A symposium on “Cross-Cultural Communication and Ethics: U.S. and Chinese Perspectives in Theory and Practice,” will be held on Oct 3, 2015 from 9 am to 6:30 pm in the Garey Hall Café. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey, Professor, Human Communication Studies, California State University, will present, “Developing Intercultural Communication Competence: Ethical Issues to Ponder” at 5:00 pm in the Garey Hall Café . The symposium will examine cross-cultural communication and ethical issues in global context from the vantage of ten different panelists. This event is sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Education and Communication Center of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Villanova University's Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies, the Villanova University Department of Communication, the Waterhouse Family Institute, and the Villanova School of Business. The event is open to the public.