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Postgraduate students studying international communications and development are being given the chance to develop their research ideas at a City University London conference
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Conference to help postgraduate students develop research ideas

Two-day event will include workshops and talks by leading academics

by Ed Grover (Senior Communications Officer)

Postgraduate students studying international communications and development are being given the chance to develop their research ideas at a City University London conference. The two-day event - on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January, 2016 - will allow students to discuss their work during group sessions and hear from leading academics in a series of lectures.

City’s Centre for International Communication and Society (CICS), which is organising the conference, is calling for PhD and Masters students to submit abstracts for papers they wish to present. Students from universities throughout the UK and abroad are welcome to attend the event, called Future perspectives in International Communications and Development: where do we go from here?


Core themes of the conference:

  • Theoretical frameworks on media and development
  • Gender and development programmes; human rights approaches
  • The role of ICTs, NGOS, the state and the market in development
  • Social movements and participatory democracy
  • The future role of the BRIC countries and area studies
  • Sustainable development; development and democratisation.

Speakers will include academics and practitioners, such as NGO representatives and journalists. There will also be talks from experts at organisations partnering CICS for the event, including Loughborough University, the CAMRI research centre at the University of Westminster, the Department of Media and Communications at London School of Economics, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, at the University of Oxford, and the University of Sussex.

The Centre for International Communication and Society is part of the Department of Sociology at City University London.

To submit an abstract, email a maximum of 300 words to Professor Petros Iosifidis or Dr Carolina Matos by 5th January, 2016: p.iosifidis@city.ac.uk; carolina.matos.1@city.ac.uk.

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