The University of Canterbury in New Zealand this week plays host to a major international symposium based upon the Strategic Narratives approach to international relations advanced by Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin and Laura Roselle. The approach helps to explain how states and other actors in international affairs project and contest narratives about the past, present and future of international relations in order to shape the behaviour of others and steer global order - and history itself - in a certain direction. Strategic narrative research involves researching the formation, projection and reception of narratives in local and global media ecologies. Speakers at this symposium will address that most difficult of questions: how do audiences receive, interpret and respond to narratives of global order and identity?
Miskimmon and O'Loughlin will provide two keynote addresses, and the event features important speakers from China and Ukraine.
A full programme for the event can be downloaded here.
If you are in the area and wish to join, please RSVP to Gabriel Weibl email@example.com for catering purposes.
- Date: Friday 27 February 2015, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
- Location: Undercroft Seminar Room 101, Puaka-James Hight building, Ilam Campus