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The Contributors
GaryAlthen
Director
InternationalStudentsandScholars
120InternationalCenter
TheUniversityofIowa
IowaCity,Iowa522421802USA
Tel:3193350335
Fax:3193352021
www.uiowa.edu/~intl/
garyalthen@uiowa.edu
ConductingtheInterculturalMeeting
Gary Althen has been a foreign student adviser at the
University of Iowa for over 25 years. The director of
the Office of International Students and Scholars, he
has held many elective and appointive posts in
NAFSA, including president of the Association of
International Educators from 1997–98. In 1984, he
received NAFSA’s Marita Houlihan Award for his
contributions to the field of international educational
exchange. Gary has written American Ways and The
Handbook of Foreign Student Advising; edited the
original and revised editions of Learning Across
Cultures, and written or edited more than 50 publica-
tions about international educational exchange.
JohnBing
President
ITAPInternational,Inc.
268WallSt.
Princeton,NewJersey08540USA
Tel:6099211446
Fax:6099247946
Johnbing@compuserve.com
itap@itapintl.com
www.itapintl.com
TimeManagementacrossCultures
SaudiArabiaCriticalIncident
After serving as a volunteer with the Peace Corps,
John Bing stayed on to coordinate international train-
ing as a regional training officer. He has directed pro-
grams in Latin America for the Center for Interna-
tional Education at the University of Massachusetts
and, in recent years, has worked extensively in Europe
through associations with the United Nations and
client companies. He is a founding member of
SIETAR and established the Intercultural Professional
Practices Group attached to the mid–New Jersey
chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training and
Development).
MarianneBrandt
GlobalBonding
19584CrystalLakeDrive
Northville,Michigan481672524USA
Tel:2487353931
Fax:2487353957
globalbond@aol.com
WorkinginUnfamiliarSurroundings
Marianne Brandt is owner of Global Bonding, a con-
sulting firm specializing in global project manage-
ment, process improvement, multicultural teambuild-
ing, coaching, and cross-cultural training programs for
U.S. and European “Fortune 10” companies. She has
managed the roll-out of a customer-service course for
car dealership personnel in five European nations,
assisted in changing the corporate culture of a com-
puter company in three European countries, and
worked on a global project resulting in multimillion-
dollar efficiency improvements.
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MackieChase
CentreforInterculturalCommunication
UniversityofBritishColumbia
5997IonaDrive
Vancouver,BritishColumbiaV6R2P6,Canada
Tel:6048221436
Fax:6048221499
Mackie.Chase@ubc.ca
http://cic.cstudies.ubc.ca
CrossCulturalForum(withWernerDraegestein)
Mackie Chase has had 20 years of experience as a
trainer, curriculum developer, and consultant for inter-
national projects, living and working in China,
Australia, the U.K., Holland, Korea, the USA, and
Canada. She initiated the Certificate in Intercultural
Studies at the University of British Columbia, as well
as the intercultural management programs for interna-
tional executives currently offered in partnership with
UBC’s Faculty of Commerce.
drs.MonikaF.deWaal
UniqueSources
Vlamingstraat56
2611KSDelft,TheNetherlands
TelandFax:+31152158282
Mfdewaal@euronet.nl
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Monika de Waal has a university degree in Education
and Andragology and an MBA from Henley Manage-
ment College. As an independent trainer and consultant
in Human Resources, she specializes in personal
effectiveness and organizational change. Among her
clients are telecom organizations, automotive busi-
nesses, ministries, and city councils. She is director of
Unique Sources, a consultancy firm, and is director of a
European Economic Interest Grouping: the Institute for
Intercultural Communication.
WernerR.Draegestein
InterculturalManagement
DevelopmentInc.
716‐3000YongeStreet
Toronto,Ontario,M4N2K5,Canada
Tel:4164401332
Mobile:4164188397
draegestein@sympatico.ca
CrossCulturalForum(withMackieChase)
Werner R. Draegestein, founder of IMD Intercultural
Management Development Inc. in Toronto, Canada,
specializes in German–North American communica-
tions and management training. He is affiliated with the
Center for Intercultural Communication (CIC) at the
University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver,
and has instructed in its Global Business Communica-
tion Program. He holds an M.A. in Cultural Anthropol-
ogy from the University of Munich, Germany; a Busi-
ness Diploma in Wholesale and Foreign Trade from the
German Chamber of Commerce; and a Certificate in
Intercultural Studies from UBC.

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