LIRNEasia Dissemination event and Tutorials Singapore: 21-22 June 2010

Fifteen Young Scholars from the Asia-Pacific region will be selected to participate in tutorials taught by recognized scholars and practitioners scheduled to be held before the 2010 International Communication Association conference in Singapore and a research dissemination event, both at the National University of Singapore Kent Ridge Campus. The selected Young Scholars will also attend the conference and have their travel and accommodation expenses covered. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn about doing policy-relevant research and to participate in a leading international scholarly conference.

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Call for Papers: Telecommunications: Ubiquity And Equity In A Broadband Environment

Telecommunications: Ubiquity And Equity In A Broadband Environment will be held on August 26-28, 2010. Wellington, New Zealand. Co-Chaired by Stanford Levin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Bronwyn Howell, Victoria University of Wellington & ISCR

The deployment of increasingly faster and more capable broadband technologies around the world poses significant questions for telecommunications firms, regulators and policy-makers.

Where will these new technologies and the applications they support be made available, what forms will they take, who will provide them and how will they be regulated?

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International Anti-Corruption Conference: Call for workshop proposals

The 14th IACC will feature forty interactive workshops and five plenary sessions, each revolving around one of the key “Global Challenges” of the Conference. The Conference will take place from 10 – 13 November 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Proposals are welcome, from anyone who shares the interest in finding effective solutions to corruption. The call is currently open, so please read through this section carefully to find out just what you need to do to submit a proposal.

Four key global challenges stand out for this year’s Conference. These global challenges in some way or another affect us all – and for this reason we are looking for solution oriented workshop proposals. You can click on the links below to know more about each global challenge and why is it so relevant to address them:

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CALL FOR PAPERS: TPRC – The 38th Research Conference on Communication,Information, and Internet Policy

TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information and internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary practitioners and researchers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations together with policymakers. The purpose of the conference is to acquaint policymakers with the best of recent research and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge requirements of policymakers and industry. The conference agenda will consist of papers selected from reviewed, submitted abstracts, student papers and selected panel submissions.

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Privacy and Identity Management for Life (PrimeLife/IFIP Summer School 2010)

Sixth International Summer School organised jointly by the EU FP7 project PrimeLife  and the IFIP Working Groups 9.2, 9.6/11.7 11.4, 11.6  “Privacy and Identity Management for Life (PrimeLife/IFIP Summer School 2010)” to be held in Helsingborg, Sweden, 2nd – 6th August 2010 in cooperation with the EU FP7 project ETICA.

After the success of the 2009 PrimeLife/IFIP Summer School, the European project PrimeLife and IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing, Working Groups 9.2, 9.6/11.7 11.4, 11.6) will continue their joint cooperation. This year they will hold an International Summer School on the topic of Privacy and Identity Management for Emerging Internet Applications throughout a Person’s Lifetime.

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New Master’s Degree Programme: Department of Sustainability and Peace UNU Graduate School Tokyo, Japan

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution amending the United Nations University (UNU) Charter whereby the UNU has the right to grant master’s degrees and doctorates in December 2009.

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The Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships For 2010 in Social Sciences, Business & Management and Media & Communication Studies

SAGE instituted THE TEJESHWAR SINGH MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS in 2009 to honour Tejeshwar Singh, Managing Director of SAGE India for 25 years and doyen of the publishing industry in South Asia.

ADDITIONAL FELLOWSHIP IN 2010: SAGE is pleased to announce the addition of a third fellowship in the SOCIAL SCIENCES in 2010. Proposals in the areas of social justice–including individual rights, changing lifestyles and the significance of an expanded educated class would be preferred. Preference will be given to proposals that are interdisciplinary in scope. For the purposes of this award social sciences comprise economics, economic and social history, political science, psychology, sociology and social anthropology.

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The Communication Discipline in Asia: An ICA Preconference in Tokyo


The International Communication Association (ICA) and the Communication Association of Japan (CAJ) is organizing the ICA Preconference in Tokyo, to be held 19 and 20 June 2010. Given that the ICA conference will be held in Asia, CAJ would like to take the opportunity to celebrate the occasion by offering a program of some very special events dealing with The Communication Discipline in Asia.

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Call for papers – National Forum on Mobile Applications for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) of India is organizing a National Forum on Mobile Applications. The forum will commence from April 7 to 9, 2010 at New Delhi, India. The theme is “Mobile Applications for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development”. The purpose of the initiative is to consult and appraise the stakeholders regarding global developments in mobile applications, next generation telecom reforms and citizen centric applications of mobile and new media technologies as well as enhance the capacity of various government agencies in conceptualizing and deploying inclusive e-Governance projects. In addition to government agencies, experts from various parts of the globe are invited to share their experiences and learning practices with the participants during three day deliberations.

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