NCA Members Travel to Beijing for International Conference
The Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization conference took place June 17-19 in Beijing, China. The conference, co-sponsored by NCA and the Communication University of China, addressed broad issues in communication, including how China and the United States are positioned to influence notions of democracy, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, environmental priorities, and public health.
Several NCA members attended the conference. NCA First Vice President Stephen Hartnett, NCA Director of Academic and Professional Affairs Trevor Parry-Giles, and NCA member and Co-Chair of the NCA Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization Task Force Qingwen Dong of the University of the Pacific served as keynote speakers during the conference.
As part of his NCA Presidential Initiative, Hartnett appointed the task force to support NCA members’ pursuits of international collaborations in research, teaching, and service. Members of the NCA Task Force met at the conference, conducted a session, planned future programs, and served as chairs and respondents on various panels.
Watch Chinese language news channel CCTV’s coverage of the conference here (only available in Mandarin).