaker:  DAVID BELLOS

Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication, Princeton University

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David Bellos is an internationally recognized and award-winning expert on translation.  He won the first Man Booker International Prize for translation in 2005 for his translations of works by Albanian author Ismail Kadare,  despite not speaking Albanian; the translations were done from previous French translations. Bellos has written a number of award-winning literary biographies and an introduction to translation studies,  Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and The Meaning of Everything (2011).


Nationally-recognized journalist and energy expert

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Llewellyn King was born and educated in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. At age 16, he began his career as a journalist and worked as a correspondent in Africa for Time magazine, among other international news organizations. In the late 1950s, he moved to London, where he wrote for a number of Fleet Street newspapers, the British Broadcasting Corporation and Independent Television Network. In 1963, he moved to New York City and worked for The New York Herald Tribune. Two years later, he started the first women’s liberation magazine, Women Now. Moving to the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area in the late 1960s, he worked for The Baltimore News American, The Washington Daily News and The Washington Post. In 1973, after working as Washington editor of McGraw-Hill’sNucleonics Week, he started The Weekly Energy Report, which became The Energy Daily. In addition to The Energy Daily, King Publishing Group and King Communications Group newsletters now include: Defense Week, Space & Missile Defense Report, Navy News & Undersea Technology, New Technology Week and White House Weekly. In recent years, they have won top awards from the National Press Club and the Newsletter Publishers Association. King’s “Capital Diary” column inWhite House Weekly is often cited in major media, including The Washington Times, NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “The McLaughlin Group.” King is the host of “White House Chronicle,” which airs on public and cable television in Washington, D.C.