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FAHSS Interdisciplinary Project 

Distinguished Lecture Series on Multilingual and Intercultural Communication

As a result of collaborative efforts by 12 faculty members from 7 departments, MIC has been awarded a 2014-2015 FAHSS Interdisciplinary Project Grant to sponsor its Distinguished Lecture Series.  

2014 Grant authors:

Agnes He, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies (lead author)

Ellen Broselow, Department of Linguistics

Sarah Jourdain, Department of European Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Mark Aronoff, Department of Linguistics

Susan Brennan, Department of Psychology

Peggy Christoff, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies

Charles Haddad, School of Journalism

Jiwon Hwang, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies

Dorit Kaufman, Department of Linguistics and Professional Education Program

Eriko, Sato, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies

S. N. Sridhar, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies

E. K. Tan, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory

Expected outcomes:

For short-term, through the lecture series, we hope to provide students and faculty with insights into some of the most important, current, creative, cutting-edge work in multilingualism and intercultural communication, to encourage interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration,  and to inspire more students to pursue studies in languages, cultures, and communication.

We also expect the MIC Distinguished Lecture Series to have a sustained, long-term impact on the SBU campus. Ultimately, through the lecture series, we hope to contribute to a campus that is knowledgeable about and sensitive to the complex, creative, and dynamic nature of multilingual and intercultural repertoires that characterize today's global citizenry.

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