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Student and Early Career Blue Sky Workshop: Bridging the North-South Gap 2.0: Internationalization of Communication Studies and the (Untapped) Potential of Communication Technologies

Sun, May 28, 9:30 to 10:45, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Floor: 3, Aqua Salon AB

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Debates about ‘dewesternization or ‘internationalization’ of media and communication scholarship often end with the pessimistic view that power relations determine knowledge production and (may) always favor the Global North. In this Blue Sky Workshop (BSW), we discuss practical solutions that are often overlooked in bridging the North-South gap, and in particular, the potential of new communication technologies that are still untapped as well as changing perspectives and/or capacities of early-career scholars in a globalizing world. Our overall question we would like to discuss in this BSW is: Can students and early-career scholars turn the tide of the Global North-South divide by utilizing the (full) potential of communication technologies?

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