Office of Diversity & Inclusion



EmersonTalks is a one-credit non-tuition course designed for student participants to:
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Assess personal intercultural skills
  • Advance knowledge in diversity and inclusion
  • Facilitate peer discussions
EmersonTalks focuses on:
  • Inclusive Excellence and diversity within Emerson and students’ lives
  • The impact and influence of students’ cultural upbringing on intercultural development
  • Participant facilitation of peer discussions on intercultural issues, diversity, and inclusion

EmersonTalks consists of 8 two-hour meetings in the fall semester where participants learn principles of facilitation, group leadership, and goals of Inclusive Excellence; and 6 one-hour participant-led peer discussions in the spring semester. Participation in both semesters is required to receive credit.

EmersonTalks is offered through a collaboration of the Department of Communication Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
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Due Monday, September 22, 2014. You will be notified of your acceptance after a review of your application.

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For more information, please contact Robert Amelio ( or Professor Cathy Edelstein (