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Gerbrand Groen Sr Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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(202) 885-2659 (Office)
SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 312
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
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
JD, University of Leiden; MBA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Languages Spoken
Dutch, French, German, and English
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.
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.
For the Media
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Spring 2020

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Is Global Citizenship a Dream

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

  • SISU-205 Intercultural Communication