HISTORY OF THE IAICS

The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) originated from a series of Asian-American conferences run by the late Dr. John Koo at the University of Alaska and Arizona State University. In 1985, the first international conference on “Cross-Cultural Communication: East and West” was held in Seoul, Korea. The group met every two years, alternating between North America and Asia. Asian conferences were held in Harbin (China), Tainan (Taiwan), and Hong Kong (China). In North America the conferences were held in San Antonio (Texas), Tempe (Arizona), and Louisville (Kentucky). Since 2003, the conference has been held on an annual basis.

CONFERENCES SPONSORED BY IAICS

  • City University of Macau, China, 2023
  • University of Toledo, Ohio, USA, 2022
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education and The University of Alabama, Manipal, India, 2021
  • Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 2019
  • DePaul University, Chicago, USA, 2018
  • Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao, 2017
  • Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China, 2016
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2015
  • University of Rhode Island pdf, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2014
  • Far Eastern Federal University pdf, Vladivostok, Russia, 2013
  • Yuan Zi University pdf, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2012
  • Ciudad Universitaria Intercultural, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2011
  • South China University of Technology pdf, Guangzhou, China, 2010
  • Kumamoto Gakuen University, Kumamoto, Japan, 2009
  • University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2008
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. 2007
  • Trinity University, San Antonio pdf, Texas 2006
  • Chinese Culture University pdf, Taipei, Taiwan. 2005
  • Universidad de Guadalajara pdf, Jalisco, Mexico. 2004
  • California State University at Fullerton pdf, USA. 2003
  • Hong Kong Baptist University pdf, Hong Kong. 2001
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 1999
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA. 1997
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. 1995
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA. 1993
  • Chung King University, Tainan, Taiwan. 1991
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA. 1989
  • Sejong Hotel, Seoul, Korea. 1985

CONFERENCE GOALS

  • To bring together international educators and scholars to share ideas and experiences from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on communication across cultures.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of scholarly research on issues relating to communication across language and culture.
  • To disseminate through monographs, journals and websites recent research and thinking on emerging issues relating to language and culture.
  • To bring different academic disciplines together to share theoretical insights and findings about communication across cultures.

In 1991, the conference created an organization known as the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) that is housed with Kent State University at Stark. It also established its own journal of Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS) with Bates L. Hoffer (Trinity University) as its General Editor. In addition to creating an organization, the conference shifted its focus towards interdisciplinary models of communication across languages and cultures.


CONSTITUTION


LEADERSHIP

IAICS Board of Directors

  • Sarah Corona Berkin, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Margaret U. D’Silva, University of Alabama, USA
  • Song Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Cindy Sing Bik Ngai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Macao, China
  • Masahide Kasahara, Sugiyama Jogakuen Women’s University, Japan
  • Joanna Radwanska-Williams, Macao Polytechnic University, Macao, China
  • Gaby Semaan, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • Kenneth C. C. Yang, University of Texas at El Paso, USA

IAICS Officers

  • President: Joanna Radwanska-Williams, Macao Polytechnic University, Macao, China (2021-2023)
  • President Elect: Lixian Jin, City University of Macau, China
  • Executive Director: Ana Thomé Williams, Northwestern University, USA
  • Secretary: Kenneth C. C. Yang, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Treasurer: Kenneth C. C. Yang, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • ICS General Editor: Joanna Radwanska-Williams, Macao Polytechnic University, Macao, China
  • ICS Co-Editor: Roland Sussex, University of Queensland, Australia
  • ICS Associate Editor: Linda Tat Iong Lam, Macao Polytechnic University, Macao, China
  • Newsletter Editor: Priscilla Young, Keiser University, Tampa, USA

IAICS Past Presidents

  • Margaret U. D'Silva, University of Alabama, USA (2019-2021)
  • Robert W. Vaagan, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway (2017-2019)
  • Guo-Ming Chen, University of Rhode Island, USA (2015-2017)
  • Robert N. St. Clair, University of Louisville, USA (2013-2015)
  • Song Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (2011-2013)
  • L. Brooks Hill, Trinity University, USA (2009-2011)
  • Nobuyuki Honna, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan (2007-2009)
  • Bates L. Hoffer, Trinity University, USA (2005-2007)
  • Jia Yuxin, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (2003-2005)
  • D. Ray Heisey, Kent State University, USA (2001-2003)
  • Masanori Higa, Ryukoku University, Japan (1999-2001)
  • L. Brooks Hill, Trinity University, USA (1995-1999)

IAICS International Advisory Board

  • An Ran, South China University of Technology, China
  • Li Dechao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R. 
  • Zi-yu Lin, Macao Polytechnic University, Macao S.A.R., China 
  • Liu Changyuan, Harbin Institute of Technology, China  
  • Keith Lloyd, Kent State University at Stark, USA  
  • Mao Sihui, Shantou University, China 
  • Norbert Mundorf, University of Rhode Island, USA  
  • Padma Rani, Manipal Institute of Communication, India  
  • Sun Youzhong, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China  
  • Roland Sussex, University of Queensland, Australia  
  • Svetlana Ter-Minasova, Moscow State University, Russia  
  • Keyan Tomaselli, University of Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Lin-Wen Wang, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan  
  • Doreen D. Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 
  • Kasumi Yamazaki, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA 
  • Judy Yoneoka, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan  
  • Priscilla Young, Keiser University, Tampa Campus, USA  
  • Viktoria Zavyalova, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia  
  • Xiaoshu Zhu, Business Confucius Institute, FAAP, Brazil