NCA Partners on Beijing Conference
The inaugural conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization took place in Beijing, China, May 23-24. Jointly sponsored by the Communication University of China (CUC) and NCA, the conference tackled theory, criticism, and specific examples of communication in action, addressing the ways that U.S. and Chinese officials, publics, media, and grassroots organizers influence one another and global audiences. NCA Second Vice President Stephen Hartnett, Chair of the Department of Communication at University of Colorado, Denver, delivered a keynote lecture entitled “Communication’s Futures in the Age of Globalization; or, Building Better U.S.-China Collaborations.” Communication faculty from the University of Colorado, Denver, Hamilton Bean, Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, and Lisa Keränen also spoke, respectively, about public relations education in China, harmony and dissident art, and using digital media to create bridges across the U.S.-China cultural divide. The team is partnering with the University of Colorado, Denver, CUC, and the NCA Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization for a follow-up conference in June 2016, in Beijing.