A global media and communication conference


OCTOBER 26-28, 2012











10:00-10:45 Baker Center Room 230


Panel Organizer: Dr. Vibert Cambridge (Comm Dev graduate 1988)


Panel Members


Karen Nava (Publications and Art Director, National Council of La Raza; Comm Dev graduate 2000)


Carolyn Walcott (Director of the Centre for Communication Studies, University of Guyana; Comm Dev graduate 2011)


Professor Eric Williams (Associate Professor and Director, School of Media Arts & Studies, Ohio University)


Professor Brian Zahm (Assistant Professor, School of Media Arts & Studies, Ohio University)




Working with Development Agencies: Jobs, Consulting and University Partnerships


11:00-11:45 Baker Center Room 230


Panel Organizer: Dr. David Mould


Panel Members


Dr. Karen Greiner (Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for International Studies and School of Media Arts & Studies, Ohio University)


Lauren Brown Vulanovic (World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas; Comm Dev graduate 2008)


Dr. Yusuf Kalyango (Assistant Professor & Director of the Institute for International Journalism, Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University)




Lunch - 12:00-2:00 Baker Center Room 219

(In the Multicultural Center)





A Conversation with Dr. Rafael Obregon, Chief of the Communication for Development Unit at UNICEF (Comm Dev Graduate 1994)


2:15-3:00 Baker Center Room 230




Communication and Development – Taking the Academic Career Path


3:15-4:00 Baker Center Room 230


Panel Organizer: Dr. Drew McDaniel


Panel Members


Dr. Masudul Biswas (Assistant Professor, Department of Communication/Journalism, Shippensburg University; Comm Dev graduate 2007)


Dr. Vladimir Bratic (Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Hollins University; Comm Dev graduate 2001)


Dr. Hala Guta (Assistant Professor, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University; Comm Dev graduate 2006)


Dr. Musonda Kapatamoyo (Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Comm Dev graduate 2003)


Dr. Patrick Murphy (Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media, Temple University; Comm Dev graduate 1990)




Communication and Development: Past, Present, and Future


4:15-5:00 Baker Center Room 230


Panel Organizer: Dr. Josep Rota




5:00-6:30 Baker Center Rooms 231, 233, and 235

Interactive open spaces

Share your research and ideas.




keynote Speech


7:00-8:00 Baker Center Theater


See the Global Fusion Schedule for Details




Communication & Development Silver Anniversary Party


8:30 – Midnight: 26 Sunnyside Drive in Athens


Come celebrate 25 years of history!


A small donation will be requested to cover food and beverages




FOR MORE INFORMATION email: global.fusion@ohio.edu