Communication in Crisis Conference Scheduled for Late March
What was initially conceived as a mildly ambitious, regional conference has bloomed into an international affair, featuring presenters from Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Canada. The "Communications in Crisis" conference, organized by PhD students in the Department of Communication and graduate faculty, will take place on campus March 31 - April 1.
The conference will critically examine the concept of "crisis" as it shapes the study and practices of communications. Keynote speaker Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies in the Department of Communication and Culture at New York University, is a world renowned public intellectual. Conference organizers, following review of solicited papers from a number of different perspectives and schools of thought (film, media,cultural studies, critical theory, political economy, etc), have developed a program that promises to be exciting and informative. See www.communicationincrisis.org for details.
February 21, 2006