One of the ways that we enact the WFI’s mission — communication as central to the creation of positive social change — is through the annual sponsorship of symposia, lectures, workshops, conferences, and events. Although these events differ in specific theme, they all aim to create and strengthen a global network of Communication scholars and professionals, and to generate new conversations about communication, social change, and social justice.
Current WFI-Sponsored Events
COMING SOON! The 2015-16 WFI Symposium: Cross-Cultural Communication and Ethics: U.S. and Chinese Perspectives on Theory and Practice. On Saturday October 3rd, the WFI will proudly host an interdisciplinary, international conversation regarding the complexity of ethics in intercultural engagement between the U.S. and China. Symposium sessions with scholars and professionals from the US and China will begin at 9:30am in the Garey Hall Cafe on Villanova's campus, and will continue throughout the day. At 5pm, renowned intercultural communication scholar, Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey, will deliver her keynote: "Developing Intercultural Communication Competence: Ethical Issues to Ponder." All events will be on Villanova's campus, in Garey Hall, and are free and open to the public. The preliminary schedule can be downloaded by clicking the link to the right! More information? Please contact the WFI Director.
Past WFI Symposia