Seventh Global Communication Association Conference

November 22-24, 2013

Saint Paul University

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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The Communication Galaxy: Discoveries, Boundaries, and Opportunities

The Global Communication Association (GCA) is pleased to announce that its Seventh Annual Conference (
22-24 November 2013), and First in North America, will be hosted by the School of Social Communication and Leadership, Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. Established in 2007, the GCA promotes academic research in global studies among major universities around the world. It facilitates joint projects and research opportunities among scholars, researchers, and students. Particularly, it explores the myriad opportunities and challenges in the areas of teaching, learning, communication development, globalization, mass media, and international cooperation.

A fundamental goal of this conference, therefore, is to showcase the various spheres of our current global communication galaxy, evident in the multi-disciplinary framework of human communication, and to demonstrate different emerging issues in the practice of media and technology. Given the cross- and inter-disciplinary nature of this conference’s theme, scholars, activists, and professionals are invited to submit papers that draw on the various understandings of our communication galaxy, and address (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Access to information, free speech, and freedom of expression
  • Communication and media ethics
  • Crisis communication
  • Globalization, culture, and digital divide
  • Health communication
  • Identity, ethnicity, hybridity, gender, and Diaspora
  • Imperialism and communication history
  • International, transnational, and intercultural communication
  • Media labour, literacy, activism, and hacktivism
  • New media, ICTs, and international development
  • Political economy of media and communication
  • Religion and media
  • Social change, democracy, and media reforms
  • The right to communicate and communication rights


Submissions of individual papers and proposed panels can be in English or French, but must be original work which has not been previously published or presented in any language or format. All submissions must be sent electronically as Word Document attachments to Dr. Aliaa Dakroury, Conference Chair, at

Important Dates

1 May 2013: Submission of proposals
1 June 2013: Notification of decision
1 September  2013: Full papers for conference proceedings
15 September 2013: Revised articles for the Fall 2013 issue of GMJ–CE
15 March 2014: Revised articles for the Spring 2014 issue of GMJ–CE
01 May 2014: Expanded chapters for the edited book

For more information and regular updates, please visit or email the conference organizing committee at


2013 Ottawa Conference