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International Affairs Conference 2011


news 27 October 20113:18

Royal Irish Academy Conference for International Affairs 2011

‘Democratisation and New Media'

Friday 25 November

The International Affairs Conference, organised by the Academy’s Committee for International Affairs, is the premier conference on international studies in Ireland, attracting an audience of students, academics, Irish and foreign diplomats and members of the public.

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8.45am Registration

Full price tickets are €50 and student tickets and retired rate is €15 there is also a half day delegate rate of €30. Those wishing to avail of the reduced student rate will be required to present valid student ID on the day of the conference. Click here to register.

Session 1

9.30am Welcome by Professor Luke Drury (President, Royal Irish Academy)
9.40am Address by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Eamonn Gilmore TD
10.30pm Professor Sarah Oates (University of Glasgow): Web Diplomacy 2.0: Opportunities, Threats and Challenges in Exporting Democracy On Line
11.00am Questions and Answers
11.15am Coffee Break

Session 2:

11.30am Mr Michael Foley, Professor Noirin Hayes & Dr Brian O’Neill (Dublin Institute of Technology): Journalism and Child Rights Education: How the Curriculum Can Support Media Development in CEE/CIS Countries
11.45am Dr Ecaterina McDonagh (Dublin City University): Effects of Democracy Promotion in the Post-Soviet Space: A Comparative Analysis of the EU, the CoE and the OSCE
12.00pm Ms Işil Turkan (University of Strasbourg): Democratisation and New Media Dilemmas: Case Study of Press Freedom in Turkey
12.15pm Questions and Answers

Session 3:

12.30pm Professor Philip Seib (University of Southern California): Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era
1.00pm Questions and Answers
1.15pm Lunch

Session 4:

2.30pm Mr William Echikson (Head of Free Expression Policy, Google): Title TBC
3.00pm Questions and Answers

Session 5:

3.15pm Professor Christian Christensen (Uppsala University): Discourses of Technology and Libertion: State Aid to Net Activists in the Era of ‘Twitter Revolutions’
3.30pm Professor Amit M. Schejter (Pennsylvania State University): Media New and Old in the Struggle for Al A’rakib – A Case Study
3.45pm Mr Paul Candon (Trinity College Dublin): A Triumph of Rhetoric over Practice? The ‘Online Public Sphere’ and Political Discourse in Ireland’s General Election 2011
4.00pm Questions and Answers
4.15pm Coffee Break

Session 6

4.30pm Mr Mark Little (founder of @Storyful): Title TBC
5.00pm Questions and Answers
5.15pm Conclusion of Proceedings

6.00pm Reception & Launch of vol. 22 of Irish Studies in International Affairs, Iveagh House, Department of Foreign Affairs


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