Theme: Strategic Communication, National Security and Peace Building in Nigeria
Special Panel: Managing National Security in a Digital Age
Date: Wednesday, August 31 – Thursday, September 1, 2016
Venue: Bolingo Hotel & Towers, Independent Avenue, Phase II,
Central Business District, Abuja
Arrival: August 30, 2016; Departure: September 2, 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
The role of communication processes in peace building and national security has been widely recognized and acknowledged in discourses on the centrality of communication to national development. Interrogating the literature studies in this regard, there exists a paradigm that the mass media are factors in the equation of peace building and national security.
However, this assertion, as of yet, rests mainly on the general argument on the social role of the media and therefore largely leaves implicit the what and how of such assumed constructive contributions as well as the underlying conceptualization and realization of peace building and national security through the mass media and generic communication activities.
Consequently, the ACSPN invites scholarly papers from members and prospective members, as well as relevant organizations, associations, institutions and agencies in both the private and public sectors, that may wish to address, in any dimension, the theme of its annual conference on Communication, Peace Building and National Security.
Participants should endeavor to explore theoretical, conceptual and contextual issues as they address any of the sub-themes or other very relevant discourses that are relevant to the conference theme. The ACSPN expects contributions that are products of original, innovative and collaborative empirical studies and professional experiences.
Papers should reflect but not restricted to the following sub themes:
- Theoretical and Epistemological Issues in Communication, Peace Building and National Security
- Communication, Mass Media and Diversity
- Communication, Mass Media and National Integration
- Political Communication and National Security
- Political Conflicts and Media Role in Peace Building and National Security
- The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and National Security
- New Media and Nigeria’s Security Challenges
- New Media and Peace Building in Nigeria
- Gender Issues in Communication, Peace Building and National Security
- Professionalism, Journalism and National Security
- Media Social Responsibility and National Security
- Media Ethics and National Security Public Relations and Advertising in the Context of Peace Building and National Security
- Public Relations and Strategic Communication
- Communication and Social Mobilization for Sustainable Development
- Cross-cultural Communication, National Security and National Integration
- Constructing a National Media Space Media Entertainment, Peace-Building and National Security
- Media Representations in a Multi-Ethnic Society Communication Policies on Peace Building and National Security
On any of the sub-themes, an abstract of not more than 300 words (typed using Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing format) should be sent by email not later than 31st of March, 2016. The deadline for submission of full paper (also in the given typesetting format) is 30th of June, 2016.
Contributors should clearly state the sub-themes of their papers.
Abstracts should include affiliation, address and email of authors as specific correspondence will be sent only to confirmed participants as the date approaches.
We anticipate that these and related issues will be of interest to people working in, among other areas, mass communication, media and communication studies, human communication, marketing communication, political communication, peace and conflict studies, development communication, communication consultants, media managers, journalists, producers etc.
The conference fee is N15, 000, £75, $100 (subscribed ACSPN members) N20, 000, £100 $150 (non-ACSPN Participants).
There are a limited number of places available for students at the reduced price of N5,000 (Please indicate if you wish to be considered for one of these places when sending your abstract; or contact us as soon as possible).
All payments to:
Account Name: Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria
Nigeria: (Guaranty Trust Bank, Naira Account No: 0141407323)
Outside Nigeria: (Guaranty Trust Bank, Domiciliary [Euro, Dollars, Pounds] Account No: 0141439012)
Please note: the conference fee does not include accommodation and, unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance.
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