Images of the last IAIR conference in Philadelphia/USA, July 2023

Statement of Peace

The International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) strongly condemns the tragic loss of innocent civilian lives and the ongoing hostage situations resulting from the recent violence in Israel and Gaza. We are deeply shocked and saddened by these distressing events. We stand in solidarity with those who have endured unimaginable suffering and call for inspired leadership, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to preventing further civilian casualties and the loss of innocent lives.

As dedicated scholars and practitioners in the field of intercultural relations, our core mission revolves around fostering mutual understanding and affirming the shared humanity that transcends cultural differences. In these turbulent times, maintaining this ethos and engaging in constructive dialogue are of paramount importance.

To actively pursue this objective, IAIR is establishing a specialized task force that will delve deeper into the Israel-Palestine conflict. This task force will undertake a multifaceted and creative approach, including organizing roundtable discussions and producing special issue publications to advance our mission. We warmly invite our members who are interested and have expertise in this area to join and contribute to this initiative."

Saba Safdar
IAIR, President

A professional interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the understanding and improvement of intercultural relations through world-class social science research.
Established 1997

The International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR)

IAIR is made up of scholars from many disciplines: Education, Anthropology, Management, Communication, Psychology, Sociology, and Policy Science as well as others.  The Academy publishes the International Journal of Intercultural Relations,(founded in 1977) the leading journal in the field, convenes an international conference every two years (in odd numbered years), sponsors scholarly books and other activities.  Membership is by application (click on the Membership tab above for more information about joining the Academy).

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