NIC 2017 Preliminary programme - Friday 24 Nov

  Please note that the preliminary programme is subject to changes!

Friday 24.11.


Session III, track I

Work group: Addressing the role of activism in the intercultural field in the current world crisis (Dixon & Simons)

Session III, track II

Communication and emotion in the intercultural mediation (Barbieru)

A qualitative study of intercultural empathy among Palestinian and Israeli individuals (Jackson)

Findings related to intercultural sensitivity, ethnocentrism and change centered leadership (Suzmen & Yildirim)

100 years’ perspective in interpretation of otherness: Cultural, historical, religious factors that influence contradiction in communication among individuals (Matkeviciene)

Session III, track III

Leadership and integration of immigrant workers in elderly in Sweden: Initiating a discussion from a communication perspective (de Alcantara)

This immigrant life (Browne)

Migration, integration and ICC in European and neighboring countries: A comparison and some challenges (Ahlsén & Allwood)

Defining Austrian values: An analysis of official teaching materials for refugees in Austria (Erten-Buch & Schnitzer-Skjønsberg)


Keynote: Nationalism, diversity and media. How nation-building created a myth of a homogeneous Finland (Miika Tervonen)




Session IV, track I

Emerging joint expertise? Multi-agency collaboration in immigrant integration from the perspective of the police (Vanhanen)

British colonialism and migrants of South Asia: An analysis of cultural confrontation, competition and cooperation for survival (Agrawal)

Challenging conviviality: Intercultural encounters in the context of reception centre (Isotalus)

Case study: Negotiating the borders between life as a refugee, student and ambassador for an open class for refugees university program (Knappitsch)

Session IV, track II

Work group: New Horizons: At home together in Finland (and elsewhere)

(Crawford, Ruppert & Browne)

Session IV, track III

Cultural diversity and schools of music and art: How can Norwegian municipal school of music and arts foster inclusion and social justice in the local community - what competences does the teacher need? (Rønningen)

Intercultural communication in multicultural education space (Voevoda & Makhmutova)

Intercultural counseling: A dialogical approach (Gholamian)

Innovative technologies in polycultural education as a practice of development balance between cultural identity and diversity (Khakimov & Gilvanov)




Session V, track I

Managing diversity in the hospitality industry: Current research perspectives and future research challenges (Linge & Furunes)

Lost on cultural complexity? Trust as enabling and hampering intergroup negotiations regarding hybridity in the context of leader-employee relations (Knorr)

Multicultural workplaces: Facilitating organizational intercultural learning (Østby)

Intercultural crisis communication in the aviation industry: A one size-fits all approach that in reality fits no one (Kleineidam)

Session V, track II

A sociolinguistic perspective to Arabic and Arabs in virtual communities with special reference to the Shi’a as a religious minority in the Arab world (Juma)

Humor in cross-cultural interactions: A double-edged sword of in- and exclusion (Pluta)

Alphabet debate in Kazakhstan and analysis of arguments (Kimanova)

How may the actor’s literacy affect development assistance aimed at indigenous peoples? (Drange)




NIC Business Meeting (Allwood)