Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 13, 2011

SIETAR Conference on Intercultural Communication Begins Today in Denver

The Eleventh Annual Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) Conference begins today in Denver. This year’s conference is dedicated to the topic of “Risk and Resilience in an Intercultural World.”   In crisis, or other adverse circumstances, reaching across cultural borders can appear to be unduly risky, and it is resilience—the ability to …

April 7, 2011

“Adjustment Bureau” Adjusts Individual Lives to Fit Institutional Narratives

The Adjustment Bureau is a film about narratives, and about who has the power to tell them.  Based loosely on the  1954  Philip K. Dick short story, “Adjustment Team,” it tells of the story of the effort by one man (played by Matt Damon) to wrest control over his own life from larger forces. Meanwhile, …