Interculturality: Bridging the Divide

The Center for "Race," Culture and Social Justice presents Interculturality: Bridging the Divide by Mustapha MasrourThe pursuit of an American education continues to draw foreign students. Many international students report a desire to establish deeper and more meaningful bonds and relationships with Americans. Though our intent, as educators, is to offer a fully-integrated experience to these visiting students, we continue to notice the formation of homogenous student-clusters both inside the classroom and beyond. Such physical and cultural isolation deserves our attention as it prevents mutually enriching growth experiences. The purpose of this inquiry is to explore the ways in which various university community members can effectively work together to create a comfortable and universally beneficial living and learning atmosphere in which both international and local communities can become fully contributing agents of change.  We will examine means of shaping a more interculturally rich and welcoming society, capable of celebrating the myriad products and practices of our cultural perspectives. By supporting and highlighting the voices of home and international students, as well as those of all stakeholders, we can work to implement an engaging and truly humanitarian pedagogy. Exploring the academic, professional, and personal life experiences of our diverse community members is a critical component in fostering an appreciation for our respective idiosyncrasies and will, ultimately, prepare us to fuse our worlds more harmoniously.

Speaker: Mustapha Masrour, Director of the Language Learning Center; Director of Foreign Language Education; Co-director of LOTE & TESOL Education; Special Methods Instructor of Foreign Languages; Supervisor of Participant Observers and Student Teachers; Instructor of Francophone Literatures;
Former High School Language Instructor. Director of Peace Corps Language Education Programs and Teacher Trainer. Chair of Humanities Department and Instructor of Educational Psychology.


Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus 

This event is free, but advance registration is required as seating is limited. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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