Watch out! Livestream content at the IAMCR 2013

If you can't make it to Dublin, there are a number of sessions available via Livestream throughout the week. We'll be reminding you on @IAMCR2013 when each livestream goes online. These sessions will also be available via webcast after the conference.

Livestream content is available here: Link

Here's the timetable:

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

Wednesday 26 June 2013, 09:00 – 10:30

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.

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 Communications at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Chair: Janet Wasko, President of IAMCR, University of Oregon

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PLENARY NO. 2: A ‘Three-Legged Stool’ ? Environmental & Economic Crises and the Strategic Implications for the Role, Content and Practices of Mediated Communication

Thursday 27 June 2013, 11:00 – 12:30

This plenary session explores the deeper, underlying linkages between the current Economic and Environmental ‘Crises’ and the implications for the role, content, structures and practices of the media of public communication, not least with respect to any environmentally sustainable new model or ‘paradigm’ for social and economic development.

SPEAKERS :
John Bellamy Foster, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon
Richard Maxwell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York.
Chair: Dr Pat Brereton, Head, School of Communications, Dublin City University.

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PLENARY NO. 3: Crisis, ‘Creative’ Destruction and the Affordances of the Digital Moment and Social Media

Date and Time: Friday 28 June 2013, 11:00 – 12:30

In this presentation, Jodi Dean interrogates celebrations of social media that view Twitter as a force of revolution. In considering the ways contemporary networked media entrap users into support for capitalism, it sets out five types of exploitation specific to the new communication order.

SPEAKER:
Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

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PLENARY NO. 4: Closing Plenary Session   -- Livestream cancelled

Saturday 29 June 2013, 16:00 – 17:00

SPEAKERS:
Janet Wasko, President of IAMCR, University of Oregon
Maria Michalis, General Secretary IAMCR, University of Westminster
Usha Raman, member of the Hyderabad LOC hosting IAMCR-2014
Chair: Janet Wasko, President of IAMCR

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