Lecture: Are We Really Communicating?
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Lecture Series by U.S. Teacher Free and Open to the Public:
Intercultural Communication in Global Society -- An Exploration for East/West
Understanding

November Lecture:
Are We Really Communicating? Building Confidence and Ability in
Intercultural
Communication
Shenzhen – The public is invited to participate in a free monthly multi-media lecture/discussion
series at the Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University. Intended to spark critical thinking,
open up dialogue and increase intercultural appreciation, the series is titled, “Intercultural
Communication in Global Society: An Exploration for East/West Understanding” and is designed
to elicit audience participation. Sessions are held the second Thursday of the month at midday
and attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Visiting teacher Priscilla Lynne Young is the
series creator and presenter. She holds a master’s degree in communication studies with focus in
intercultural communication from the University of Rhode Island, USA.

Details for the November lecture/discussion are as follows:

Are We Really Communicating? Building Confidence and Ability in
Intercultural Communication

Explore the elements of intercultural communication competence and meet guests who have lived
abroad and will share their intercultural communication experiences.

Thursday, November 8

12:30 – 14:30; refreshments will be provided and attendees are invited to bring
their lunch

Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University, School of Environment and Energy,
Building E, first floor conference room

Speaker biography:
Priscilla Lynne Young serves as English Instructor in the School of Environment and Energy lab
overseen by Dr. QIU Guoyu at the Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University. Her role is to
help students improve their spoken and written English, as well as introduce them to U.S. American
culture. She earned her master’s degree in communication studies with a focus on intercultural
communication at the University of Rhode Island, USA and is secretary/treasurer and newsletter
editor for the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies. Priscilla is also a
Level II Certified Kingian Nonviolence Trainer. As an undergraduate, Priscilla majored in English
with a concentration in creative writing. Her professional experience includes consulting/training,
teaching, news and feature writing/editing, speech writing, radio broadcasting, public relations,
executive management, events planner, cook, caterer and cocktail waitress. In love with travel,
culture and language, Priscilla has studied Spanish and French and currently is learning Chinese.
She has visited several Canadian provinces, Mexico’s Chiapas state, Hanoi (Viet Nam), and Taiwan.
Priscilla has also traveled across Europe and much of the United Kingdom, and worked as an au pair
in Paris, France, as well as a cook and meal planner in London, England. She brings a background in
creative arts and music, as well, to her work at PKU.

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