IICD NCA call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association is ready to receive submissions relevant to cultural or intercultural contexts. Three kinds of submissions will be considered: individually submitted competitive papers (individual paper), pre-arranged thematic paper panels (paper session), and roundtable discussion panels (panel discussion) on intercultural topics. The theme for the 2011 conference in New Orleans is Voice (see official NCA Convention call) which emphasizes the National Communication Association as a community of engagement in issues affecting New Orleans and the Gulf Region. In addition to the three kinds of submissions described above, papers and panels which more fully explore and develop the conference theme as this relates to cultural issues are strongly encouraged. The deadline for submission of all materials is Wednesday, March 16th 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Please indicate whether you want your individual paper submission to be considered as a student paper selection or for the Scholar-to-Scholar sessions. Individual paper submissions should include a 100-word abstract and are limited to 25 pages. Only complete papers will be considered. Individual paper submissions should not contain identifying information (author name, university affiliation). Student papers should be clearly marked to be eligible for top student honors in the division, as well as the Donald P. Cushman Award for top student paper in NCA; to be eligible for either award, all authors must be students. Only one paper per author will be accepted, with one additional co-authored paper permitted for the division; if two sole-authored papers are submitted, the highest ranking will be accepted. The same paper may not be submitted to more than one division. Submissions should be original work, by the authors named, not previously presented at this or other conferences, and not previously published.

All materials must be submitted online through NCA Submission Central. Proposals for short courses, preconferences, seminars, or GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) should be submitted directly to program planners for those areas. All submissions must list any A/V requirements. Check your email address listed in NCA Submission Central before or after submission as all correspondence goes there. Deadline: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Contact: Mary Bresnahan, Vice Chair of the IIC Division and division organizer for New Orleans, Department of Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing. MI 48824-1212, phone 517 432 1285, fax 517 432 1192, email: bresnah1@msu.edu.

Essay contest for Austria

Milton Wolf Seminar 2011 Essay Contest:
Picking up the Pieces: Fragmented Sovereignties and Emerging Information Flows

“The Diplomatic Academy Vienna in partnership with the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania will host a seminar from March 23-25, 2011 in Vienna, Austria, organized by the American Austrian Foundation. The seminar will bring together a diverse group of invited individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities.Panelists include distinguished print and television journalists, media development practitioners, diplomats, and academics.

The organizers have launched an essay competition to identify motivated and thoughtful students of international relations, development studies, communication, journalism, law, and related fields who will enrich the seminar proceedings. Essays should be approximately 1500 words long and address the following question: Under what conditions and with what methods should a country or multilateral organization intervene in the media and communications space of another?

Seven winning essay writers will receive a stipend of up to $1,500 each to cover travel to and participation in the 2011 Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna. Vienna, Austria’s historic capital city provides an ideal location for the seminar because it is also home to a broad array of media actors, multilateral organizations, and international NGOs.”

More information about the seminar and essay contest can be found on the seminar site.

 

Intercultural Dialogue and Television

“On November 24, 25 and 26, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in collaboration with the Chile’s Consejo Nacional de Television (CNTV) and the Universal Forum of Cultures 2010 of Valparaiso, organized a series of panel discussions focusing on “Television and Intercultural Dialogue.”

The opening ceremony was presided by the Mayor of Valparaiso, Honorable Mr. Jorge Castro and CNTV’s President, Mr. Herman Chadwick. Participants from Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, South Africa, USA, Canada, Korea and UNESCO presented educational television programs from their respective countries and organizations where the emphasis is the creative use of television as a platform for addressing complex intercultural topics. Successful TV programming examples, such as the ones produced by South Korea’s Educational Broadcasting System; Argentina’s Ministry of Education Canal Encuentro; Mexico’s TV Educativa; South Africa Public Broadcaster; and Chile’s Novasur, were presented and discussed by an active and engaged audience. The closing ceremony of the 3-day seminar included the presentation of the PLURAL + 2010 Foundation Universal Forum of Cultures Award for the video “Mr. President”, produced by Press Pass TV of Boston, USA.”

For more information, see the conference website.

Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities

Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO)
April 8, 2011 Friday
Call For Papers and Presentations
Topic Areas: All areas of arts and humanities, business, information sciences, education, social sciences are invited

The Kennesaw State University (KSU) Asian Studies Program announces the Call for Papers and Presentations on a new global interdisciplinary Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities.  The goal of this conference is to share ideas in a unique format which addresses the interests of scholars, practitioners, and administrators in working together between the USA and Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea and India. This symposium will serve as a platform for governments, universities and corporate entities to address critical strategic needs of the businesses they intend to serve in Asia and the U.S. Speakers from multinational companies with operations in Asia and the USA will be present, as well as academicians to discuss both domestic and global concerns between these nations. Diplomats and policy makers from China, Japan, Korea, India and the U.S. will be present at the conference as well. Dr. Jagdish Sheth, renowned scholar and world authority in the field of marketing, will be the featured dinner keynote speaker.
The theme of the 2011 conference is: Globalization and Asia-USA partnership
Consistent with the theme of the Conference, the submitted papers and presentations are expected to address the following questions:
1. Given the future global political, business and cultural climate, what changes in common business and operational processes and practices are required to create and sustain a competitive advantage for Asian-owned companies in the USA?
2. What are the challenges and opportunities American businesses need to pay attention to when doing business in Asia or with Asians?
3. What do companies need to understand about the interplay among governments, politics, cultures, and business practices in Asian societies?
4. What actions should be taken by businesses, academic institutions and governments to be more proactive as well as responsive to the complexities characterized by this Globalized Era?

The following represent some of the paper and presentation topics of interest:
*Identification of current opportunities, challenges, and threats in creating and sustaining competitive advantages
*Exploration of processes and practices of managing multinational corporations
*Examination of governmental policies toward businesses and specific industries
*Knowledge and skills of intercultural practice in successful business relationships
*Theories and emergent research on the interplay between businesses, governments, and politics
*Corporate Social Responsibility in American and Asian contexts
*Opportunities for non-profit organizations between Asia and the U.S.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:
1. One page abstract of 250-300 words to be submitted by January 15, 2011: Full paper submission by March 1, 2011.
2. Abstracts should be sent to asianstudies@kennesaw.edu.
3. Subject line of the email, indicate 2011 SAUPO Conference Paper Abstract  where “X† stands for the letter that specifies the primary theme or category for your paper as described below.
4. Primary theme or category for your paper and presentations (choose one):
A. Opportunities, challenges, and threats in creating and sustaining competitive advantages
B. Processes and practices of managing various sized businesses
C. Governmental policies toward businesses and specific industries
D. Intercultural communications in successful business relationships
E. Theories and practices on the interplay between businesses, governments, and politics
F. International or global education
G. Other Emphasis

Selected papers from the conference may be eligible for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets (JEKEM). If you would like to have your paper considered for publication in JEKEM, please submit the full manuscript of the paper by 15th January 2011. Manuscripts must be prepared by SMA Style Guidelines. Manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed for acceptance according to JEKEM procedures. Please indicate in the email submission of your abstract if you would like your manuscript to be considered for publication in JEKEM.
Note: At least one author of each accepted paper (abstract) must attend the conference and present the paper.
The location of the conference at Kennesaw State University, located outside Metro Atlanta, Georgia, serves as an ideal venue for such a gathering of this momentous scale.
Questions regarding the Call for Papers may be directed to:
Dr. Leila Borders (aborder4@kennesaw.edu, Dr. Sarasij Majumder (smajumde@kennesaw.edu), or Dr. Guichun Zong (gzong@kennesaw.edu), Co-Chairs of the Program Committee
More information about the conference can be found at www.kennesaw.edu

[originally posted to CRTNET by Heeman Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Rd. Mail Drop #2207, Kennesaw, GA 30144, Tel. 678.797.2078, Fax. 770.423.6740, email: hkim21@kennesaw.edu]

International Opportunities: NCA mini-conference

“International Opportunities for Scholars in Communication and Related Disciplines”

Report of a mini-conference held as part of the
National Communication Association Conference,
November 2010, San Francisco, United States

Report prepared by Grant Hannis
Convenor and chair of the mini-conference
(g.d.hannis@massey.ac.nz)

“Over recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of universities outside the US offering Communication and Journalism courses. This growth has taken place, for instance, in the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Canada. Such internationalization presents opportunities for US Communication scholars to seek funding to teach and conduct research in other countries and for foreign Communication scholars to do likewise in the US.

A mini-conference on this topic was held on November 14-16, 2010, as part of the National Communication Association conference in San Francisco. The mini-conference invited contributions from scholars who had worked in foreign countries—including the benefits they derived from the experience, any pitfalls to avoid, and what advice they would offer others. The mini-conference also invited contributions from those who fund such travel.

The mini-conference was convened by Grant Hannis, the head of journalism as Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr Hannis spent the second half of 2010 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, teaching and conducting research at San Francisco State University.

Six presenters spoke at the mini-conference and answered questions from the floor. This report summarizes the presentations, incorporating the presenters’ responses to questions. All the presenters are happy to be contacted, should you have further questions.”

Report of the NCA Mini-conference

A slideshow with photos of the 6 presenters follows.

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Photos!

Oops – apparently some people are having trouble locating the photos taken at the NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue. Sorry about that!

Go to “home” on the top menu, then choose “history”, and they’re at the bottom of the page. Or just use this link.

If anyone took photos at the ICA Preconference on Intercultural Dialogue in Singapore, you can upload them as part of a comment in response to that post. I don’t have any or I would do it.

Preconference on Intercultural Dialogue

On June 22, 2010, the Preconference on Intercultural Dialogue was held as part of the International Communication Association’s convention in Singapore. The Preconference Planning Committee was chaired by Evelyn Y. Ho (University of San Francisco), and included: Kristine L. Fitch (University of Iowa), Todd Sandel (University of Oklahoma), and Donal Carbaugh (University of Massachusetts at Amherst). Participants were: Warren Bareiss, Patrick Belanger, Robert Craig, Stephen Croucher, Melissa Curtin, William Davie, Juana Du, Zhou Feng, Kristine Fitch, Mahmoud Galander, Shiv Ganesh, Nazan Haydari, Evelyn Ho, Georgeta Hodis, Prue Holmes, Priya Kapoor, Michael Kent, Martin Montgomery, Mary Nguyen, Todd Sandel, Saskia Witteborn, Jock Wong, and Kaibin Xu. Others who had their key terms accepted but were unable to attend were: Donal Carbaugh, Yiheng Deng, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Maria Flora Mangano Noam Shimmel, and Ma Xiangyang.

The Preconference was another follow-up activity resulting from the NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue that led to the creation of this Center. Videos of several presentations were made, and may be made available shortly.