ASU professor to give keynote address at communication conference


Professor Robert Shuter

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Robert Shuter, a research professor at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and professor emeritus at Marquette University, will give a keynote address at the 24th international conference of the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) July 5-8, at DePaul University in Chicago.

The 2018 conference theme is "Communication and Dialogue: Integrating Global Communities."

The IAICS conference brings scholars together from around the world to share ideas, experiences and scholarly research from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on communication across cultures.

The theme of Shuter's keynote address is "Intercultural New Media Studies: The New Frontier in Intercultural Communication." His presentation examines the impact of new media on intercultural communication. It explores the influence of new media on crucial dynamics of intercultural communication, including their potential for increasing intercultural dialogue and reducing conflict across cultures.

Shuter is a pioneer and thought leader in intercultural communication studies, with more than 90 publications on intercultural communication. He has devoted his most recent research to exploring the impact of new media on intercultural communication, and is the executive director and founder of the Center for Intercultural New Media Research, a scholarly network of over 375 research associates in 55 countries. 

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