Message from the IAMCR President

Welcome to the 2013 IAMCR/AIERI/AIECS Conference!

Or, as they say in Ireland: Céad Míle Fáilte -- A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

As some of us will remember, the IAMCR met at Dublin City University in 1993. After 20 years, we have returned to again share our work, plan future activities, meet new members, and further strengthen our global friendships.

An unprecedented number of abstracts were submitted this year, presenting some daunting challenges for the Local Organizing Committee, led by Paschal Preston, and the organization’s Section and Working Group heads. They all deserve our heartfelt thanks for their hard work and dedication in planning an impressive and exciting conference program.

We gather during a period that has been characterized by a number of crises, a reoccurring theme that has haunted the halls of IAMCR conferences during the last few years. Thus, the conference theme, “Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders,” offers us the possibility of discussing a wide range of issues related to media and communication.

Best wishes for an intellectually stimulating conference and an enjoyable visit to Dublin.

Janet Wasko

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