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Bram Groen

Gerbrand Groen

Senior Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU

  • Conducts lectures at the Institutes of the Intercultural Management Institute
  • 2009 Lecturer at the Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
  • Member of AU Abroad Faculty Advisory Committee
Professor Groen teaches Cross-cultural communication as well as Intercultural Competence at American University since 2006, prior to which he served as a management consultant in global business management, human resource management and cross-cultural effectiveness for nearly thirty years. He has traveled to over 75 countries and is fluent in Dutch, English, and German. Professor Groen is the co-author of Titans of Saturn, which applies the concept of dilemma reconciliation to provide a unique insight into the highly successful international science mission to Saturn. Professor Groen conducts client studies and special weekend courses for graduate students at the Intercultural Management Institute. He is also involved in special virtual cross-cultural communication projects involving AU students and students of colleges in the Middle East.


JD, University of Leiden; MBA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Favorite Spot on Campus
Florida Condo Balcony at Cape Canaveral
Favorite Place in Washington DC
The Kennedy Centre
Book Currently Reading
"Moral Tribes", by Joshua Greene, 2013 Fukuyama, Francis, The Origins of Political Order: from pre-human times to the French revolution.
Languages Spoken
Dutch, French, German, and English
SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 200D
FALL 2015 Tuesday: 9.30 to 11.00 hrs Tuesday: 14.45 to 16.00 hrs Wednesday: 14.30 to 16.00 hrs Thursday: 12.00 to 15.00 hrs
Contact Info
(202) 885-2659 (Office)

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  • Fall 2018

    • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Is Global Citizenship a Dream?
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  • Spring 2019

    • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Glb Liberalism/Local Tribalism
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