International Academy for Intercultural Research 

A professional interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the understanding and improvement of intercultural relations through world-class social science research
Established 1997

Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Prosser

Intercultural Researcher


Dissertation Award

Dr. Anouk Smeeks

Book by
Featured Intercultural Researcher

pettigrew book

Early Career

Dr. Nicholas Rule

Intercultural Graduate Program

temple univ

Outstanding Book Award

2012 landis
Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

Welcome to the website of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR)

IAIR is made up of scholars from many disciplines: Education, Anthropology, Management, Communication, Psychology, Sociology, and Policy Science as well as others.  The Academy publishes the International Journal of Intercultural Relations,(founded in 1977) the leading journal in the field, convenes an international conference every two years (in odd numbered years), sponsors scholarly books and other activities.  Membership is by application (click on the Membership tab above for more information about joining the Academy).

If the Academy interests you, take the time to explore our website and feel free to contact the Executive Director on the "Contact Us" page for any further information.

In the Recent Books window to the right, clicking on the image of a book will take you to the the page for the book at where you can not only order the book but also find additional information. To see the full list of books in Excel format, click here.

And, if this is your first time visiting our website, please leave a comment on the guestbook.


Many people, not necessarily members of the Academy, support its work in improving intercultural relations.  One way is to contribute to the funds that honor distinguished work in the field.  To donate to one of the funds, click here.



To see a list of intercultural conferences, click here

To see a list of intercultural organizations, click here

To see a list of intercultural businesses, click here