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Lecture: Intercultural Communication with James S. O'Rourke, IV

University of Notre Dame professor and rhetorician, James S. O'Rourke, explores intercultural communication in this engaging talk.

Date: March 12, 2020 - March 12, 2020
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Golisano Gateway Midlevel

Hosted by the Notre Dame Club of Rochester and the St. John Fisher College School of Business

Whether operating a global business or working within a highly diverse North American workplace, effective intercultural communication skills are essential. Learn more at this engaging lecture.

About the Lecture

Going beyond a look at customs and cultural stereotypes, we'll dig into the concepts and research that help explain why we function the way we do. This lecture will examine intercultural situations to see these theories at work. Along with developing a self-awareness of our individual communication behavior, we will explore ways you can become a more effective intercultural communicator. We can expand your awareness of those skills as we examine the challenging ethical issues sometimes raised in intercultural communication.

About James S. O'Rourke, IV

James S. O'Rourke, IV is a professor of management and organization at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

An American rhetorician and professor, he founded the Fanning Center for Business Communication in 1990 and in 2008 was named to an endowed chair as Arthur F. and Mary J. O'Neil Director, a position he occupied for ten years.

In a career spanning five decades, he has earned an international reputation in business and corporate communication. BusinessWeek magazine named him one of Notre Dame's “outstanding faculty.” In 2004, he received the Fifth Annual John A. Kaneb Teaching Award in the Mendoza College of Business and was recognized during the University's 159th Commencement exercises.

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