The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Center for Research and Communication for Peace (CRCP) hosted scientist and artist Nico Carpentier.
Organized by the Center for Research and Communication for Peace (CRPC), the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Communication Faculty hosted a workshop and book introduction with Prof. Dr. Nico Carpentier. The opening speech of the event that attracted a lot of student and academician attention was delivered by EMU Communication Faculty academic staff member and CRPC board member Asst. Prof. Dr. Aysu Arsoy.
Peace Conference to be Organized
In a statement on the event, CRCP President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metin Ersoy highlighted that they are proud to welcome globally famous academicians in the field of communication to EMU Communication Faculty, indicating that the center will continue to organize activities aimed towards postgraduate students and faculty members. Indicating that their center is run by a team with expertise in the field of peace communication and the Cyprus situation Assoc. Prof. Ersoy delivered the good news that in 2018 EMU will be hosting an international conference on communication and peace.
Practical Abstract Writing
The first part of the two-part workshop focused on how to write conference abstracts. Prof. Carpentier stated that researches know how to write abstracts but sometimes face problems in the application of this knowledge. The first part of the workshop touched upon different conference models, types of conferences, conference selection, selecting a presentation topic, abstract features and abstract evaluation criteria. The second part of the workshop focused on writing a conference abstract and the IAMCR 2018 conference in Eugene (Oregon) was seen as a starting point. The participants were separated in to 4 different groups. After participants individually wrote their own abstracts, selected group spokespeople touched upon the shortcomings and discussed possible improvements.
After the workshop, Prof. Carpentier’s book “The Discursive-Materials Knot” was introduced. Also, “Cyprus and Its Conflicts” a book edited by Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier which includes a section written by EMU Communication Faculty Academic Staff Member Asst. Prof. Dr. Aysu Arsoy was introduced to students and members of academic staff. The book introduction ended after a group photo following a question and answer session.