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for Intercultural Intelligence and Claudine Korall
Common Security and Defence Policy – Military School Zaragoza, Spain

1986 – Japanese Studies & the Civilisation of the Far-East
1987 – Linguist in a multidisciplinary artificial intelligence research team developing a machine translation system.
1992 – Assistant, department of French Language and Literature.
1995 – Selected as one of the best teaching faculty members at the university, according to anonymous student evaluation feedbacks on teaching quality.
1995 – M.A. dissertation on the image of powerful women in literature in different regions.
2000 – “Various meanings of the word sené (sensible) and their relation to power control in speech”, lecture at the 5th workshop on cognitive linguistics – Paris 7 & Linguistics Department, University of California, Berkeley.
2003 – Interpreter and intercultural analyst working for presidential and ministerial delegations.
2004 – “Laughter as a tool of negotiation”, lecture at the International seminar on Language, Culture and Mind, Portsmouth University, Portsmouth.
2005 – Beginning of activity as consultant and analyst in i5 Bridging -Intercultural Intelligence for Institutions, Industrialists and Individuals.
2007 – “France – Germany: How to Understand Each Other? An Intercultural Analysis of Decision-Making Processes”, lecture for the German military detachment in France, École militaire, Paris.
2009 – Intercultural analyst for Europe Day at the École navale de Brest.
2009 – Ph.D. thesis in Semiology, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. “Strategies of covert discourse and speech of unsubmissiveness” (with Highest Honors from an international multidisciplinary jury in semiology, history, and civilization). My study focused on the means by which a person expresses his ideas or knowledge, without exposing himself to criticism or to the displeasure from authority figures, while still being able to speak out.
2010 – “Workshop on European values”. Lecture-workshop at the Common Security & Defence Policy module, Military School, Zaragoza, Spain.
2010 – “The Credibility of Leaders” – lecture at the United Nations, International Seminar on Religions and the Building of Peace, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
2010 – Post doctorate in interreligious and intercultural dialogue – For A Semiological Analysis of Intercultural Dialogue; Message and Messenger. University of Geneva and the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue, Geneva.
2010-2018 – Executive director and director of programs at the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD), Geneva.

Speaking at The United Nations

2011 – “The Same and the Other: for a Little Bit More Intercultural Intelligence”. Publication in the RDN (National Defence Review), Tribune 144, Paris.
2011 – “How to Better Work with the Other “, lecture at the Security Sector Reform – European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels. A work session with a group of experts preparing to travel to Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.
2011 – Creation of Korall Consulting Ltd., Corporate consulting and intercultural intelligence trainings.
2012 – Introduction, preparation and editing of the dossier: EU-topias 3, Europe and Culture. “Religion, politics, culture – which dialogue?”
2012 – “Remaking the Levantine Culture 20 years later”, delegate for The Levant Foundation, in a conference held at Georgetown University (Washington DC), Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.
2012 & 2013 – “Cultural Awareness expertise”; lecture at the Royal Higher Institute for Defense, High Studies of Security and Defense, Brussels.
2013 – “The Same and the Other: for a Little Bit More Intercultural Intelligence”, published in “Opening onto the World, a Necessity for Contemporary Officers, RDN). One of 7 articles shortlisted among all RDN (National Defense Review) articles or tribunes for a special issue of SIGEM, Séminaire Interarmées Des Grandes Écoles Militaries (Inter-army Seminar of the French Military Grandes Ecoles).
2013 – “Fragments Imagining the Nation; Minorities in Colonial and Postcolonial near East”, delegate for The Levant Foundation in a conference held at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
Collège Européen de Sécurité et de Défense - European Security and Defence College2016 – Finalization of the post-doctoral researches of the University of Geneva and the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue, Geneva and beginning of the Foundation’s liquidation.
2018 – Creation of IFDII – the Institute for intercultural intelligence training.

2020 – Member of the network of institutions affiliated with the European Security and Defence College  who aims “to deliver strategic-level education on Common Security and Defence Policy, and provide knowledgeable personnel, within both EU Institutions, EU Member States” and beyond the European borders.

Our commitments

Intercultural intelligence has become a basic need in our lives. In the last decades, professional relations are increasingly pluricultural. With technology bringing together to the same conference calls colleagues from all over the world, the "other" may be a next-door neighbor – or an associate from Singapore. Either way, we are expected to communicate seamlessly, smoothly and accurately. We may speak the same language, and yet not be immersed in the same cultures.

Key dates

Collège Européen de Sécurité et de Défense - European Security and Defence College2020 – Member of the network of institutions affiliated with the European Security and Defence College  who aims "to deliver strategic-level education on Common Security and Defence Policy, and provide knowledgeable personnel, within both EU Institutions, EU Member States" and beyond the European borders.
2018 – Creation of IFDII

CLAUDINE KORALL

One December day many years ago I was accompanying a foreign delegation visiting a French ministry as their interpreter. I was asked to assist in all the exchanges between the participants. At the end of the meeting I heard the debriefing, which lacked cultural and political context. I shared this information with the minister and with his teams, and this was when my vocation as intercultural intelligence consultant came into being.

Legal Notice

Korall Consulting is the administrator of IFDII - Institute for intercultural intelligence training.
Korall Consulting and the IFDII, in compliance with the law, hereby specify and declare that the activity is registered with the Prefect of the Ile-de-France region under the number 11922251892, and that "this registration does not constitute State Approval".

IFDII is referenced on Datadock. Our statement on Datadock is validated under the Datadock ID 0077989.

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