Announcing the Second Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, an international conference co-hosted by the Communication University of China (CUC) and the National Communication Association (NCA), to be held in Beijing, China, June 22-23, 2018. Deadline: February 1, 2018.
This conference will be held at the CUC International Convention Center, creating public space for scholars, media practitioners, government officials, and students to participate in open discussions and dialogue. Presentations will be made in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translations available via headsets.
Rationale: With converging and diverging interests, China and the United States are increasingly intertwined in issues related to sovereignty and cyber-sovereignty, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, popular culture, climate change, and public health. This international conference will address these broad issues as questions about communication: about how our two nations engage with and envision each other, and about how our interlinked imaginaries create both opportunities and obstacles for greater understanding and strengthened relations. Within the overarching theme of “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization,” the conference will address three key topics:
1. Green Public Spheres & Environmental Communication, led by Dr. Phaedra C. Pezzullo. We live in an age of ecological crises; environmental communication is central to constituting these challenges and expressing our hope for a more sustainable world.
2. Social Media & Mobile Communication, led by Dr. Guobin Yang. A fascination with digital communication platforms is palpable in recent academic and popular discourse about social media.
3. Global Health Inequalities & Communication Interventions, led by Dr. Mohan Dutta. This track will cover new thinking about the roles of communication in constituting a socially just global health infrastructure.