Hugh Downs School Research Fellow engaged faculty and staff on intercultural communication research

Hugh Downs School Research Fellow Mark Orbe, a professor of communication at Western Michigan University brought his expertise to ASU, inspiring students and faculty with his ideas, narratives, and experiences alike in a set of events related to intercultural communication, community engagement, and health communication.

Professor Orbe’s visit was organized by the ICGlobal Interest Group, which seeks to encourage and support the intercultural and global dimensions of all our initiatives and programs. 

From L-R: Ph.D. Director Professor Benjamin Broome, Professor Mark Orbe, Professor Olga Davis and Michael Zirulnik, program manager of the ASU School for the Future of Innovation and Society, and a graduate of the Hugh Downs School Ph.D. program

During his visit to ASU, Professor Orbe gave a public talk, offered his sage advice to a group of Hugh Downs graduate students during morning office hours; and engaged small groups of faculty and graduate students around the dinner table. 

Professor Orbe also facilitated a workshop organized by Dr. Olga Davis and the Health Communication Initiative that focused on using intercultural communication concepts to train physicians and examine doctor-patient interaction.

Workshop Group

Graduate students and faculty discuss intercultural communication in small groups as part of the HCI workshop.

Group Workshop

Graduate students discuss intercultural communication in small groups as part of the HCI workshop.