Third Space Lab Presents: Irina Golubeva – Should we teach intercultural citizenship at universities, and what do students think about this?

HRC Third Space Lab presents: “Should we teach intercultural citizenship at universities, and what do students think about this?” with Irina Golubeva.

Date/Time: Dec 2, 10pm China time, 9am EST
Zoom ID: 248 487 9248
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I will start my presentation by inviting the audience to answer the question whether it is necessary for university students to be an intercultural citizen, and why? We will discuss whether existing internationalization initiatives are effective in educating intercultural citizens, and I will argue why intercultural citizenship education should be addressed in a more systematic way at universities. In addition to offering a brief overview of both theory and practice of intercultural citizenship education, I will share findings from some recent studies on students’ perceptions of intercultural citizenship. Finally, I will provide some examples how intercultural citizenship education can be implemented in university settings.


Irina Golubeva

Dr. Irina Golubeva is a Professor and the Director of Master’s Program in Intercultural Communication in the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA), and co-director of Intercultural Leadership Certificate Program. Her main research interests concern the development of intercultural competence and multilingual awareness, internationalization of Higher Education, and conceptualization of active intercultural citizenship. Irina Golubeva is co-editor of From Principles to Practice in Education for Intercultural Citizenship (2017) and Intercultural Learning in Language Education and Beyond: Evolving Concepts, Perspectives and Practices (2022), and co-author of Intercultural Competence for College and University Students: A Global Guide for Employability and Social Change (2020). In 2020, she was honored to receive the Pedagogy and Teaching Award and the title of “UMBC Innovation Fellow” for her contribution to fostering inclusiveness and intercultural dialogue on campus, and for enhancing students’ engagement in Internationalization at Home. Irina Golubeva is strongly committed to non-profit work and served for seven years as a Vice-President of the European Association of Teachers. Most recently, in 2021, she was elected to the Board of the International Academy of Intercultural Research.