Intercultural Communication in Global Society
datetime:2012-09-28 10:44:50

Contact: Priscilla L. Young:
Lecture Series by U.S. Teacher Free and Open to the Public:
Intercultural Communication in Global Society:An Exploration for East/West Understanding
Shenzhen – The public is invited to participate in a freemonthly 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 intercultural communication from the University of Rhode Island, USA.
Details for the October lecture/discussion are as follows:
Title:                            The Far East and the Wild West: Chinese and US American Culture
How we differ, why we differ and what we offer to each other and the world
                                                This lecture will take a special look at art and music as the discussion includes                                                                    an exploration of cultural history and its impact on 21st century global society
Date:                           Thursday, October 11
Time:                           12:30 – 14:30; refreshments will be provided and attendees are invited to bring
                                                their lunch
Place:                   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.