Provisional Course Schedule of 2013 International Joint Summer School

2013 International Joint Summer School 

Provisional Course Schedule and Seminar Topics (to be finalized)


Monday, June 3 (HC 2510, 10:30-13:20)

Opening and Welcome Remarks by Alison Beale, Professor and Director, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

Y.Z. Zhao, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University

Course Introduction and Overview of Conceptual Framework: Communication, Crisis, and Global Power Shifts


Tuesday, June 4 (HC 2510)

10:30 am -12:30 pm: Lei Zhang, Associate Professor, Communication University of China, China

Deqiang Ji, Assistant Professor, CommunicationUniversity of China

Topic: Reorienting Global CommunicationStudies: A Chinese Perspective

1:30 pm -3:20 pm: Katherine Reilly, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University

Topic: Critical Geopolitics, State-Centric Perspectives on Power Shifts, and Latin America 


Wednesday, June 5 (HC 2510)

10:30 am -12:30 pm: Jack Linchuan Qiu, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Topic: Digital Technologies, Foxconn’s Material Laborers, and Working Class Power in the Global Digital Economy

1:30 pm -3:20 pm: Xin Xin, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster, UK

Topic:  China’s Rise and America’s Decline: A Zero-sum Game?


Thursday, June 6 (HC1530)

10:30 am -12:30 pm: Dan Schiller,Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US

Topic: The Digital Depression and the Political Economy of Communications

1:30 pm -3:20 pm: B.P. Sanjay, Professorand Vice Chancellor, CentralUniversity of Tamil Nadu

Topic: Domestic and Global Dynamics of Power in Indian Media and Communication


Friday, June 7 (HC 2510)

10:30 am -12:30 pm: Karrle Nordentreng,Professor, University of Tampere, Finland

Topic: Lessons from NWICO and Current Debates on Imperialism in Communication

1:30 pm -3:20 pm: Dal Yong Jin, Associate Professor, SFU

Topic: The Nexus of Platform Imperialismand Global Capitalism


Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9: Conference Sessions


Monday, June 10 (HC 2510)

10:30 am -12:30 pm: Richard Maxwell, Professor, City University of New York, US

Topic: Greening the Media

1:30 pm -3:20 pm: Raka Shome, Media and Communication Scholar, New York, US

Topic: Asian Modernities


Tuesday, June 11 (HC 2510)

10:30 am -12:30 pm: Yahya R. Kamalipour, Professor,Purdue University Calumet, US

Topic: The Social Media Revolution and the Uprisings in the Middle East

1:30 pm -3:20 pm: Robert A. Hackett, Professor, School of Communication, SFU

Topic: Media activism and Media Democratization in the Context of Canadian Neoliberalism: Challenging Power, orColluding with It?  

Wednesday, June 12 (HC 2510)

10:30 am -12:30 pm: Rob Prey (DoctoralCandidate), School of Communication, SFU

Topic: The Audience/Prosumer Commodity: Analysis or Analogy?

1:30 pm -3:20 pm: Edna Brophy (AssistantProfessor), School of Communication, SFU

Topic: Labour and Cognitive Capitalism: Composition and Contestation

Thursday, June 13 (HC1520)

10:30 am - 15:20 pm: Summer School Workshop Presentation/Presentation of Certificates of Completion toStudents by Dean Cheryl Geisler, Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology,Simon Fraser University


Friday, June 14, a possible studentself-organizing social event – Picnic at Stanley Park?