Established in 2006 within the roof of Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Communication Faculty, the Center for Research and Communication for Peace (CRCP) commenced preparations for the 6th International Conference in Communication and Media Studies which will be held online on 25-26 November 2021.
This year’s theme is set as “Peace, Intersectionalism and Uncertainties”. The conference which will host numerous presentations and scientific events will provide an opportunity to scholars, scientists, young researchers and postgraduate students to exchange their experiences and research outcomes on peace and communication intersectionalism.
The conference aims to provide a platform for researchers to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends and concerns arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, practical difficulties encountered, and solutions emerging in the field of Communication and Media Studies.
Presentations in 11 Key Areas
To be delivered in two languages, English and Turkish, the conference will host presentations from 11 different key areas; Peace and War Peace Journalism, Visualizing Peace / Peace through Art, Gender and Intersectionalism, Equality, Differentiation and Participation, Environment Crisis, Peace for Global Warming (Heating) and Climate Change, Race and Ethnical Students and Peace, Public Relations and Peace-building, Social Justice and Digital Gap, Human Mobility, Immigration and Territorialisation, Peace in Education – Education for Peace.
Center for Research and Communication for Peace (CRCP) founding President Prof. Dr. Sevda Alankuş and, Northumbria University academic staff member and Sierra Leone Right to Access Information Commission Chairman Dr. İbrahim Seaga Shaw will deliver presentation during the event’s opening session.
According to the statement made by the Center for Research and Communication for Peace, the conference aims to seek ways of multi-communal and multi-disciplinary cooperation in the fields of media and peace journalism in a divided island like Cyprus. In addition, the center aims to carry out a series of activities in communication education that can contribute to peace in the region and in the world.
In the statement, it was stated that hundreds of academicians, researchers, journalists and activists have been hosted during the previous five international conferences organized by the center since its establishment, and it was stated that the sixth conference to be held this year is expected to be attended by media professionals, academics, researchers, graduate students and activists from the region and the world.
The members of Center for Research and Communication for Peace is EMU Communication Faculty academic staff members are; Prof. Dr. Hanife Aliefendioğlu (Co-president), Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Türksoy (Co-president), Dr. Vasvi Çiftçioğlu (Co-president), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ülfet Kutoğlu (member), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysu Arsoy (member), Assist. Prof. Dr. Yetin Arslan (member) and Dr. Engin Aluç (member).
Moreover, this year the Central Board of Directors established an international advisory board for the first time. The committee in question consists of Prof. Dr. Sevda Alankuş, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metin Ersoy, Prof. Dr. Süleyman İrvan, Prof. Nico Carpentier, Prof. Dr. Maria Hadjipavlou, Magda Zenon, Prof. Dr. Barış Çoban, Louzos Loukaidis, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Sözen and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rebecca Bryant.