Teaching Intercultural Communication through Simulation
Presenter: Dr. Ali Erol, Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service
Description: In this session, attendees will review the basic concepts of intercultural communication and examine simulations that instructors can use to communicate these concepts to their students. These concepts will include: High/low context communication, individualistic/collectivist cultures, different social and cultural values, semantic noise, intercultural nonverbal communication, among others.
Delivery: Skills Workshop
DR. ALI EROL
Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service
Ali E. Erol's research is at the intersection of Turkey, critical language studies, and nationalism. His current research project focuses on developing the notion of war grammar and its hegemony over different fields of social discourse in Turkey. He is also a part of a project researching refugee crisis in Syria and its impact on Turkey. His scholarly articles appeared in International Journal of Communication, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of International Political Anthropology, and Unrest Magazine. He also frequently writes in Turkish mass media and popular magazines.
Ali holds a Ph.D in Communication and Culture from Howard University, a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from Penn State University.