International Issues Committee

Identifies issues and suggests solutions relating to the internationalization of ABC.


  1. Discuss and identify issues relating to the internationalization of ABC.
  2. Suggest opportunities for ABC to connect with business communication organizations in various countries or regions.
  3. Select specific issues for the attention of the ABC membership and organize appropriate sessions for ABC conferences during the year.
  4. Encourage local interest in attending regional conferences outside of the United States.
  5. Conduct research regarding how to assist members who seek international audiences to research.
  6. Develop and maintain online archive of ABC internationally-related activities and highlights of international members’ achievements and awards.
  7. Assist the IJBC editor and editorial board as needed.
  8. Submit a competitive panel, poster, or workshop on collaborative teaching and/or research across countries to the annual conference. Utilize the ABC website to promote this kind of collaboration.
  9. Recommend liaisons for each country to promote ABC.  Additionally, continue to work with Chinese delegation to enhance international collaboration with ABC.
  10. Explore developing student organizations in different countries and universities.
  11. Recommend new charges for the following year.
  12. Post September 1 annual report on your community forum site and email copy to First VIce President.

Community Page

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Committee Members 2019

Name End of 3-Year Term (Renewable)
Judith Ainsworth 12/31/2021
Richard Babcock 12/31/2019
Tatiana Batova 12/31/2020
Tom Bruyer 12/31/2021
Kathleen Corrales 12/31/2018
Bertha Du-Babcock 12/31/2019
Karin Goettsch 12/31/2020
Hiromitsu Hayashida, Co-Chair 12/31/2019
Sheila Hostetler 12/31/2019
Kevin Jones 12/31/2020
Christopher Leeds 12/31/2019
Carroll Nardone 12/31/2019
Esterina Nervino 12/31/2019
Brian Nienhaus 12/31/2019
Augustine Pang 12/31/2020
Kevin Sager 12/31/2020
Margaret Smallwood 12/31/2020
H. Leland Smith 12/31/2020
Elizabeth Tuleja 12/31/2019
Iris Varner 12/31/2019
David Victor 12/31/2019
Katherine Wills, Co-Chair 12/31/2020
Andrew Wysor 12/31/2019
Maryann Wysor, Co-Chair 12/31/2019