Semester One Seminars

If you would like a link to any of the 2021 Semester 1 events, please contact Dmitry Chernobrov at


Wednesday 20 October, 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, 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, 2pm 

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

Dr Colin Alexander
Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer

November 8-11 

International Journalism Week – separate programme of guest speakers

Wednesday 24 November, 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

Postponed until semester 2

‘Engaging Citizens for Climate Change – Challenges for Journalism’

Dr Ester Appelgren
Södertörn University, Sweden
Associate Professor

Wednesday 8 December, 11am

‘Visualising Humanitarian Crises’

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

Sheffield journalism students receiving a prize at the Magazine Academy awards

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