Dr. Basma Ibrahim DeVries
ProfessorCompany: Concordia University
Role: Session Presenter Session: Communication Styles as a Window to Deeper Intercultural Effectiveness: Experiential Workshop to Energize, Expand Skills, and Navigate the Future (SEM-E)
Dr. Basma Ibrahim DeVries is a professor of communication studies at Concordia University and faculty member at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication. Basma provides intercultural and diversity training and consultation for corporate, educational, and community clients, and co-authored Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles and “Cultural Detective® Egypt.” She served on the national board of SIETAR-USA. Currently, Basma is board vice president of GiGi’s Playhouse–Twin Cities Down Syndrome Achievement Center.
Basma and Jon DeVries, Jr., enjoy leading student travel and service-learning groups abroad, and were faculty members and Intercultural Learning Circle Coordinators aboard the inaugural semester-long voyage of The Scholar Ship. They had many opportunities to practice communication styles strategies and significantly enhanced their own intercultural competence while living together in a 12-by-9-foot cabin for four months at sea, while facilitating the intercultural competence development of student, staff, and faculty from over 50 countries. They are also founders and board members of SIETAR-Minnesota. They have recently expanded their work with deeper examination of the role differabilities play in intercultural communication.