Call 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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Chairperson, 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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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.
On 20 May  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
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.