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"Think Peace, Talk Peace, Cultivate Peace"

In a world characterized by the growing instability and division between individuals and between groups in a society, the interest towards peace building is globally increasing. Deep social changes and challenges especially generated by technological innovations not only trigger us to think more creatively about the volatile future, also shows us that promoting and building peace in all fields of life is fundamental. We strongly believe that making the connection between peace-building and communication helps citizens all over the world to enhance their level of understanding, tolerance, and empathy to each other. It is, therefore, necessary to gain a better grasp of the theories and practices on building peace and communicating peace, to analyze the role of communication and conventional (as well as social) media in peace building, and to map the emerging problems and challenges for communication, media and peace journalism research.

The Center of Research and Communication for Peace in the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at Eastern Mediterranean University invites submissions addressing the general theme of "Think Peace, Talk Peace, Cultivate Peace". CRCP 2018 Conference will be held between 8th - 9th of November, 2018 in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus. The conference aims at bringing together scholars, early stage researchers, and graduate students to present their research and exchange ideas in a range of topics including, but not limited to: 

 TOPICS

  • Peace Journalism
  • Peace Education
  • Terrorism
  • Strategic Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Political Communication
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Community Media
  • Cyber Democracy
  • New Social Movements
  • Crisis Management
  • Refugee and Minorities
  • Pop Democracy
  • Political Violence
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Gender Identity 
  • Social Media
  • Marketing Communication
  • Peace Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Media Literacy 
  • LGBT Rights
Türkçe bildiriler de kabul edilecektir / Papers in Turkish will also be accepted
Paper presentation [20 + 10 mins] 

The proposal should indicate the purpose of the study and its relevance to the theme of the conference. It can describe completed research or research in progress. For completed research, the methodology including the data collection and analysis procedures and the findings should be provided. For research in progress, steps related to the data collection and analysis processes should be described. For either submission, the proposal should include actual or anticipated results and their implications for future practices or further research. 

Proceeding Book - Full Paper Submission

 Selected proceedings of this conference is expected to be published in the peer-reviewed conference book following the conference. Please use the most recent APA style and formatting in your paper. Full papers should be maximum 5000-6000 words.