Prof. Ann Cooper BİLGİ’de

Prof. Ann Cooper BİLGİ'deMedya Bölümü ve ABD Konsolosluğu işbilirliği ile Columbia Journalism School öğretim üyesi ve Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) başkanı Prof. Ann Cooper 2 Ekim günü saat 10:30’da üniversitemizde bir konuşma yapacak. Konuşmanın ana teması ABD’de sosyal medya ve gazeteciliğin geleceği olacak.

Ann Cooper is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent with more than 25 years of radio and print reporting experience. She was most recently the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, one of the world’s leading press freedom advocacy groups.
For more than a decade, Cooper’s voice was well known to National Public Radio (NPR) listeners. Appointed as NPR’s first Moscow bureau chief in 1987, Cooper spent five years covering the tumultuous events of the final years of Soviet communism. She co-edited a book, “Russia at the Barricades,” about the August 1991 failed coup attempt in Moscow. From 1992 to 1995 Cooper was NPR’s bureau chief in Johannesburg, and she later covered the United Nations for NPR.
Before joining NPR, Cooper reported for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Capitol Hill News Service, Congressional Quarterly, the Baltimore Sun, and National Journal magazine. Cooper’s coverage of South Africa’s first all-race elections in 1994 won NPR a duPont-Columbia silver baton for excellence in broadcast journalism. She has been an Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where she studied refugee issues and produced a series on refugee policy for NPR. In 2003 she was the James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at State University of New York in New Paltz.
Cooper is a journalism graduate of Iowa State University (ISU), which honored her with the 1997 James W. Schwartz award for service to journalism, and in October 2006, presented her with the Alumni Merit Award, given “for outstanding contributions to human welfare that transcend purely professional accomplishments and bring honor to the university.”

Call for Paper Abstracts—Local journalism around the world: professional practices, economic foundations, and political implications

photodune-715820-dictionary-series-journalist-xsThe Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford is seeking abstracts of papers for possible presentation at its conference, “Local journalism around the world: professional practices, economic foundations, and political implications,” February 27-28, 2014.

Most journalism is practiced—and most news media organizations are based—at the local level. Yet journalism studies overwhelmingly focus on national and international journalism and most debates over the future of journalism remains oriented towards a limited number of exceptional and often nationally or internationally-oriented news media organizations. This focus threatens to undermine our ability to understand journalism and its role in society. The conference will focus on local journalism around the world, exploring professional practices, economic foundations, and the social and political implications of local journalism as it is actually practiced today.

Abstracts of papers are sought on topics such as—

• Relations between local journalists and local business and political elites

• The role of local media as part of communities

• The journalistic, economic, and democratic track-record of locally-oriented online-only media

• The work conditions and everyday practices of local journalists

• The (in)ability of national media to cover local affairs

• The role of social networking sites and new mobile media in local news production and use

• How existing local and regional news organizations are dealing with current changes in the media business (whether growth as in many emerging economies or retrenchment as in many high-income countries)

• Local journalism as a business

• Local journalism as a part of social or political conflicts

• New alternatives to established forms of local journalism (hyperlocal websites, etc)

300-500 word abstracts outlining the topic, methodological and theoretical approach and empirical basis should be submitted by October 13, 2013. Notification of selected abstracts will be made by October 31, 2013.

The aim of the conference is to collect the best papers for a special issue or edited book on local journalism around the world. Submissions should be sent electronically or by post to:

 

Prof. Robert G. Picard

Director of Research

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

University of Oxford

Oxford OX2 6PS United Kingdom

robert.picard@politics.ox.ac.uk

Bildiri Çağrısı: Savaş ve Siyasal Şiddette Hafıza ve Toplumsal Cinsiyet

facebookimage1Genç Araştırmacılar Konferansı

25-27 Nisan 2014, İstanbul

Sabancı Üniversitesi, Karaköy Minerva Palas

20. yüzyıl savaşlar, soykırımlar ve diğer siyasal şiddet türlerinin yaşandığı bir dönem olmuştur. Bu yüzyıl aynı zamanda feminist ve LGBTQI toplumsal hareketlerinin küresel boyutta mücadele verdiği ve kuramlar geliştirdiği bir döneme de tekabül etmektedir. Bazılarının “hafıza patlaması” olarak nitelendirdiği bir süreçten geçtiğimiz bu günlerde, bu konferans savaşların, soykırımların ve diğer siyasal şiddet türlerinin nasıl hatırlandığını toplumsal cinsiyet merceği altında incelemeyi amaçlamaktadır. Konferansın ele alacağı ana sorular aşağıdakilerle sınırlı olmamakla birlikte şöyledir:

¶  Savaşlar, soykırımlar ve diğer siyasal şiddet türleri (toplumsal) cinsiyet ve cinsellik çerçevesinde nasıl farklı anlatılıyor ve temsil ediliyor?

¶  Savaş esnasında uygulanan cinsel şiddet (toplumsal) cinsiyet ve cinsellik çerçevesinde nasıl hatırlanıyor ve anlatılıyor?

¶  Yazılı, sözlü veya görsel tanıklıklar savaş ve soykırımların hegemonik anlatılarını nasıl pekiştiriyor veya bunlara nasıl karşı çıkıyorlar?

¶  Anıtlar, müzeler ve diğer hafıza mekanları aracılığıyla savaşlar nasıl hatırlanıyor ve cinsiyetlendiriliyor?

¶  Şiddetin etnikleştirilmesi ve ırksallaştırılması toplumsal cinsiyete dayalı hafıza oluşumunu nasıl etkiliyor?

¶  Savaş, soykırım ve diğer siyasal şiddet türlerini ele alan film, (oto)biyografik metinler, edebiyat ve popüler kültür öğeleri “bireysel/özel” ile “kamusal/ulusal/siyasal” arasındaki ilişkiyi nasıl kavramsallaştırıyor?

¶  İnsani müdahaleler, çatışma sonrası süreçler ve geçiş dönemi adaleti nasıl cinsiyetlendiriliyor?

¶  Feminist ve LGBTQI hareketleri savaş hakkında yapılan eleştirel bellek çalışmalarına nasıl bir katkıda bulunuyorlar?

¶  Feminist çalışmaların savaş, militarizm, soykırım ve bellek çalışmaları üzerinde ne tür etki ve müdahaleleri olmaktadır?

¶  Hangi yeni kavram ve teorik çerçeveler (kuir teori, post-kolonyalizm, eleştirel ırk çalışmaları vb.) savaş ve soykırım üzerine yapılan feminist bellek çalışmalarında yeni alanlar açıyor?

¶  Günümüzde savaş ve siyasal şiddetin toplumsal cinsiyet hafızasını temel alan ne tür sivil girişimler vardır? Bu girişimler hesaplaşma/yüzleşme süreçlerine dair ne tür öneriler geliştirmektedir? Bu çalışmalardaki zorluklar ve mücadele deneyimleri nelerdir?

Başvurular:

Bu konferans tüm disiplin ve alanlardan genç araştırmacılara açıktır. Yüksek lisans veya doktora tezi üzerinde çalışan öğrenciler veya lisans eğitimini yeni bitirmiş olan bireyler ile genç bağımsız araştırmacılar konferansa başvuru yapabilirler. Bu konferansın temel amacı toplumsal cinsiyet, hafıza ve siyasal şiddet üzerine araştırma yapan gençleri biraraya getirmek ve araştırma, sivil toplum ve aktivizm alanlarındaki farklı deneyimlerin paylaşılmasını sağlamaktır.

Konferansın dili İngilizce ve Türkçe’dir. Eş zamanlı çeviri yapılacaktır. Başvurular İngilizce veya Türkçe yapılabilir.

Konferansta sunum yapmak isteyenler 300 ila 500 kelimelik bildiri özetlerini, en fazla 200 kelimelik bir özgeçmişle birlikte aşağıdaki e-posta adresine göndermelidir.

Konferansın katılım ücreti yoktur. Öğle yemekleri, çay ve kahve tüm katılımcılarımıza sağlanacaktır. Düzenleme komitesi katılımcıların uygun konaklama bulmalarına yardımcı olacaktır. Sınırlı sayıda konaklama desteği sağlanabilir. Lütfen başvurunuzda konaklama desteği ihtiyacınızı ayrıca belirtiniz.

Son başvuru tarihi 15 Aralık 2013’tür.

Bildiri özetlerini ve sorularınızı şu adrese gönderiniz: younggenderconf@sabanciuniv.edu

Central European University – Sabancı Üniversitesi Ortak Akademik Girişimi Çerçevesinde Düzenlenen geçmiş konferanslar hakkında bilgi almak için: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/genderconf/

Conference: The Mediated City

IP_mediated-2CONFERENCE 1.
Place: London
Dates: 01-03 April 2014
Host: Ravensbourne (University)

CONFERENCE 2.
Place: Los Angeles
Dates: October 2014 (TBC)
Host: Woodbury University

Outline:

The nature of the city is a contested concept. For architects it is generally a question of bricks and mortar – a physical entity. For human geographers it is a place of human interaction and engagement. For filmmakers it is a site for action and futuristic nightmare. For animators and computer programmers it becomes a virtual world – a second life, a SIMulated city. For sociologists, it is a defining aspect of cultural identity. For political activists and theorists, it is a place to ‘occupy’ and the site of the polis.

THE MEDIATED CITY conference offers a platform for multiple and diverse examinations of the city. It aims to bring people together from diverse backgrounds and fragment, multiply and reconfigure our readings of the city; to offer multiple and conflicting discipline perspectives. The intention is to share views of the city as physical entity, online community, film set, photographic backdrop, geographical map, sociological case study, political metaphor, digital or video game etc…. – to examine it as a mediated and shared phenomenon.

Key dates – Conference 1 – London

15 September 2013. Deadline for abstracts / initial proposals

15 January 2014. Deadline for full papers / detailed proposals

01 April 2014. Conference –1

For full details visit: http://architecturemps.com

Geographies of Neoliberalism and Resistance After the Crisis: The State, Violence, and Labour

David_Harvey2University of Oxford – February 15, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Prof David Harvey

Special Appearance: Ward Churchill

Although the global financial crisis of 2008 exposed inherent instabilities and contradictions within the system of capitalist production and speculative finance, neoliberal ideology and policies have become more politically durable, economically ‘necessary’, and culturally hegemonic than ever.  This academic conference engages with the deepening inequalities and structural violence caused by reinvigorated manifestations and re-articulated processes of neoliberalism (exclusion, domination, ‘accumulation by dispossession’).  It seeks to widen the discussion of the present crisis to include analyses of (dis)organised resistance against and amid neoliberalism as well as perspectives of neoliberal crisis in the longue durée, including examinations of structural adjustment programmes, trade liberalisation and the privatisation of public assets since the 1980s in the ‘global South’.

In this moment of post-industrial capitalist globalisation – in which we have witnessed an intensified and militarised global assault on resources, particularly in the global south, acute underemployment and unemployment, deregulation of employment conditions, and untenable ecological destruction – what is the role of the state?  What are the interactions between the state, labour and social justice in different spaces of neoliberalism and resistances to it?  This conference is an opportunity for graduate students engaged in rich theoretical and empirical work on social struggles and (dis)organised resistances against and amid neoliberalism to present their work, discuss with other scholars and imagine new futures.

Proposals for 15-minute presentations on themes and subjects including but not limited to:

  • Privatisation, austerity, social movements and state power
  • Contemporary empire and the global North:South divide
  • Structural violence, militarism, paramilitaries or penal systems
  • Intersectionality (gender, race, class) and social justice
  • Informal or everyday resistances (‘weapons of the weak’)
  • Wagelessness, lifetime unemployment or ‘surplus populations’ (‘bare life’)
  • Unemployment, underemployment or the working poor
  • In/formal workers’ resistance
  • Immaterial and precariat worker organising and struggles
  • Organising across borders, international solidarity in the global supply chain
  • Rupturing an increasingly neoliberal academy

For submission: Please submit a 250-word abstract that includes your name, email address, current level of study, and affiliated institution or organisation (if applicable). Submissions should be sent to: amber.murrey-ndewa@jesus.ox.ac.uk and adam.elliott-cooper@jesus.ox.ac.uk.  Include the words ‘conference abstract’ in subject line and please include your name on the cover letter only.

The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2013. Accepted presenters will receive notification by the middle of October.  The conference will be held at the University of Oxford in February 2014.

Contact: For questions regarding conference details, please contact Amber or Adam at amber.murrey-ndewa@jesus.ox.ac.uk and adam.elliott-cooper@jesus.ox.ac.uk.