Societies Under Siege: Media, Government, Politics and...

Societies Under Siege: Media, Government, Politics and Citizens' Freedoms in an Age of Terrorism

Уважаемые коллеги!

Предлагаем Вашему вниманию приглашение к участию в конференции *Societies Under Siege: Media, Government, Politics and Citizens' Freedoms in an Age of Terrorism*, которая пройдет в Kadir Has University в Турции
28–30 апреля 2009 года.

Актуально до 9 января 2009 

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce an upcoming international conference on
*Conflict, Terrorism and Society*, to be held at Kadir Has University on April 28 — April 30, 2009. The keynote speakers of the conference are famous terrorism experts Yonah Alexander and Brian Jenkins.

The Organising Committee cordially invites you to submit papers and posters. Please visit the Call for Papers web page for submission details.

Below are a copy of the Call for Papers and information regarding the conference. For more information on the program, registration, conference venue, transportation and accomodation, please visit the

More details on the conference, including keynote speakers, will be posted as arrangements are finalized.

On behalf of the conference organising committee, we look forward to your participation in this conference.

*Conference Name*: «Societies Under Siege: Media, Government, Politics and Citizens' Freedoms in an Age of Terrorism»

*Place:* Kadir Has University, Istanbul, TURKEY

*Date:* April 28, 2009 — April 30, 2009.

*Language of Papers:* English.

*Conference website*:

*Contact*: #.

*Call for Papers:*

For many years, terrorism has been a hot button issue that has
preoccupied academics, media professionals and citizens throughout the world. Terrorism itself is a contested concept and different societies/nations/groups have had divergent experiences with terrorism.
Until the catastrophic events of 9/11 and the consequences set into motion for the world, United States' experience with international terrorism was limited. Reactions to those events, through passage of laws, vigorous police measures, and military initiatives have placed the United States on a continuous war footing. The new measures adopted both in US and worldwide put restraints on freedoms, such as freedom of expression and of the press, that Americans themselves cherished and
exported to other nations.

Unlike the recent US experience, Turkey has long suffered from terrorism and its legal, moral and social consequences. The current escalation and spread of international terrorism also threatens other nations with a long history of peace and liberty. Research on the experiences of different nations is expected to better understand aspects of terrorism.

The conference will explore ongoing problems and challenges involving conceptualization of terrorism and its representation in the media on the one hand and ongoing social, political and governmental responses to terrorism on the other.

We are inviting scholars and public figures interested in mass
communications and media studies, law and policy, history, political science, psychology, sociology and education to submit a 500-word maximum proposal on terrorism, conflict and society. Theoretical or empirical issues to be discussed include but are not limited to the

· Cross-cultural differences/similarities in media discourses related to the concept of «terrorism.»

· Patterns in terrorism in self-governing nations.

· Government response to terrorism and freedom of the press

· Law, law enforcement and citizens' rights.

· Media coverage of terrorism, of government responses, and media agenda-setting.

· Psychological and sociological impacts of terrorism.

· Educational responses in an age of terrorism.

Submit a 500 word maximum proposal or paper to:

Banu Baybars-Hawks

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
School of Communications, Kadir Has University, Istanbul-TURKEY
# or,

*Proposals should be submitted in the following order*:
Name of the author (s)

Telephone, fax, and e-mail address


Title of proposal

Body of proposal

You will be notified by January 30, 2009 regarding the status of your proposal.

For further information about the conference, contact:
Dr. Banu Baybars-Hawks (#)

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