ComDev seminar at American University of Paris brings together international group of students and teachers
Hosted by Professor Tanya Elder of the American University in central Paris, the ComDev team was joined by more than 20 MA students at one of the largest Glocal Classroom teaching seminars outside the Öresund region from 10-12 November.
Our ComDev team, led by the course responsible for the Media, Globalization and Development course Hugo Boothby and ComDev program coordinator Tobias Denskus, also met with the Swedish delegation to UNESCO and the local C4D network group before an intensive teaching seminar with inputs from five ComDev teachers and four AUP colleagues.
All in all a great opportunity to network with colleagues, students and the Communication for Development community!
We were also lucky that one of our students, Conor Ashleigh, is a freelance photographer and he kindly provided one of the photos for this post.
Organized as a collaborative event between ComDev, the Malmö Institute of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER), the Transit Europe international conference explores the current refugee situation in the framework of media, communication and governance, in particular humanitarian technologies and communication.
Keynote speakers of include Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA), Mirca Madianou (Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, UK) & more.
During the conference the Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and the Cultural Return anthology will be also be launched based on the Ørecomm conference in 2014.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Malmö University’s Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham + Ørecomm co-directors Oscar Hemer and Thomas Tufte
||The “refugee crisis” and its multiple implications
Joaquín Arango, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
||The stories we tell: How Diversity is Narrated and Community is Created in two Copenhagen Neighborhoods
Garbi Schmidt, Roskilde University
(Chair: Maja Povrzanović Frykman. Discussant: Anna Lundberg, Malmö University)
||Refugee Migration: Research and activism. Current and up-coming projects in and around Malmö
Joshka Wessels, Lund University, Laid Bouakaz, Malmö University (Chair: Anders Høg Hansen)
||Book launch: Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
(eds. Oscar Hemer & Thomas Tufte, Nordicom)
Friday, 23 September 2016
||Communication in the society of difference: Between pluralism and (dis)engagement
Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University
(Chair: Oscar Hemer. Discussants: Kerry Bystrom, Bard College & Thomas Tufte, University of Leicester)
||UNICEF’s humanitarian programming in Europe. A communication perspective
Rafael Obregón, UNICEF, (Chair: Thomas Tufte. Discussant: Norbert Wildermuth, Roskilde University)
|Humanitarian Technologies. From ideals of participation to practices of governance in emergencies and disaster recovery
Mirca Madianou, Goldsmiths’ College, London
(Chair: Tobias Denskus, Malmö University. Discussant: Lisa Ann Richey, Roskilde University)
||Parallel paper sessions.
NICOE11 (main lecture hall), NIC0502, NIC05 K3 Studio (5th floor by the ‘C’ elevator)A (NICOE11) Paper session (chair: Norbert Wildermuth, Roskilde University)Liberal Media Intervention in Post-War Settings: Insights from the Epistemologies of the South. Sofia José Santos and Teresa Almeida Cravo, University of Coimbra
“News-you-can-use”: The role of dialogue in providing vital Information to refugees in Europe. Victoria Jack, Internews
The Refugee Crisis, Political Opportunities & Threats and Transnational Solidarity Organizations in Greece and Denmark. Maria Kousis, Hans-Jörg Trenz, Angelos Loukakis, Kostas Kanellopoulos, University of Crete, and Deniz Neriman Duru, University of Copenhagen
An analytics of civic agency and social media – the case of refugee volunteering. Julie Uldam and Anne Kaun, Roskilde University
B (NIC05 K3 Studio) Paper session (chair: Erliza López Pedersen)
The mediation of waiting: a case study on the experience of transit among Iraqi refugees in Jordan. Mirjam A. Twigt, University of Leicester
Migration and integration : technologies on the refugee route to Europe. Gita Zadnikar, Alma Mater Europaea, Ljubljana
Vectors of Europe: Boats, The Mediterranean Sea and Politics of Movement. Mahmoud Keshavarz and Eric Snodgrass, Malmö University
C (NIC0502) Workshop: Words of War (chair: Ronald Stade, Malmö University)
Politically Correct: The History of a Fighting Concept. Ronald Stade
Creative Intelligence and the Cold War: US Military Investments in Undisciplined Thought 1945-1965. Bregje van Eekelen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
(Optional parallel session: Medea Talk with Marju Lauristin: What will we mean by privacy in the future? Auditorium B 1 http://medea.mah.se/event/medea-talks-marju-lauristin/)
|Panel discussion with all speakers
(Rapporteur: Jo Tacchi, University of Loughborough. Moderator: Oscar Hemer)
In a continuation of previous collaboration around the ‘Glocal Classroom‘, ComDev’s teaching team, led by Mikael Rundberg in Adelaide as well as Ronald Stade and Oscar Hemer in Malmö will be co-facilitating a 4-day Intensive teaching module using educational ICTs to bring on-campus and distance students together in a ‘blended classroom’. The event is organized by long-term ComDev collaborator Professor Susanne Schech at the School of History and International Relations.
The topic, Timor-Leste: Challenges of a new state in the Asian century, aims to equip students with the skills that enable them to perform professionally and socially in an international and multicultural context, as well as building discipline knowledge in international relations and international development. The topic centres on an Intensive held on the Flinders campus in Adelaide, Australia, which distance students participate in real time using educational ICTs including Skype, Flinders Learning Online (FLO), live-streamed video and chat. Central to the learning experience is participation in a synchronous in-person and online conference and simulation.
ComDev students will be able to join the conference and policy simulation; the conference will also be live-streamed and you can contact Micke for additional details.
The full conference program is available here: Timor Leste conference program and will take place on 19-20 April from 7.30-11.30 Swedish time.