LCC University: Communication (Lithuania)

“JobFaculty Position in Communication (open rank and specialization), LCC University, Klaipeda, Lithuania. Deadline: Posted April 2, 2021; open until filled.

LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, welcomes applications for a full-time faculty position, open rank and specialization, in the Department of Communication beginning August 2021. They seek a candidate who will teach core courses in the BA program in Contemporary Communication, offer courses in the candidate’s particular area(s) of specialization, supervise senior thesis projects, and participate in the active intellectual life of the campus. Specialization within the Communication field(s) is open. Load is 4/4 equivalent, with load time potentially assigned for research and thesis advising. A modest research agenda is expected.

Participatory Governance & Involvement of Civil Society in Intercultural Policy-Making (Lithuania but Online)

EventsParticipatory governance and involvement of civil society in intercultural policy-making, April 13-15, 2021, Kaunas Regional Development agency, Lithuania (Online).

Join three open debates organized by the Kaunas Regional Development agency. Everybody is welcome to join the sessions, free of charge.

Kaunas event poster

The presentations will be made by a wide variety of participants, focus on these topics:
• diversity development in Lithuania,
• migrant integration policy in Lithuania: obstacles and opportunities,
• diversity and cultural heritage,
• integration policy for foreigners in the Republic of Lithuania,
• policy of national minorities in Lithuania,
• challenges to local application of participatory governance, and
• good practice of integration of migrants in Jonava district municipality.

Detailed agenda here. NOTE: Registration is required: see form. (Links for attending the event will be sent to registered participants on 12th of April.)

This second international event the Kaunas Regional Development agency will promote “Participatory governance and involvement of civil society in intercultural policy-making” by also promoting the European diversity and using intercultural dialogue as tools to build more inclusive and fairer societies in European towns.

Co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.

CFP CAER Building Bridges: Internationalizing Communication (Lithuania)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers: Building Bridges: Internationalizing Communication Theory, Practice and Education, LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania, June 27-29, 2020. Deadline: February 29, 2020.

The Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers (CAER) welcomes submissions that focus on various aspects of communication in, with and about Eastern and Central Europe. This conference will serve as an opportunity to truly “internationalize” the field of communication, providing opportunities for transnational “bridge building” with keynote speakers Robert T. Craig and Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska. Internationalization, as outlined by the National Communication Association and the American Association of State Universities and Colleges accomplishes the goals of making global citizens of our students, linking international academic communities, enhancing national and international security, and enlivening and expanding faculty research and scholarship. CAER seeks to be a place where through scholarship we transcend many of the divisions of politics or geography, finding common ground through the language and practice of communication research.

IN AN AGE OF POLARIZATION, WE UNITE AND BUILD BRIDGES.

CFP Global Media & Information Literacy 2018 (Lithuania)

ConferencesCall for Papers – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 Feature Conference and MILID Yearbook 2018. Deadline: 30 May 2018.

The annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be celebrated this year from 24 to 31 October under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers and Change Makers”. UNESCO, UNAOC, the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnership on MIL (GAPMIL), in partnership with local hosts Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and University of Latvia (Latvia), are pleased to invite proposals for academic papers and case study/project-related presentations for the Global MIL Week 2018 Feature Conference, the Eighth MILID Conference. It will be held from 24 to 25 October 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

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LCC International U Job: Chair of Communication (Lithuania)

Job adsChairperson, Department of Communication at LCC International University, Lithuania

LCC International University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication, to begin Fall 2018. The position involves chair’s duties, teaching courses in the department, advising, and participating in the active intellectual life of the campus. The position offers unique opportunities such as travel and teaching/research in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Western and Eastern Europe.

The University: LCC International University is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts university located in the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. All instruction is in English and our 550 students come from 30+ countries.

The Communication Department offers a BA degree in Communication. In the three years since its inception, the Communication major has become the second largest undergraduate major at LCC, with an increasing popularity among prospective students, and over 90 current students. Current faculty areas of specialization include: Rhetoric, Political Communication, Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Communication Ethics, Organizational Communication, and Public Relations. The new Chair may reinforce or expand these areas of department identity and expertise.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with a preferred start date of August 2018.

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CFP Intercultural Dialogue (Lithuania)

Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” (Minsk, Belarus) invites proposals from those who wish to take part in the Intercultural Dialogue Section of the 6th International Congress of Belarusian Studies that will be held on 7-9 October 2016 in Kaunas (Lithuania).

Topics for discussion:
Will intercultural dialogue become an alternative model of assimilation and multiculturalism?
Can it contribute to overcoming of the European crisis (euro zone crisis, terrorist attacks, problem of refugees, war in Ukraine)?
How does it correlate with a conflict of values, adaptation and integration, concept of solidarity laid down in the Lisbon Treaty of the European Union?
Does it comply with the modern ideology of nationalism of the European and post-colonial nations?
Does it build national and European identity and what role does it play in the modern Belarusian nation-building?

Deadline: July, 15, 2016

Please send a title and 1-2 page summary of a 15-20 minute talk via email to the organizer of this session, Liubou Uladykouskaja, Director General of the Institution “Intercultural Dialogue” in Minsk.

Vilnius Centre for Intercultural Dialogue

On 20 May [2011] in Vilnius, Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Egidijus Meilunas and representative from Poland’s Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze) Malgorzata Czyzewska discussed the events that are being organized on the occasion of the one hundredth birth anniversary of poet Czeslaw Milosz and activities of the Centre for Intercultural Dialogue that will soon be opened, reported BC the press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Egidijus Meilunas and Malgorzata Czyzewska, 20.05.2011. Photo: urm.lt
Egidijus Meilunas and Malgorzata Czyzewska, 20.05.2011. Photo: urm.lt

Czyzewska acquainted the Deputy Minister with plans of the Borderland Foundation on 30 June, on the eve of taking over the Presidency of the European Union by Poland and on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of poet Czeslaw Milosz, to open the Centre for Intercultural Dialogue in the town of Krasnogruda on the Lithuanian-Polish border. The Centre will be dedicated to the strengthening of cross-cultural dialogue in the borderlands of various countries in the world and to the research of such dialogues. According to Czyzewska, the experience that was accumulated over twenty years of the Foundation’s activities will allow to build bridges between the closest neighbours: Belarusians, Poles, Lithuanians and Russians from the Kaliningrad region. The Centre will contribute with education, research, publishing and cultural activities. In her opinion, exchanges of people in culture, historians, teachers and youth from neighbouring countries and cooperation will take place at the Centre.

Deputy Minister Meilunas welcomed the Foundation’s initiative and emphasized the benefits.

“These activities are very necessary. It is important to have and strengthen the dialogue between Lithuanian and Polish people in culture. It is particularly symbolic that the Centre will operate in the borderlands of a few countries, in a manor that was the property of the family of Milosz, the ‘last national of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania’ in the interwar period,” Deputy Minister Meilunas said.

For further information, see the original article published in The Baltic Course, 27 May 2011.