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[ecrea] CFP: media, war and conflict resolution

Thu Jan 31 11:02:41 GMT 2008

International Conference
SEPTEMBER 17, 18 and 19, 2008
Featured Speakers Include:
" Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize winning author 
of 22 books, including The Making of
the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 
Nonfiction, a National Book Award
and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen
Bomb; Why They Kill and A Hole in the World. 
Rhodes was a research fellow of the
Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation Program
in International Peace and Security and the 
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has been
a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT as well as a host and correspondent for
documentaries on public television's Frontline 
and American Experience series. He is
an affiliate of the Center for International 
Security and Cooperation at Stanford
University and has just published a third volume 
of nuclear history, Arsenals of Folly:
The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race (2007).
" Chris Hedges, journalist and author 
specializing in American and Middle Eastern
politics and society; he is a senior fellow at 
The Nation Institute in New York City
and was a Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at
Princeton University in 2006; his recent books 
include: War is a Force that Gives Us
Meaning (2002), What Every Person Should Know About War (2003), and American
Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2007);
" Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra 
stories in the 1980s for the Associated
Press (AP) and Newsweek. His books include: 
Secrecy and Privilege: Rise of the Bush
Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq; he is also founder of;
" George Esper, Veteran AP foreign correspondent who has covered wars and
conflicts ranging from Vietnam to the Gulf War, to Bosnia and Somalia; he now
teaches at West Virginia University;
" Sarah Maltby, co-editor of Communicating War: Memory, Media and Military; she
runs the War and Media Network, which fosters a productive dialogue between
academics and practitioners;
" Andrew Hoskins, University of Warwick co-author Televising War: From Vietnam
to Iraq; co-editor of Sage journal Media, War and Conflict;
" Paul Boin, Professor of Communications Studies 
at the University of Windsor and
founder of Real News Network;
" Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, 
co-editor War and the Media, editor of
Sage journal Global Media and Communication.
" Richard Keeble teaches at the University of Lincoln and is co-editor of
Communicating War: Memory, Media and Military;
Paper proposals are invited by March 15, 2008. 
Contributors should send an extended
abstract of up to 500 words. For the details on themes and paper topics for the
conference call for papers, please see the 
conference web site. Also, abstracts may be
uploaded starting on January 10, 2007 at the conference web site:
Register for the conference also at the web site 
listed above. Early-bird registration (by
July 15, 2008 or before) is offered at the 
reduced rate of $200 including lunches and
banquet dinners for faculty and members of the 
professional media; the student rate is
$100. The number of spaces is limited, so please plan ahead and register early.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to 
submit full length drafts prior to the
conference for inclusion in possible publications 
resulting from the conference.
The conference is supported by The Nakamoto Foundation, The Edward Lamb
Foundation, the Mileti Center, School of 
Communication Studies, Peace and Conflict
Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, 
and Graduate College of Bowling Green
State University, Ohio.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
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Office: 5B.401a
Katholieke Universiteit Brussel - Catholic University of Brussels
Vrijheidslaan 17 - B-1081 Brussel - Belgium
Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis
Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 43  - B-1000 Brussel - Belgium
Sponsored links ;)
Understanding Alternative Media
by Olga Bailey, Bart Cammaerts, Nico Carpentier
(December 2007)
Participation and Media Production. Critical Reflections on Content Creation.
Edited by Nico Carpentier and Benjamin De Cleen
(January 2008)

European Communication Research and Education Association
ECREA's Second European Communication Conference
Barcelona, 25-28 November 2008
E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/

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