The NPCU is co-organising an international conference in Central London on 18-19 May 2009, entitled Reframing the Nation: Media Publics and Strategic Narratives. This is the latest in a series of events examining how states use media to project their identity and interests in order to achieve strategic goals in the global arena, and the ways in which citizens respond to - and contribute to - these narratives. The conference brings together scholars from international relations, diplomacy studies, media and communications, and sociology, as well as media and policy practitioners.
Keynote speakers include:
Sir Lawrence Freedman (King's College, London)
Nick Cull (Annenberg School, University of Southern California)
Laura Roselle (Elon University)
Philip Seib (Annenberg School, University of Southern California)
Paschal Preston (Dublin City University)
Annabelle Sreberny, SOAS
For details, including information for prospective participants, click here.