Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS)


Engaging Intercultural Learners Through Interactive Theater

Wednesday, May 31
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
LACC, Room 501

Explore the use of interactive theater as an engaging tool in student intercultural learning. Watch a live performance by UC Berkeley's International House staff using interactive theater where participants will strategize ways to manage conflict across cultures. Uncover the applications of this innovative approach to intercultural education in your work.

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Lauren Moloney-Egnatios

Assistant Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
UC Berkeley: Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, M.A., is the Assistant Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL). She designs and facilitates intercultural and leadership workshops and coaching engagements on a range of topics for UC Berkeley staff, faculty, students, and corporate and non-profit clients. Along with teaching a course in Global Leadership at UC Berkeley, she assists in advancing the strategic direction and development of the center. Prior to joining the CIL team, she consulted for various organizations, and advised and developed programs in the Global Engagement Office at Santa Clara University and in American University’s Career Center. Fluent in Spanish, Lauren spent four years working in Spain as a cross-cultural trainer, ESL instructor, and developer of international exchange programs for low-income youth. She has also worked and led teams in Lebanon, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, and briefly in China.

Lauren received a Masters of Arts in International Communication and Education from the School of International Service at American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development and Spanish at the University of Michigan.


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Jason D. Patent

Director, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
International House Berkeley

Dr. Jason D. Patent, Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL), is responsible for building I-House's existing training programs and expanding them to meet the needs of increasing numbers of I-House residents, UC Berkeley campus units, and external businesses and non-profit organizations.

Jason has an undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard, a Master’s degree in the same field from Stanford University, and he completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics at UC Berkeley. Jason is known for his ability to teach and to find practical uses for theoretical concepts. He is committed to using his skills and experiences to foster understanding and successful collaboration among international populations. His previous professional roles include: American Co-Director of the Hopkins–Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China; Inaugural Director, Beijing Center, Stanford Bing Overseas Studies Program; Consultant at Gap International; Vice President, Communications & Marketing at Orchestrall, Inc. When he’s not at work or out running on the Bay Trail or in the Berkeley hills, Jason enjoys relaxing with his wife and two daughters.


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