Monday, June 27, 2016

Defence, Diplomacy and Development: Global Tasks for Public Relations in the 21st Century

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London College of Communication,
University of the Arts London
9.30am – 4.00pm, 4th July 2016

Conference Itinerary

9.00-9.25 – Coffee and registration
9.25-9.30 – Welcome
9.30-10.00 – Speaker: Stephen Jolly, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department for War Studies, Kings College London, UK
‘The Rainbow in the Dark: The Full Spectrum Approach to Military Influence’
10.00-10.30 – Speaker: Dr Kate Ferguson, Research Associate, Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research, UEA, UK
‘Countering Violent Extremism through Media and Communication Strategies: A review of the evidence’
10.30 – 12.00pm – Panel 1: Civil Society, Conflict and Security
  • Ella Minty, Strategic Communications Consultant – Social Media and its Influence on International Relations
  • Gareth Thompson, London College of Communication, UAL – Messages of Menace: The Digital Public Relations System of Islamic State
  • Dr Joanna Szotek, Royal Holloway, University of London – Strategic Narratives and the Study of Russian Influence in Ukraine
  • Sue Wolstenholme, Ashley PR – Using Good Governance to Build Effective Communication in Ukraine
12.00-12.45 – LUNCH
12.45-13.15 – Speaker: Adrian Monck, Head of Public Engagement, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
‘Public Engagement as a Driver of Change for Good’
13.15-13.45 – Speaker: Eva Grosman, CEO, Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, Northern Ireland
Re-imagining Northern Ireland: Social Change and Public Relations’
13.45- 15.30 – Panel 2 – Civil Society, Transition and Development
  • Professor Olivier Arifon and Vinayak Rajesekhar, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris – Public Diplomacy and Digital Diplomacy: Types of Dialogs between Diplomats & Targets
  • Dr Janis Teruggi & Lawrence Parnell, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. – Public Relations in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Global Initiatives: Advancing Social Progress, Social Justice, and Public Diplomacy Efforts in Transitional Environments
  • Dr. ​Fran├žois Allard-Huver, Paris Sorbonne University, Paris & Julie Escurignan, The University of Roehampton, London – Online Petitioning: A Disruptive Tool and Strategy for Civil Societies’ Public Relations
  • Ryszard Lawniczak, Military University of Technology, Warsaw – Public Relations in Transitional Economies
  • Jem Thomas, Albany Associates – Somalia: Communications on the Ground
15.30 – 16.00 – Closing remarks and drinks
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