I am in the midst of final planning for our conference this weekend on the media and conflict resolution. Blog readers (and others) are all invited! The International Media and Conflict Resolution Conference will bring together experts from diverse fields to discuss the influence of different forms of media in the development, escalation, and de-escalation of conflict. An international cadre of journalists, legal academics, psychologists, communication professors, and conflict resolution professionals who live and work in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East will gather at the Law School for sessions analyzing the dynamics of media and conflict resolution in the following topic areas: (1) Separation/Independence; (2) Terrorism; and (3) Elections and Conflict.
In addition to several distinguished law professors, the inter-disciplinary and international panelists will include:
- Professor Eytan Gilboa, Director, Center for International Communication, Bar-Ilan University, and Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California
- Professor Martin Euwema, Department of Psychology, University of Leuven
- Frediano Finucci, Late Night News Chief, Ufficio Centrale del telegiornale La7 Televisioni Spa Telecomitaliamedia
- Andrew Lee, University of Beijing
- Professor Alain Verbeke, Professor of Law, Universities of Leuven and Tilburg; Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School
- Professor Doug McLeod, UW-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication
- Professor Gordon Mitchell, Professor of Communication, University of Pittsburgh; Deputy Director, Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
- Professor Gabriel Weimann, Department of Communications, Haifa University
- Indira Lakshmanan, Journalist, Bloomberg News
You can find more information about the Conference on our website, and I will be blogging more about what we learned next week after the Conference.