23rd Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference
Communicating knowledge and values in an intercultural setting
Organiser: NLA University College
In a time of intensified globalization, accelerated urbanization and increased migration, society is increasingly characterised by multiculturalism. While cultural diversity has historically constituted a source of opportunity and change for different groups, it has also been a source of anxiety, fear, misunderstanding and conflict. Cultural diversity is thus simultaneously a fundamental fact of human existence and a potential challenge to peaceful human coexistence. In the last decades, interest in questions pertaining to the field of intercultural communication and interaction has increased worldwide. Knowledge and values are contested in many ways, both among the people we study and among ourselves as researchers. The 23rd Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference (NIC), Communicating knowledge and values in multicultural settings, aims to discuss these issues, challenges and perspectives as they relate to intercultural theories, approaches and methodologies.