Diversity, equality, and inclusivity (DEI) concepts are gaining a critical role in teaching. DEI is particularly topical for International Business (IB) studies that are explicitly interested in managing and benefiting from various market, firm, and individual differences. But how to ensure that diversity goes hand in hand with equality and inclusion in IB teaching methods and content?
The webinar will take a critical view on DEI in IB education discussing inclusive teaching practices, diverse materials to be adopted in the classroom, and teaching DEI as a topic in IB programs. The webinar takes a broad view on DEI (considers diverse abilities, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation, etc.) and therefore will go beyond traditional diversity dimensions such as gender or race.
The webinar will shed light on some simple ways of putting DEI principles into practice when teaching IB and DEI topics in IB programs. Moreover, webinar will explain how DEI issues link with the social sustainability and the pressing need to adopt Sustainable Development Goals in the IB curriculum.
- Addressing the rising importance of DEI in teaching methods and in IB curriculum.
- Learning some easy to apply tips for putting DEI principles into IB teaching practice.
- Exploring how to teach DEI as a topic in various IB programs and courses.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
11:00 – 12:00 PM EST
Dr. Nukhet Vardar, Director
Brands Whisper’g® Consultancy Ltd , UK
Dr. Nukhet Vardar is the Director of Brands Whisper’g® Consultancy Ltd, UK, a London-based edtech company, developing innovative online teaching tools and adapting them to international markets. Following her MSc and Ph.D. in International Marketing from Univ. of Manchester Institute of Science &Technology (former UMIST), UK; Vardar pursued an academic career while working for the industry since 1985. Her last appointment was as a marketing professor (2004) at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. Vardar continues to take part at various EU funded projects, both as a partner and as a senior consultant. Her research interests are in international marketing/ advertising, brand development; with a special focus on case writing and new pedagogy development for business studies. She is the author of 13 books.
Dr. Aušrinė Šilenskytė (Ausrine Silenskyte)
University of Vaasa, Finland
Aušrinė Šilenskytė, Ph.D., is a Researcher and a Program Manager (Bachelor in International Business) at the School of Management, University of Vaasa, Finland. She is also a chair at the Academy of International Business Teaching and Education Shared Interest Group. Šilenskytė holds a PhD in the area of international management (University of Vaasa) and is an alumnus of prestigious Nord-IB program. Her research centers around strategy implementation in MNCs, technology (e.g., blockchain, SaaS) adoption in International Business (IB) management, and teaching IB. She has published in the journals such as Journal of Business Research, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Journal of Teaching in International Business, and created various open access teaching resources, including those for teaching diversity management. She has received several international awards for her research and as an educator (e.g., X-Culture Global Educator Award; Strategic Business Development program’s (EFMD accredited) Teacher of the Year – recognition for teaching the course “Diversity management”). https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6828-026X
Professor Leigh Anne Liu
Georgia State University
Dr. Liu studies how culture and cognition influence intercultural interactions, including negotiation, conflict management and collaborations at all levels. Her research appears in Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of International Business Studies, among other outlets. She has been a visiting professor at University of South Australia, Hanken School of Economics in Finland, Toulouse Business School in France, Peking University and Nanjing University in China. She has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and the non-profit sector on conflict management and multicultural competency programs. Professor Liu has taught courses and workshops for undergraduate, MBA, master of international business, Ph.D. and executive students on topics of international negotiation, multicultural competency, global management and cross-cultural behavior.