Strategic Communication at the Age of the Global Information Warfare: How it Works?​

Presented by Professor Konstantin A. Pantserev, Saint-Petersburg State University

Date: Monday 23 July, 2018
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 


The paper is devoted to the problem of ensuring the security in the digital age. It becomes evident that today there is a new up-and-coming social and economic order based on telecommunications, and networking and data processing have become key features of this new way of life. The central place in this new system of public relations belongs to modern information and communication technologies (ICT). But at the same time it is necessary to keep in mind that information technologies, when used effectively, are able to destroy existing orders; to overthrow political regimes which used to be rather stable and influential. That’s why it seems very important not only to create favorable conditions for the development of the ICT-sector in a country, but also to think about how to defend national interests in the field of information. The author points out that the appearance of information and communication technologies does not automatically mean the sustainable development. Basing on the case-study of Egypt, Libya and Syria the author explores the most common methods which have been used in those countries in order to manage the public opinion.



DSc., associated professor Konstantin A. Pantserev is the associated professor at the Chair of the Theory and the History of International Relations in Saint-Petersburg State University, School of International Relations. Director of the International Communication Agency “Sapmar”, Director of the International Center of African Studies, Coordinator at the field of African studies of the International Center for Social and Political Studies and Consulting.

Member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Science at the field of the economic, social, political and cultural development of African countries, Coordinator of Russian – African Strategic Studies Association. Out-of-staff tutor of the Institute of African Studies of Russian Academy of Science. Member of International Studies Association, International Political Science Association, Royal African Society, Russian – Latin American Strategic Studies Association, the International Research and Expert Network on the Communication and Media Management of the EU and Russia Relations - EURUCMNET.

Main research interests are related to the problems of the ensuring of the international information security.  

The author of over 70 research articles.

The author of books: «States of Sub-Saharan Africa on the Way to the Global information Society: Problems and Prospects» (2010) and «States of Sub-Saharan Africa in the System of Modern International Information Relations» (2011).

Coauthor of book: «The Digital Divide: Issues, Recommendations and Research» (2017).

Editor and coauthor of the textbook: «Information Society and International Relations» (2014).  


Prof Konstantin Pantserev


About Research Seminar and Workshop Series


The research seminar and workshop series' occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Unless otherwise advertised, the seminars occur on a Friday afternoon from 3-4 pm in the Digital Learning Space (Room 224) in the Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37).

Semester 1, 2019 Seminars & Workshops


Friday, 1 March

Honours Welcome

Level 6, Michie Building (#9)


Friday, 8 March

The Media, Populism, and Polarization in the German Context

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Bernhard Goodwin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 

Friday, 22 March

Roundtable: On New Dramaturgy

Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)

Katalin Trencsényi (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
Bernadette Cochrane
Kathryn Kelly (QUT)
Stephen Carleton

Friday, 29 March
3-4 pm

Storifying Science: Translating Environment through Ecobiography

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Jessica White
Friday, 12 April

CSC Exchange

Participatory methods to understand decision-making processes of Filipino rice farmers in the face of climate change

Room 208
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Jaime A. Manalo IV 
Research specialist at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

Centre for Communication and Social Change

Friday, 12 April

Streaming, disruption and the evolving cultures of use

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner

Friday, 26 April

Journalism by Numbers: What the Census Tells us about Journalists and Journalism since the 1960s

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Prof Tom O'Regan and Catherine Young

Friday, 3 May

The Pedagogy of Listening / Listening to people in the age of investment thinking

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Linje Manyozo (RMIT)

Friday, 10 May

The Sweden of the South: Australia's Eurovision Love Affair

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Chris Hay
Friday, 17 May

Workshop: non-ARC grant writing workshop

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

A/Prof Kelly Fielding
Friday, 24 May

Transferring Below-the-line Skillsets Across Creative Indisutries in Early Television

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Alex Bevan