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December 4, 2017

Cultural Conversation - Dr. Ansley Abraham, Executive Director of the Doctoral Scholars Program-Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

Dr. Abraham will be leading the Inaugural Cultural Conversation on December 4, 2017 at Eastern Washington University and the benefits, roles and expectations as an affiliate member with the Southern Regional Education Board-Doctoral Scholars Program. For additional information about SREB, please visit

January 25-26, 2018

Cultural Conversation- Dr. Mark Orbe, Professor of Communication and Diversity in the School of Communication and Gender and Women's Studies Program, Western Michigan University  

Dr. Orbe will facilitate a discussion with Faculty on Cultural Pedagogy and a workshop with University leadership, Deans, Directors and Chairs on the "The Role & Responsibility of Leadership in Advancing Diversity and Inclusivity".  Dr. Orbe is an internationally renowned scholar on issues of interpersonal-intercultural communication, co-cultural communication, intergroup relations, mass media representations of underrepresented group members, and negotiation/intersection of multiple cultural identities.

Over his career, he has published ten books and hundreds of journal articles and book chapters. He is also founder and president of Dumela Communications, a full-service consulting company that specializes in providing services for clients committed to enhancing their communication cultural competencies. Dr. Orbe's Curriculum vita

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