Nation Branding in a Globalized World

An International Conference on the Economic, Political, and Cultural Dimensions of Nation Branding

(Berlin; July 29th - August 1st, 2010)

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The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought into the fields of culture, globalization and international relations. In the current international, rapidly globalizing world it is vital that there is continued analysis as well as fresh thought into the fields of culture and international relations, and the way the two interact with one another. The ICD wants to provide the opportunity for discussion of these topics, and the issues that are most important to both scholars and students today.

In this regard, the ICD is welcoming participants of the ICD Academy, CDE and the Nation Branding Conference to submit papers on this subject. The papers can cover any topic within these fields, according to your own particular interests and passions. Participants can also submit work that they have completed in the past for other purposes, ongoing research or a paper written specifically for the International Symposium. Groups of students are allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work.

A jury of experts, including speakers of the conference  will review the papers and those selected as the best will then have the opportunity to be presented by the author to the audience and speakers of the Nation Branding conference (Berlin, 29th July – 01st August, 2010).

The participant papers should be submitted to the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, no later than the 24th of July 2010.
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Prof. Dr. Melissa Aronczyk - Canada
Melissa Aronczyk is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. She teaches courses in critical branding and promotional culture, nationalism and national identity, and political and cultural issues related to globalization. Her current research explores the phenomenon of nation branding and its implications for national space, the production of value and questions of identity in a global context. She is currently writing a book on the topic, Branding the Nation, under contract with Oxford University Press. (download)

Professor Alison Hearn - Canada
Alison Hearn works in the domain of media and culture, media art activism, and on the university as a cultural and political site. She is a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research in Science and Technology at Simon Fraser University, and has taught at several universities in Canada and the United States. She is the co-author of “Outside the Lines: Issues in Interdisciplinary Research” (McGill - Queen's 1996), and is currently writing “Real Incorporated: Explorations in reality television and contemporary visual culture” (download)