Plenary No. 1: A Largely ‘Western’ Financial Crisis ? - Implications for Shifts in Geo-Political and Global Communication Orders

TitlePlenary No. 1: A Largely ‘Western’ Financial Crisis ? - Implications for Shifts in Geo-Political and Global Communication Orders
Publication TypeConference Paper
Author(s)Wasko, J., Z. Hu, F. B. Nyamnjoh, and A. Sreberny
Affiliation (1st Chair)University of Oregon (Chair: Janet Wasko, President of IAMCR)
Section or WGPlenary
DateWed 26 June
Slot CodePlenary Session
Slot Code (Keyword)Plenary Session
Time of Session9:00-10:30
RoomMahony Hall, the Helix building [ also relayed to The Theatre, the Helix ]
Session TitleA Largely ‘Western’ Financial Crisis ? - Implications for Shifts in Geo-Political and Global Communication Orders
Presentations

The current financial and economic crisis is frequently referred to as a ‘Western’ affair. However, some influential researchers, not least Giovanni Arrighi, have emphasized how such long wave crises can serve to amplify or accelerate fundamental shifts in geo-political relations and power structures. At the same time, researchers from our own and neighbouring fields talk about ‘soft power’ and other features of the changing forms and patterns of global power associated with the onward march of mediatisation. In this session, some leading scholars, situated in different world regions, consider the implications of the current Western crisis for unfolding shifts in .i) geo-political power and global economic or technological leadership and .ii) in the global communication order or sector.

Date and Time: Wednesday 26 June 2013, 09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Mahony Hall, the Helix building [ also relayed to The Theatre, the Helix ]

SPEAKERS:
Prof. Hu Zhengrong, Vice President of Communications University of China, and Director of the National Centre for Radio & TV Studies, Beijing, China
Prof. Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town. As well as being a highly respected anthropologist and cultural theorist, Francis Nyamnjoh is Novelist and writer
Prof. Annabelle Sreberny, former President of the IAMCR and Chair of Global Media and Commnications. at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Chair: Janet Wasko, President of IAMCR, University of Oregon

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