Saturday, June 25, 2011

International Conference: Identity and Intercultural Communication

Bucharest, Romania, September 26-27, 2011

Center for Research in Communication Institut de la Communication
Cox International Center SNSPA
Université Lyon2
University of Georgia
*In collaboration with Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission*

This conference aims to address issues such as the role of media in creating and enhancing local, regional, national, or transnational identities based on cultural, ethnic, and racial relationships, and the impact of the new communication technologies on the identity and strategies of professional organizations. Based on this perspective of intercultural communication, we are interested in what are the entities that are involved in the dialog, the dynamics of multicultural environment and the social discourses, and the changes in the construction of self-identity in the relationship with the Other.

Identity Meeting Otherness; The New Technologies and the Communication of Professionals’ Identities; The Role of the European Public Sphere in the Configuration of a Transnational Identity (more information at:

Keynote speaker
Hans-Jörg Trenz – ARENA Center for European Studies, Norway Scientific Committee
Alina Bârgăoanu – National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Claudine Carluer – Université Stendhal Grenoble, France Dominique Desjeux – Université Paris Descartes, France Dorina Guţu – Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, Romania
Jisu Huh – University of Minnesota, USA Adrian Lesenciuc – "Henri Coanda" Air Force Academy, Romania Mira Moshe – Ariel University Center of Samaria, Israel Remus Pricopie – National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Klaus Schönbach – University of Vienna Andrea Semprini – Univ. Lyon 2, France Jean-Claude Soulages – Univ. Lyon 2, France Claes De Vreese – University of Amsterdam, Nederland David Weaver – Indiana University, USA

Important Deadlines
June 25, 2011: abstract submission; July 10, 2011: abstract acceptance (notification of authors); August 15, 2011: full paper submission;

The abstracts (max. 500 words followed by 3-5 keywords) will be submitted for review in electronic MS Word format. Please provide the full names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors, indicating the contact author. There will be accepted only one paper for each participant as a first author. Abstracts will be submitted online to the following e-mail address: (or The official languages of the conference are English and French.
The authors will receive confirmation via email.

Selected papers will be published, after the conference, in the conference volume. To this end, full papers will be re-submitted to peer-review process.

All manuscripts submitted must follow the most recent version of the APA style guide (American Psychological Association Publication Manual).

Conference fee
Conference fee is 100 euro / participant. For PhD and MA candidates the conference fee is 50 euro / participant.

Information and contacts
Further information and updates regarding conference venue, registration, conference program, and accommodation details will be avilable in due time on the conference website:

Organizing Committee
Lee B. Becker, University of Georgia Nicoleta Corbu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration Mihai Moroiu, Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission Dana Popescu Jourdy, Université Lyon2 Elizabeth Vercher, Université Lyon 2 Tudor Vlad, University of Georgia

Conference email: (or

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