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2011 July 8

Friday, July 8 2011

10:00 a.m., "Intercultural Training: Do's and Don't's", Veranstaltungsraum Universitätsbibliothek, Maria Luisa Mariscal-Melgar LLM., GSIK-Projekt

Different customs, behaviour and habits can mislead communication in an intercultural way. Intercultural trainings can help to prevent yourself being misunderstood. The focus of the training will be a transmittance of background knowledge regarding relevant topics of business and every day life in the countries of Europe and India.

12:30 a.m. Lunch Break at Frankenstube

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Discussion:
"The Use of Information systems - a conflict of culture?", Veranstaltungsraum Universitätsbibliothek, Professor Rainer Thome

Every user of information systems has individual imaginations of an appropriate interface. But today all users even members of different cultures are attached to the same procedures while interacting with other persons and institutions.

This is why we should have more flexible information applications with better regard to the users including their cultural conventions.

15:45 p.m. The language of Bollywood, Dr. Rainer Lotz, Veranstaltungsraum Universitätsbibliothek

Bollywood productions today are recognised for generating and transmitting contemporary popular culture in India. By their style and language the films mix various cultural traditions. Thereby, they project ideas and emotions of a pan Indian community which in view of the existing diversity and geographical expansion are not readily perceived.

The presentation might also invite some reflections of the linguistic situation in Europe. It will be illustrated by samples from movies and extracts from interviews with Indian experts, incl. the late Professor Halemane who should have attended the Euro-Indian Week, but sadly died on 8th of June 2011.

Friday, July 8, 6 p.m. "Deepening of intercultural competence, Summary of the week, presentations", Hörsaal II, Alte Universität

6:00 p.m. - 12 p.m. "Summerfestival at the Alte Universität"
Celebrating the Alumni-Exchange in one of the oldest university buildings in Germany. Live bands and professors as DJ's will create the relating music programme. Food will be available. The Summer-Festival is organized by the Fachschaft Jura und der Studierendenvereinigung ELSA (European Law Students´ Association) with support of Juristen Alumni. Further information on