Informatics, Communications, and the Media

Market Your Work to the Media

Research Clusters: Informatics, Communications, and the Media
Dates: Friday, 30 November 2012 through Friday, 30 November 2012


This workshop is for faculty affiliated with International and Area Studies Resource Centers and campus communication officers. Attendance is limited to 50 participants – pre-registration is required:


Moderator:   Nancy Benson – Illinois, Department of Journalism 

Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: "Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacy"

Series: International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Research Clusters: Global Studies Education; Informatics, Communications, and the Media
Dates: Wednesday, 18 May 2011 through Saturday, 21 May 2011

Increasingly in these troubling political times qualitative researchers are called upon to make their work relevant. They are encouraged to pursue social justice agendas, to be human rights advocates, to do work that honors the core values of human dignity, and freedom from fear and violence. Many oppose any political agenda, calling for non-activist qualitative research, let the chips fall where they will.

Spring 2011 ICSS Conference: Seeing Eye to Eye

Research Clusters: Informatics, Communications, and the Media
Dates: Friday, 15 April 2011 through Friday, 15 April 2011

Bringing International, National, and Local Perspectives to Social Studies

I Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois

Increase your knowledge of international issues and learn form your peers with guided presentations on lesson plans and resources, vendor exhibits, and expert speakers.

Strategies to Globalize the Research, Teaching and Engagement Missions of UIUC: Challenges of Interdisciplinary and Inter-Professional Cooperation

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) and its faculty Associates, covering all of the colleges and major schools and institutes of the campus, are offering a pre-summit workshop to explore how UIUC's academic agenda and priorities might be reformulated to better orchestrate the disciplinary and professional units of the campus to address global issues.

Qualitative Inquiry in a Time of Global Uncertainty

This 1st conference discussed the issues of governments across the globe attempting to regulate interpretive inquiry, effecting freedom of speech in academia.

Advanced Problems in LIS

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Advanced Problems in LIS
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Global Perspectives
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This course is designed to acquaint students with the issues in international and comparative librarianship. Examines how concepts such as "one-world" and "free flow of information" are valid in the international information arena; the importance of internationalizing library education; role of international information agencies and the need for information policy making.


International IP and public Interest

Mission Statement

Academics in the US and Brazil are developing the International IP in the Public Interest platform as part of a project dedicated to refocusing the debate over access to knowledge goods and the free flow of innovation among creators and consumers.  We blog about issues related to international IP, open access initiatives, and efforts to expand access to knowledge-based goods.  The site also contains pointers to legislation, trade agreements, and other original documents.