Visiting Fellows: Communication & Media Research (China)

Job adsVisiting Fellows Program (VFP) for Communication and Media Research, joint program between the National Communication Association and the Communication University of China. Deadline: February 1, 2018.

Fellows will serve one-semester appointments-in-residence. Fall Fellows will serve September 1 through the end of December; Spring Fellows will serve February 1 through the end of May. During this one-semester residency, Fellows will not teach. Fellows will conduct research on their proposed projects in line with the VFP’s annual theme (see section on theme below), and they will be responsible for delivering four public talks, workshops, or other scholarly programs meant to advance NCA’s mission, the broad goals of the VFP, and the interests of intercultural collaboration. NCA and CUC will each select one Fellow for each academic term, so the VFP will consist of two Fellows each term (or four per academic year). Fellows will be guided in their work by the NCA’s “Credo for Ethical Communication,” which offers robust support for free speech, intellectual inquiry, and intercultural sensitivity. CUC endorses this document’s values and norms.

THE 2018-19 THEME: For our inaugural class of Fellows, the research theme is “The China Dream, the American Dream, and Communicating National Narratives.” Successful applicants will address this theme in their research and public events. So that colleagues may plan ahead, the 2019–20 theme will be “Global Environmental Communication in the Age of Crises.” The 2020–21 theme will be “New Media, New Markets, and Netizens.”

The VFP will be hosted on the campus of the Communication University of China (hereafter CUC). CUC has previously partnered with NCA in co-hosting the biennial summer conferences on “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization.”

 

CFP Communication, Media & Governance in the Age of Globalization (China)

ConferencesAnnouncing 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:

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CFP Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization (Beijing)

Call for Participants for:
Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization

An International Conference Co-Hosted by the Communication University of China (CUC) & the U.S.-based National Communication Association (NCA)
To be held in Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2016

The Communication University of China (CUC) and the U.S.-based National Communication Association (NCA) are pleased to announce a co-sponsored summer conference to be held in Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2016. The 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
China and the United States are positioned to influence notions of democracy, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, environmental priorities, and public health for the foreseeable future. This international conference will address these broad issues as questions about communication: about how our two nations envision each other and 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 eight key topics, each to be explored in panel sessions, workshops, graduate student panel sessions, and poster sessions.

Panel Sessions
– Social Media, Freedom of Expression, and the Evolving Roles of Netizens
– Privacy and Ethics in the Digital Age
– Cyber Society and Social Governance
– Strategic Communication in the Global Age: Social Media and Public Relations
– Public Health Communication in an Age of Global Risk
– Rhetorics of Environmental Communication and Sustainability in Times of Catastrophe
– China, the U.S. and the Dilemmas of Terrorism
– Gender, Race, and Identity in a World of Fluid Boundaries

Workshops
– Digital Divide: Policy and Practice
– Strategic Management and Leadership in Media Organizations
– Health Communication in the Digital Age
– Emerging Communication Pedagogies in the Age of Globalization

Graduate Student Panels
– Online Communication and Social Media in China
– Health, Risk, and the Rhetorics of Catastrophe

Poster Sessions
– Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for poster sessions on any of the topics above

Call for Submissions
We invite submissions that address any of the panel sessions, workshops, graduate student panels, or poster sessions cited above.

Applicants should submit an abstract (up to 500 words) and/or completed paper. Please delineate whether proposing a panel or workshop session and if you would like to be considered for a poster session. Workshop submissions should be 4 pages (max), include title, rationale, agenda, and presenter(s) bio info. Deadline for all submissions is Jan. 15th, 2016. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. Successful applicants will be contacted on Feb. 5th, 2016 with results.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to Dr. Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, Assistant Professor Clinical Track, CU Denver and International College Beijing.

Additional Information
In a show of international friendship and support, the CUC and NCA have generously agreed to waive registration fees for all conference participants.

Upon notification of acceptance to the conference, Dr. Dodge will convey to all participants the necessary information regarding lodging, visas, airfare, and other logistics.

Members of NCA’s “Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization” will present updates regarding their work in Research, Pedagogy, and Service & Conferences subcommittees during the conference.

The conference’s local host, the Communication University of China (CUC) plays a leading research role in studying, teaching about, and practicing communication, journalism, and radio and television arts in China. Since its founding, CUC has earned the reputation of being “the cradle of China’s radio and television talent”; it stands today among the top universities in China. Situated on a lovely campus on Beijing’s east side, CUC’s world-class Convention Center will provide a unique staging ground for conference participants to experience the charm and character of Beijing, the political, economic, and cultural center of China.

The conference’s international host and co-sponsor, the National Communication Association (NCA), stands among the largest and leading organizations committed to studying all aspects of human communication. The NCA’s role in this conference is being led by Dr. Dodge, Dr. Qingwen Dong, and Dr. Zhi Li, members of the NCA’s Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization. By linking the NCA to the cause of citizen advocacy and fair inquiry in China, this event advances the core principles of the discipline and the international reputation and reach of the organization.

Vancouver summer program

International Joint Summer School
Communication and Global Power Shifts
Vancouver, Canada, June 3-14, 2013

Hosted by:
The School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
The National Centre for Radio & Television Studies, Communication University of China
The Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster
The School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

What Is The Summer School About?
The School offers short and intensive courses on media and communication issues of contemporary relevance. Faculty members from sponsoring institutions, along with other invited international scholars, will deliver lectures and lead discussions on topics related to their own research. The atmosphere of the School is informal and inviting. Students are encouraged to participate fully in all discussions with both faculty and their fellow students. Since its inception in 2009, the campus of the Communication University of China in Beijing has been the site of this School. This year, the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University is pleased to host the Summer School at its downtown Vancouver campus, in conjunction with an international conference in celebration of the School of Communication’s 40th anniversary.

The 2013 Summer School Topic
Building upon SFU’s School of Communication’s 40th anniversary international conference on Communication and Global Power Shifts, June 7 – 9, 2013, the Summer School examines the mutually constitutive relationships between rapidly transforming global communication systems and shifting structures of global political economic and cultural power. Competing claims of global power shifts are analyzed from the multidimensional perspectives of political economy and policy, critical cultural analysis, and technology and society studies, as well as through critical categories such as empire, class, nation, race, and gender. Lecture topics, which build up and extend conference topics, include but are not limited to:
*      Historical and theoretical analysis of communication and global power shifts
*      Continuities and changes in the dynamics of global communications, with specific attention to South-South and/or intra-regional communication and cultural flows
*      Foreclosures and opportunities for a more just global communication order in areas such as Internet governance regimes, social movement media, and communication rights
*      Continuing relevance of the ‘audience commodity’ to current debates about digital labor power and struggles
*      Decolonization of the foundations of knowledge-power and engagement with alternative epistemologies
*      Constraints, challenges and opportunities in communication for ecological sustainability

In addition to lecturers from the four sponsoring institutions (Enda Brophy, Robert Hackett, Zhengrong Hu, Dal Yong Jin, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Katherine Reilly, Robert Prey, Xin Xin, and Yuezhi Zhao), other confirmed Summer School presenters include Yahya R. Kamalipour, Richard Maxwell, Kaarle Nordenstreng, B. P. Sanjay, Dan Schiller, and Raka Shome. The conference keynote speaker is Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, and plenary panelists are Mark Andrejevic, Glen Coulthard, Guillermo Mastrini, Richard Maxwell, Raka Shome, Audra Simpson, and Dolores van der Wey.

How Will The Summer School Be Organized?
The School will take place at Harbour Centre, part of the Simon Fraser University Vancouver campus. Harbour Centre is located at 515 West Hastings Street in Vancouver’s downtown core and is well served by public transport, a food court, and other amenities. There will be 12 days of lectures, seminars, conference sessions and ample time for informal meetings, leisure and tourism. The working language of the Summer School will be English. With the possible exception of SFU students and Canadian students whose institution is covered by the Western Canada Dean’s Agreement regarding credit recognition, the Summer School will not be able to offer formal course credits to participants. However, the organizers will issue certificates of completion to those participants who require them.

Who Can Attend The Summer School?
The School is open to anyone with a genuine interest in the current state of global communication. Participants may or may not present a paper at the conference. However, those who do not present a paper at the conference must be able to present a paper on a topic of their own choice at the Summer School. Apart from that requirement, there are no restrictions on age, status or nationality, but the organizers believe that the School will be particularly valuable to doctoral students and junior scholars.

How Much Will The Summer School Cost?
Attendees need to cover their own costs for air fare and other travel expenses.  The Summer School does not charge any registration or tuition fee. In order to attend the Summer School, all participants will have to register for the June 7-9 SFU conference and pay the conference registration fee (the faculty rate is Can. $285 plus taxes; the student rate is Can. $75 plus taxes). Participants will need to arrange their own accommodation. They may also consult the “Communication and Global Power Shifts” website for useful hotel information.

How Can I Apply To Attend the Summer School?
A copy of the application form is here.
Please note that registration for the June 7-9 SFU School of Communication conference “Communication and Global Power Shifts” and the Summer School are handled separately. Those who wish to both present a paper at the conference and participate at the Summer School will need to submit separate applications. Paper proposals for the June 7-9 conference should be submitted tocmns40 AT sfu.ca by February 15, 2013. SFU School of Communication’s conference organizing committee will evaluate paper proposals and be responsible for conference related correspondences.

All applications for the Summer School will be handled by the Summer School Secretariat and completed forms should be sent to bjss2009 AT gmail.com. We welcome other supporting documents, such as a CV, a personal statement, a detailed research proposal or an academic paper, which will be helpful for the organizers to evaluate your application.  The organizers will, on request, provide the necessary letters and any other necessary documentation for the purposes of issuing visas to foreign visitors.
The Summer School application deadline is April 1st 2013. If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact either Ms. Birgit Schroeder (cmns40 AT sfu.ca) or Dr. JI Deqiang (bjss2009 AT gmail.com).

2013 International Joint Summer School Application Form
1. Name
2. Nationality
3. Institutional Affiliation
4. Position
5. Contact: Address, Telephone, Email
6. Research Topic
7. Abstract (No More than 300 words)