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Programme (Pdf)

Friday 1 July

5:00pm Registration & Reception

5:40pm Opening of the School

Powhiri: Mr Mark Brunton, Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha (Kaitakawaenga Rangahau Māori, Facilitator Research Māori, University of Otago)

5:50pm His Worship, Mr David Cull, Mayor of Dunedin

6:00pm Professor Richard Blaikie,  DVC Research & Enterprise, University of Otago

6:10pm Dr Brook Barrington, CEO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Saturday 2 July

8:55am Introduction  Associate Professor Paola Voci, Department of Languages and Cultures

9:00am Professor R.S. Zaharna, American University
Matching Global Communication Reach with Global Communication Mindset

Chair: Associate Professor Paola Voci, Department of Languages and Cultures

9:50am Professor Steven Livingston, The George Washington University
Digital Activists Without Borders: Transnational Advocacy and Information and Communication Technology

Chair: Dr SungYong Lee, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

10:40am Morning Tea

11:10am MFAT Roundtable
Mr Stephen Parker (Chief Media Adviser), Mr Stephen Harris (Divisional Manager, South and South East Asia Division), Mr Reuben Levermore (Special Adviser, International Development Group and former Ambassador to Thailand), Ms Alexandra Lutyens, (Digital Strategist, Communications Division)
Foreign policy through screens, tweets and megaphones –how diplomats and media interact to influence foreign relations

Chair: Mr Del Carlini, Department of Politics

12:00am Lunch

1:00pm  Mr Mike McRoberts, Newsreader, Reporter [Ngāti Kahungunu]
Dad, what's a sunset industry?

Chair: Mr Alex Thong, Department of Media, Film, and Communication

1:50pm  Ms Maramena Roderick, Journalist and Producer, Māori Television
Indigenous News in a Digital World

Chair: Dr Marcelle Dawson, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work

2:40pm Professor David Robie, Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology
Tanah Papua, Asia-Pacific news blind spots and citizen media: From the ‘Act of Free Choice’ betrayal to a social media revolution

Chair: Associate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau, School of Maori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies

3:30pm Afternoon Tea

4:00pm Associate Professor Kerry McCallum, News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra
Shifting media power in policy: Indigenous affairs in Australia

Chair: Mr Andrew Cumpston, Australian High Commission, Deputy High Commissioner

4:50pm Professor David MacDonald, University of Guelph
Indigenous Rights, Settler Wrongs, and Media / Social Media in Canada

Chair: Mr Eliot Lynch, Department of Politics

Sunday 3 July

8:55am Introduction Dr Brett Nicholls, Department of Media, Film, and Communication

9:00am Roundtable
The Panama Papers and whistle-blower journalism
Dr Giovanna Dell’Orto, University of Minnesota
Mr Nicky Hager, Independent Investigative Journalist
Mr Luke Harding, Journalist, The Guardian
Associate Professor Pradip Thomas, University of Queensland

Chair: Dr Bryce Edwards, Department of Politics

9:50am Mr Tom Cochran, US Department of State
From Contacts to Relationships: The Digital Currency of Diplomacy Networks

Chair: Mr Balazs Kiglics, Department of Languages & Cultures

10:40am Morning Tea

11:10am Mr Nicky Hager, Investigative Journalist
The use of public relations and secrecy to exclude the public from foreign policy, military and security issues

Chair: Dr Brett Nicholls, Department of Media, Film, and Communication

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Associate Professor Pradip Thomas, University of Queensland
State and social media in India

Chair: Mr Charles Rowe, Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry for Māori Development

1:50pm Dr Alister Miskimmon, Royal Holloway, University of London
How do we talk nukes?

Chair: Ms Helen Smith, UK High Commission, Deputy High Commissioner

2:40pm Afternoon Tea

3:10pm Associate Professor Giovanna Dell'Orto, University of Minnesota
The critical importance of foreign news to policymaking: Theoretical and practical perspectives

Chair: Professor Robert Patman, Department of Politics

4:00pm Dr Douglas Van Belle, Victoria University of Wellington
The Third Person Effect, Localization and the Mediated Construction of Overseas Disasters: Implications for an Opportunity Model of Foreign Disaster Aid and Disaster Risk Reduction

Chair: Dr Kevin Fisher, Department of Media, Film, and Communication

4:50pm MFAT: From the Audience
Reflecting on the School

5:00pm  Closing