Dialogues on Diversity: Learning to Work Cross-Culturally
New course, Spring 2009 Semester
Faculty Organizers: William Sonnenstuhl, ILR
Beatrice Collin, ESCP-EAP
Spring 2009 Semester
Room: Ives 109
Time: 8AM to 10AM Tuesdays
Course Description: This course will consist of a series of dialogues between ILR and ESCP-EAP faculty about diversity-related issues and learning to work with one another in diverse groups. Each session will be organized as a dialogue between two faculty members. The dialogue will highlight the similarities and differences between American and European ideas and provide students with opportunities to examine how those may be applied to work organizations. Some topics to be discussed are: What does diversity mean in the US and Europe? How do people work in diverse international teams? What are the roles of human resource managers in implementing diversity in the US and Europe? How does immigration impact diversity in the US and Europe? How do we negotiate across cultures? What does leadership mean in an international workplace? Students will work as part of a US-European team on projects. The course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.