Welcome to Consider IAIR Membership
15 June 2020
Greetings! If you are like me, you are not only concerned, but equally intrigued, by the multiple challenges and opportunities those of us working in the intercultural field confront on a daily basis. From the discrepancies exposed in various communities by the Covid-19 pandemic, to the global outcry and support for the Black Lives Matter movement, to the ongoing challenges faced by immigrants and refugees worldwide, our work as interculturalists has never been more needed.
With this in mind, I would like to encourage you to consider joining (or rejoining if the case may be) the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR), the premier professional association for interculturalists. The Academy is an explicitly interdisciplinary forum which promotes and facilitates intercultural research in the areas of Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Education, Anthropology, Management, Political Science, and other areas of specialization in the social sciences and application. It is our mission to encourage the highest quality empirical research and practice aimed at understanding how cultures react and interact.
Membership in IAIR comes with many benefits. Besides connecting you in meaningful ways with many of the leaders on the field of intercultural research and education, membership includes free access to the International Journal for Intercultural Relations (IJIR), the field’s premier interdisciplinary journal; discounts on registration fees for IAIR international conferences (the upcoming 13th biennial conference will be held in Rapperswil, Switzerland, July 10 – 14, 2021); and access to the membership directory and our forthcoming podcast series.
Access to these sources of scholarship provides invaluable information, networking opportunities, and professional development. Please, consider applying for membership in our community! We hope you’ll soon be among us!
Membership categories include Student, Member and Fellow. Please visit our website (above) to learn more about IAIR, to consider which category is most applicable to you, and to access the membership.
The IAIR Executive Committee
Steve J. Kulich, PhD, President (2019-2021)
Adam Komisarof, PhD, President-Elect (for 2021-2023)
Kenneth Cushner, PhD, Executive Director/Treasurer
L. Ripley Smith, PhD, Executive Secretary
David Sam, PhD, Past-President (2017-2019)
Nan Sussman, PhD, Past-President (2015-2017)