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New publication from SIETAR Europa

dancing to a different tune

Dancing to a Different Tune
Essays, interviews and commentaries on the intercultural experience

In this collection of interviews, essays and critiques, Patrick L. Schmidt examines how globalization is changing the way we look at both others and ourselves. Editor-in-chief of the Sietar Europa Journal for six years, he’s spent time with the pioneers (Geert Hofstede, Nancy Adler, Milton Bennett), as well as a host of others, discussing the early life experiences that led them to the intercultural field…and the road since.
Accompanying this rhythmic sweep of minds are articles which explore everything from cross-cultural frameworks in “third-culture kids” to the ethnocentric writings of Mark Twain to the interlocking of language and thought to a look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ultimate expatriate.
Insightful, witty, audacious, DANCING TO A DIFFERENT TUNE is the sparkling, often provocative story of how people are dealing with the challenges of a multicultural planet.

Order now from SIETAR Europa. Euro 19.90 (postage included).



This page lists reviews by SIETAR Europa members. If you would like to have your book reviewed here, or if you are a SIETAR Europa member and would like to review one of the books submitted to us, click here.

Adler, Nancy J. International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior Reviewer: Patrick Schmidt

Aguilar, Leslie C.Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts Reviewer: George Simons

Alromaithy, Abdulhamied How to Make them Say…You’ve Got the Job Reviewer: George Simons

Bar-Joseph, Levin The Bridge: Dialogues Across Cultures Reviewer: George Simons

Bais, Karolien, & Huijser, Mijnd The Profit of Peace Reviewer: George Simons

Blohm, Judith and Lapinsky, Terri Kids Like Me Reviewer: George Simons

Calloway-Thomas, Carolyn Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective Reviewer: Patrick Schmidt

Clarke, Stephen A Year in the Merde Reviewer: George Simons

Clarke, Stephen Merde, Actually Reviewer: George Simons

Crouch, Ned Mexicans and Americans Reviewer: George Simons

Dicks, Dianne (ed.) Cupid's Wild Arrows Reviewer: Dianne Dicks - editor's comments

Hofstede, Geert and Hofstede, Gert J. Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind Reviewer: Patrick Schmidt

Huijser, Mijnd The Cultural Advantage Reviewer: George Simons

Janssen-Matthes, Mieke Unlocking the Secret of Otherland Reviewer: George Simons

Kohls, Robert and Knight, John Developing Intercultural Awareness Reviewer: Patrick Schmidt

Kurze, Peter Around the World in 80 Travel Tales Reviewer: George Simons

Magee, John Otto Verstehen sich Deutsche und Amerikaner? Reviewer: Patrick Schmidt

Malewski, Margaret GenXpat Reviewer: George Simons

Melton, William R.The New American Expat Reviewer: George Simons

Peters, Arno The 2006 Peters Map Reviewer: George Simons

Pollock, David and Van Reken, Ruth Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds Reviewer: Patrick Schmidt

Rapaille, Clotaire The Culture Code Reviewer: Maria Jicheva

Savicki, Victor (ed.) Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation Reviewer: Patrick Schmidt

Sedgwick, Mark Islam and Muslims Reviewer: George Simons

Shaules, Joseph Deep Culture: The Hidden Challenges of Global Living Reviewer: Katrin Volt

Somerville, Diana Inside Out / Down Under Reviewer: George Simons

Spencer-Oatey, Helen and Franklin, Peter Intercultural Interaction Reviewer: Patrick Schmidt

Suder, Gabriele Corporate Strategies under International Terrorism and Adversity Reviewer: George Simons

Wood, Denis et al Seeing through Maps Reviewer: George Simons


SIETAR Europa Journal

Sofia Papers (PDF format, 647 kb) -- a special issue representing a selection of contributions to the SIETAR  Europa Sofia Congress 2007.  It features nine articles related to research issues in the intercultural field, edited by Juliana Roth. One author is a practicing trainer, all others are academic teachers.



This page lists reviews and transcripts of webinars and workshops on films and other media done by SIETAR Europa members. If you would like to post your review or transcript, please click here.

Transcript of Webinar presentation: Using documentary film interactively in intercultural communication training
by John Twitchin, Director, Centre for Intercultural Development (CI-CD)
The film festival scheduled a webinar by John Twitchin: an interactive presentation of extracts from broadcast training documentaries on intercultural communication which show intercultural exchanges and misunderstandings at work both in the West and in Asia. They are widely used by university teachers of languages and linguistics, by cultural trainers of managers preparing for working internationally, and by HR trainers of 'front-line' public services to meet needs of ethnically and culturally diverse minorities. For those who are veterans in the training and consultancy business it is nicety know that John was director of the famous BBC film CrossTalks.
Due to technical problems we could not hold the webinar in Tallinn, but John decided to share the transcript of his webinar with us.
For the fim extracts see:
It is unlawful breach of copyright to copy or distribute these film extracts without permission.
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Video and teaching notes of: "The New Math of Multicultural Workgroups"
by Steve Crawford and Ronan Browne
The video "The New Math of Multicultural Workgroups"  was screened at the Sietar Conference in Tallinn and now Steve crawford and Ronan Browne would like to offer you full access online to the video and related teaching notes for use in your practice at no cost for one month. The pass key will expire on December 1st. The congress attendees are asked to please not share the pass key outside of the SIETAR congress community. If you wish to use the video after December 1st the authors will extend you the SIETAR Congress price of 75 euros (25% discount) plus shipping and provide you with your own DVD copy.

First, you must go to the following website:

Enter the pass key as it is (valid until December 1st):      SIETAR2013

You must have fairly good Internet access to stream the video.


Fons Trompenaars live at TEDxAmsterdam: Riding the waves of culture
November 6th 2013
Fons Trompenaars and his team have captured, analyzed and coded dilemmas that owe their origin to competing values, including those stemming from both national and organizational cultural differences. He explains how to build the skills, sensitivity, and cultural awareness necessary for managing effectively across cultural borders—and seize the opportunities diversity brings to an organization.
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