Сonference on Communication and Global Power Shifts in Vancouver, June 7-9

International Association for Media and Communication Research

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In 2013 the School of Communication at SFU is celebrating forty years of Communication studies at Simon Fraser University with events and newprograms we hope you and your colleagues and students will join us in. Please circulate the following information widely.

We are holding a conference on Communication and Global Power Shifts in
Vancouver, June 7-9, immediately following the Canadian Communication
Association congress in Victoria. After the conference we are hosting an
international summer school June 3-14 on the same theme. And in
September 2013 we are also inaugurating a new MA program in Global
Communication, jointly with the Communication University of China.

For more information see below and click on the links.

We hope you can join us.

Alison Beale
Director, Communication, SFU


M.A. Double Degree in Global Communication

The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University has a 40-year
tradition of shaping the advanced study of communication. True to the
university’s philosophy of ‘Engaging the World’ the School is offering a
new international double degree program in Vancouver and Beijing.

Studying in a single cohort of Chinese, Canadian and international
students, candidates for the M.A. Double Degree in Global Communication
complete coursework, research projects and field placements in a
rigorous two-year program on both sides of the Pacific. All students
spend their first year at SFU’s campuses in Vancouver and Burnaby. Year
Two of the program takes place at the CUC campus in Beijing. The
language of instruction is English, but students are required to
demonstrate basic proficiency in Mandarin or complete a non-credit
introductory course. Graduates are awarded an M.A. in Communication from
SFU and an M.A. in Communication from the CUC.

Students are expected to complete a minimum number of mandatory and
elective credits at both universities. SFU courses cover topics ranging
from communication and global power shifts to the role of communication
in social justice. At the CUC, core courses cover Chinese media and
society along with regional communication and cultural industries. Full
details on course offerings and requirements are available here

A field placement component in each year is a key feature of the
program. Students partner with government, industry or civil society
organizations to apply their knowledge and engage with topical issues.
At the end of each academic year students complete a capstone research
essay advised by professors at both institutions.

The School of Communication at SFU is pleased to offer competitive
entrance scholarships worth $23,000 each. China Scholarship Council
awards, covering a full year’s tuition and living expenses, will also be
available to outstanding students entering their second year of the
program. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit; further
information on tuition and student funding can be found here

Prospective students are encouraged to apply for the Fall 2013 intake by
the application deadline – February 1, 2013 at

Communication and Global Power Shifts: An International Conference in
Celebration of the
40th Anniversary of the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, Canada, June 7-9, 2013

The volatile and chaotic nature of the current global system and the
central role of ‘communicative capital’ in the constitution of the
crisis-ridden global order bring new urgency to efforts to critically
analyze enduring issues and new dynamics in global communications. A
critical perspective requires that we look beyond dominant ‘power shift’
discourses, which focus primarily on the changing ‘balance of power’
among states, to consider other emerging power shifts, from the global
workforce to transnational capital and from established institutions and
entrenched power structures to networked individuals and ‘multitudes.’
The ongoing restructuring of the global political economy is at once
challenging and accentuating existing forms of domination.

Call for Papers:

This multifaceted topic invites interdisciplinary and multidimensional
analysis, from the perspectives of political economy and policy,
critical cultural analysis, and technology and society studies. The most
promising lines of inquiry will involve projects that address political
economy and cultural politics as they intersect critical categories such
as empire, class, nation, race, and gender. Relevant topics include but
are not limited to:

* Historical and theoretical analysis of communication and global power
* 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

Please submit paper proposals of 250 words to Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. by February
1, 2013 . Include a short biography (75 words).

Summer School: Communication and Global Power Shifts
Simon Fraser University June 3-14, 2013

In addition to lecturers from the four sponsoring institutions (Enda
Brophy, Robert Hackett, Zhengrong Hu, 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. Conference
keynote speaker is Taiaiake Alfred, and plenary panelists are Mark
Andrejevic, Glen Coulthard, Guillermo Mastrini, Richard Maxwell, Raka
Shome, Audra Simpson, and Dolores van der Wey.

For more information on the Summer School see the link on the School of
Communication website, or contact Ms. Birgit Schroeder at Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. .

Estela Acosta y Lara
Fundación Comunica
Pablo de María 1036
Montevideo, Uruguay

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