D. It Goes Without Saying: The Still-Radical—and Practical—Insights of Edward T. Hall

March 15, 2019

This is the perfect time and place for this workshop about the person who launched our intercultural field. E.T. Hall taught  us how our cultural backgrounds shape how we think of time and place, and how that affects our communication. When we meet, it will be exactly 60 years since Hall, who coined the term “intercultural communication,” published The Silent Language. Hall grew up in Santa Fe, worked in this region, and credits his experiences there for his insights about the inseparability of culture and communication in ways radical at the time but now foundational for us. Just ten years ago Hall died at his home in Santa Fe.  In this intensive, interactive workshop we will explore his still radical perspectives on intercultural communication, his methods, his philosophy—including “is it real? does it work?”—and recent neuroscience findings that affirm and inform many of his insights. We will explore some of Hall’s least known and most practical insights, profound, helpful, and serving us both professionally and personally.

John "Jack" Condon explain intercultural communication

Dr. John (Jack) Condon, over a span of 40 years, was a former colleague of Hall’s at Northwestern University, a friend, and a New Mexican neighbor. Condon, a founding faculty member of the Institute for Intercultural Communication (now called SIIC) since it began at Stanford University, is Emeritus Professor of Communication at the University of New Mexico. For two decades Jack lived and taught abroad, in Latin America, East Africa, and Japan. Today he lives in a village in the Jemez mountains and offers seminars, workshops, and culture-centered field trips. An award winning teacher and author, his new book on Hall and his ideas is anticipated to be published at the time of this workshop, and each participant will receive a copy.