Research Seminars 2021-22

If you would like a link to any of the 2021- 2022 Research Seminar events, please contact Dmitry Chernobrov at


Wednesday 20 October 2021, 3pm

Book interview: ‘You Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan’

Dr Katherine Brown
President & CEO of Global Ties U.S
Assistant Professor
Georgetown University, USA

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 2pm

'Afghan media: how one country’s journalists went from success story to running for their lives'

Amie Ferris-Rotman
Editor at the Fuller Project
Former Reuters senior correspondent in Afghanistan

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 2pm 

‘Hegemony, Morality and Power: A Gramscian Theory of Public Diplomacy’

Dr Colin Alexander
Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer

November 8-11 2021

International Journalism Week – separate programme of guest speakers

Wednesday 24 November 2021, 2pm

Book interview: ‘War in 140 Characters: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century’

David Patrikarakos
Writer and journalist
Poynter Fellow, Yale University

Please note - this event was postponed. 

‘Engaging Citizens for Climate Change – Challenges for Journalism’

Dr Ester Appelgren
Södertörn University, Sweden
Associate Professor

Wednesday 8 December 2021, 11am

‘Visualising Humanitarian Crises’

Prof. Roland Bleiker
University of Queensland, Australia
Professor of International Relations

Tuesday 1 March 2022, 3pm

Research Showcase Talk: 'The global media 'underdog' and the 'propaganda bullhorn'

Dr Ilya Yablokov
Lecturer in journalism and digital media
University of Sheffield

Wednesday 9 March 2022, 4pm

‘The Evolution of Chinese Soft Power: How China Communicates to the World'

Dr Maria Repnikova
Assistant Professor
Georgia State University

Wednesday 23 March 2022, 3pm

'Covert Influence: How Undisclosed Election Campaigns on Digital Media Steal American Democracy'
(To be followed by a 30 minute informal reception)

Prof Young Mie Kim
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday 27 April 2022, 2pm

Book talk: ‘Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Western Democracies'

Prof Cristian Vaccari
Professor of Political Communication
Loughborough University
International Journal of Press/ Politics

Wednesday 4 May 2022, 2pm

'The limitations of strategic narratives: The Sino-American struggle over the meaning of COVID-19'

Prof Linus Hagström
Professor of Political Science
Swedish Defence University, and

Dr Karl Gustafsson
Associate Professor
Stockholm University

Wednesday 18 May 2022, 2pm

Book Interview: 'The Terrorist Image: Decoding the Islamic State's Photo-Progaganda' 

Charlie Winter
Senior Research Fellow
Kings College London

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