Welcome to the IDRInstitute!

In addition to this website, the Intercultural Development Research Institute is a physical place with offices in Washington State, USA and Milan, Italy. More importantly, it is a group of people dedicated to coherent theory and experience. Most centrally, IDRInstitute is a “school of thought.” The main focus of our work is on intercultural/multicultural social relations, but the constructivist and developmental theories we support apply to a wide range of other contexts: critical thinking in education, strategic leadership in global corporations, and sustainable development in international cooperation. In these and other areas, changing conditions are demanding the new forms of conscious adaptation that we are exploring.


IDRInstitute is a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Washington, USA, and IDRInstitute Europa is a non-profit cultural association registered in Italy. The two entities operate together to propose constructivist research and projects, generate funding, and publish results in print and electronic media.

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IDRAcademy is the academic wing of IDRInstitute. It conducts public and in-house courses in “new paradigm” constructivist theory and practice for professionals in teaching, training, coaching, and administration. In addition to individual course certificates, IDRAcademy offers the Diploma in Constructivist Development for completing the total 100-hour curriculum.

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IDRConsulting is the business wing of IDRInstitute. It coordinates a network of professional interculturalists to consult with corporations on issues of global leadership and multicultural team management, with schools and universities on issues of international study and domestic multicultural relations, and with agencies on community relations and sustainable human development.

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Power and Paradigms

Power and Paradigms   Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D. www.idrinstitute.org July 21, 2019 I suppose most readers of this blog will ...
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Intercultural Consciousness

Intercultural Consciousness By Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D. January 30, 2019 In his book Origin of Consciousness…, Julian Jaynes suggests that ...
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We are all Losers

We are all Losers By Milton J. Bennett The losers in the current US presidential travesty are not just those ...
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TraINErS – Training Intercultural Nursing Educators and Students

IDRInstitute is partner of the Erasmus+ project "Training Intercultural Nursing Educators and Students - TraINErS", is coordinated by Artesis Plantijn ...
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A Blank Slate? Brain Science and Cultures

Director Milton Bennett shared a plenary panel with Professor and Researcher Ying-yi Hong on the topic of Culture, Cognition, and ...
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Feeling Italian

IDRInstitute is partner of the "Feeling Italian" - "Sentirsi Italiani" photographic contest. The project is realized by SIETAR ITALIA in ...
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