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4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict
Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Call for Presentations:
The framework of human communication raises broad contextual issues that concern relationship, learning and knowledge exchange, and the fundamental nature of humanity. How can we negotiate understanding where those involved have quite different modes of communication, language, specialisations and world views? How can conflict be avoided when disagreement is based upon history, culture, and perception? How might we begin to consider and even appreciate views that are strikingly divergent from our own, and how does communication effectively bridge such difficult conceptual chasms? How are good decisions made and tasks accomplished in an environment where communication is so difficult?
Conflict, the outcome of communication difficulties and entrenched positions, as it activates deeply held values and emotions also challenges individuals, groups and entire nations to embrace change. In this context how communication and conflict are perceived and negotiated will influence how opportunities to establish useful reciprocity are used. In the cut and thrust of everyday life being able to recognise, track, and respond to different levels of communication can be challenging. It may require an appreciation of knowledge and the realities of differences that are alien to our own. Communication in conflict may often force its participants into uncharted territory and the journey to find a common ground upon which to stand is necessarily complicated by competing human agendas.
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference project seeks to explore these and other topics and create dialogue about communication and conflict. We seek submissions from a range of disciplines including communication studies, journalism, public affairs, public relations, philosophy, psychology, literature, management, business studies, information technology, science, the visual and creative arts, music, politics and also actively encourage practitioners and non-academics with an interest in the topic to participate.
1. Non-violent, or Compassionate, Communication
2. Communication, Disputes and Conflict
3. Communication Breakdowns and Breakthroughs
4. Dehumanising Communication
6. Communication in Health and Illness
7. Communication and Decision Making
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme.
What to Send:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
The conference is part of the Probing the Boundaries programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.
Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.
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Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.