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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 of us who voted against a bigoted ignoramus, nor are they just the misguided people ...
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Darwin on Trump: Size Does Matter

Darwin on Trump: Size Does Matter By Milton J. Bennett Size matters, but it doesn’t make you superior. I’m talking about finch beaks, of course. In the last political campaign we heard a lot about ...
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President Trump and the Insufficiency of Love

President Trump and the Insufficiency of Love By Milton J. Bennett Since the electoral decision of 11/9 (the world will never be the same), John Lennon’s “Love is All you Need” has been looping in ...
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President Trump and the Irony of American Exceptionalism

President Trump and the Irony of American Exceptionalism By Milton J Bennett As a US American who spends a lot of time in Europe, I have apparently picked up a tendency to appreciate irony. So ...
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A Clash of Paradigms

A Clash of Paradigms By Milton J. Bennett The extremist Islamic State is positioning itself against the rest of the world. Since much of that world is Islamic, Huntington's "clash of civilizations" is more clearly ...
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Tolerance Is Not Good Enough

Tolerance Is Not Good Enough by Milton J. Bennett Recent events in France show the limitations of tolerance, and we interculturalists could be suggesting some more respectful and ethical responses to this tragedy. Paradoxically, tolerance ...
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Culture is not like Personality

Culture is not like Personality by Milton J. Bennett To paraphrase H.L.Menken, For every question there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. The question "what is culture?" is particularly conducive to producing ...
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The Mismeasure of Intercultural Competence

The Mismeasure of Intercultural Competence By Milton J. Bennett In his excellent book, The Mismeasure of Man, biologist and science historian Stephen Jay Gould points out the fallacy of assuming that "intelligence" is a measurable ...
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Culture is not like an iceberg

Culture is not like an iceberg By Milton J. Bennett With all due respect to theoreticians who continue to use the iceberg metaphor to describe culture, I think it's time to retire the image altogether ...
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  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Master of Arts in Intercultural Leadership (MAIS) of Salzburg College, Austria, February, 2018.     Milton Bennett designed and conducted a course for the Master of Arts in…
  • Managing Multicultural Teams

    Managing Multicultural Teams Intercultural Management Program of Kärnten Fachhochschule, Villach, Austria, January, 2018.     Milton Bennett designed and conducted the course “Managing Multicultural Teams” for the Intercultural Management Program of Kärnten…
  • International Conference on Integration

    International Conference on Integration International Conference on Integration - Integration Foundation, Tallin, Estonia, November, 2017.     IDRInstitute was represented by Milton Bennett at the International Conference on Integration with a keynote…
  • Third International Communication Styles Conference

    Third International Communication Styles Conference Third International Communication Styles Conference, Krosno, Poland, October, 2017.     Milton Bennett presented a keynote address at the Third International Communication Styles Conference, Krosno, Poland: “A…
  • Intercultural Training Design

    “Intercultural Training Design” Donau-Universität Krems, Austria, October, 2017.     Milton Bennett designed and conducted the course “Intercultural Training Design” for the M.A. in Intercultural Competencies, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria.
  • International Academy of Intercultural Relations Bi-Annual Conference

    International Academy of Intercultural Relations Bi-Annual Conference International Academy of Intercultural Relations Bi-Annual Conference, New York, June 2017.     International Academy of Intercultural Relations Bi-Annual Conference.  Fellows Day presentation by Milton…
  • International Association of Intercultural Education Annual Conference

    International Association of Intercultural Education Annual Conference International Association of Intercultural Education Annual Conference, Angers, France June 2017     International Association of Intercultural Education Annual Conference, Education Theory and Practice in…
  • SIETAR Europa Bi-Annual Conference

    SIETAR Europa Bi-Annual Conference Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research Europa Bi-Annual Conference, Dublin May, 2017     Milton Bennett presented “Constructing a New Intercultural Consciousness,” panel on Transformative Intercultural Consciousness
  • European Union, “Methodological and Knowledge Sharing Support Program”

    European Union, "Methodological and Knowledge Sharing Support Program" European Union, Methodological and Knowledge Sharing Support Program, Brussels. May, 2017     Milton Bennett Culminating 2-day course of a seminar series – Intercultural…
  • Japan Society for Multicultural Relations

    Japan Society for Multicultural Relations INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR Japan Society for Multicultural Relations, Tokyo March, 2017     Milton Bennett presented “Developing Contextual Consciousness: Approaching Intercultural Communication with a Constructivist Paradigm”