Joint Conferences with the Department of Communication and Journalism

In cooperation with the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Smart Family Institute of Communication at the Hebrew University we held two international conferences

A. Conference Title: Political Communication, Conflict, Journalism, Public Opinion, Discourse and Psychological Perspectives

In cooperation with the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Smart Family Institute of Communication at the Hebrew University and with the support of the Social Science Faculty and the Eshkol Institute at the Faculty of Social Science.

The conference discussed different aspects and perspectives on conflict: discourse-related, perspectives centered on narratives, journalism, political communication, as well as psychological perspectives. The program consisted of panels on various topics including:

-          Discourse: Actions, Interactions and Narratives

-          Journalism, Politics and Confl­ict

-          Public Opinion, Political Communication and Political Psychology

-          Political Communication, Confl­ict Research, Public Opinion, Journalism

The conference program included two keynote lectures:

Keynote Lecture I Title: Can Surveys Measure Informed Public Preferences Regarding Government Policies? An Evaluation of the Contingent Valuation Method

Lecturer: Professor Jon Krosnick, Stanford University

Chair and Respondent: Professor Lilach Nir

Keynote Lecture II Title: Re­flections on an Extraordinary Career: Elihu Katz and the Study of Mass Communication and Public Opinion.

Lecturer: Professor Jon Krosnick, Stanford University

Chair: Dr. Meital Balmas

The conference was followed by a research workshop for young researchers and doctoral students led by the keynote guest lecturer, Professor Jon Krosnick from Stanford University.

This very successful event - attended by various scholars including senior professors, young researchers and doctoral students as well as other university graduates and current undergraduate students - received excellent feedback from both audience and speakers who participated in the conference.

Conference Chairs: Professor Ifat Maoz and Professor Paul Frosh

Dates: March 14th-15th, 2016

Room 501, Maiersdorf Faculty Club

B. Conference Title: Ethics, Culture and History: New Media, Communication Technology, Visual Culture and Cinema

In cooperation with the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Smart Family Institute of Communication at the Hebrew University.

The conference discussed different aspects of new media, communication technology, journalism, culture, ethics, conflict and trauma. The program consisted of panels on various topics including:

-          New Media, Culture, Conflict, Religion and Technology

-          Mediation and the Suffering of Others

-          Cinema, Conflict and Trauma

The program included two keynote lectures and a special plenary session in honor of Professor Elihu Katz:

Keynote Lecture I Title: Towards a Post-Humanitarian Solidarity? Historical Change in the Affectivities of Global Politics

Lecturer: Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics and Political Science

Chair: Professor Paul Frosh

Respondent: Dr. Amit Pinchevski

Keynote Lecture II Title: Affective Publics: News Story Telling, Sentiment and Twitter

Greetings: Professor Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University.

Lecturer: Professor Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Chair: Dr. Nicholas John

Respondent: Dr. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt

Special Plenary Session Title: Chance, Ambivalence and Path- Dependence

Lecturer: Professor Elihu Katz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Chair: Professor Menahem Blondheim

The conference was followed by two research workshops for young researchers and doctoral students led by the keynote guest lecturers, Professor Lilie Chouliaraki from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Professor Zizi Papacharissi from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The conference, attended by Israel Prize recipient, Professor Elihu Katz, attracted graduate and undergraduate students, research students and young lecturers as well as senior researchers, professors emeriti and guest scholars.

Conference Chairs: Professor Paul Frosh and Professor Ifat Maoz

Dates: May 30th-31st 2016

Room 501, Maiersdorf Faculty Club

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