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) 

Abstract:

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.

 

Presenter:

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).  

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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 2, 2018 Seminars & Workshops

 

Monday, 23 July
3pm-4:30pm

Strategic communication in the age of global information warfare: How it works

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

Prof Konstantin Pantserev

Friday, 3 August
3-4pm

Algorithmic cultural recommendation: the coded gaze and Google’s face match up

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

Dr Caro Wilson-Barnao

Friday, 10 August
9:30am-11:00am

Researching Media Platforms: A Research Methods Conversation

Seminar Room, Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower, UQ St Lucia

Dr Angela Wu (New York University)
Friday, 10 August
3-4 pm

LNR ethics information session

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

A/Prof Liz Mackinlay

Friday, 17 August
3-4pm

Host community acculturation orientations, ethnic minority communication, and perceptions toward ethnic minorities: Studies of Chinese Hongkongers

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

Prof Ling Chen
(Hong Kong Baptist University)

Friday, 24 August
3-4pm

Hey Siri! How should I title my talk?

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

Dr Dan Angus

Friday, 31 August
3-4pm

Tastemaking in Post-digital Literary Culture: The Role of Book Blogs

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

Dr Beth Driscoll
(University of Melbourne)

Friday, 7 September
3-4pm

Can We Separate the Art from the Artist? Should We? Moral Character, Artistic Creation, and Ethical Criticism

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

Dr Ted Nannicelli
Friday, 14 September
TBC
HDR forum; Research Data Management workshop; Postgraduate Student Welcome  
Friday, 21 September
3-4pm

Young Adult Fantasy: Policing Genre Boundaries

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

A/Prof Kim Wilkins
Friday, 5 October
3-4pm

Rethinking Postfeminism (and maybe even recent Australian literary history): Australian Chick Lit as the Novel of Feminine Economies of Signs and Spaces

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

Dr Marg Henderson
Wednesday, 28 November
1pm-3:30pm

Workshop - Writing ARC grants: tips and guidance from the experts

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

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Venue

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