2010 Krakow Conference

The Global Communication Association, 2010 Conference
John Paul II Auditorium, The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Krakow, POLAND, October 26-29, 2010

Organized by
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, The Pontifical University of John Paul II

Supported by
Polish Communication Association, Purdue University Calumet, USA, Collegium Civitas

Globalization, Culture and Education in the Information Age

Under the Auspices of:

The Pontifical University of John Paul II, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Collegium Civitas, the Global Communication Association, Purdue University Calumet, USA, and Polish Communication Association.

Aims and Scope:

In today's digital age, intercultural communication, international communication, mass media, new technologies, and education are becoming increasingly intertwined, hence rapidly altering the traditional modes of obtaining information, learning, teaching, and human interaction. Despite these changes, the good news is that the significance of knowledge and education is gaining greater momentum than ever before.

Education remains a key factor for individual growth and national development, and, thanks to the Internet and digital technologies, it will no longer be confined to the geographic boundaries of nation-states. In a world in which practically everything around us is changing in a dizzying pace, it is essential for us to understand the challenges and opportunities of the information age within the contexts of culture, media, education, and globalization. The implication of these dynamic changes will be discussed by researchers, scholars, authors, and professionals, from throughout the world, in a small and uniquely collegial and interactive conference in Krakow, Poland.

For Poland, situated in the center of Europe, a country which in 1989 escaped from communist totalitarianism, globalization in all its facets, especially in communication is nowadays particular challenge. Historically, on one hand this is a place of mass extermination of people during World War II (e.g. Auschwitz created by the Nazis); on the other hand this is a country, which gave to the world one of the most communicative popes in all of history, "the global one", John Paul II.

General Chair
Professor Yahya R. Kamalipour, GCA Founder and Conference Chairman, Purdue University Calumet, USA.

Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Yahya R. Kamalipour
  • Ks. Dr Marek Pytko
  • Prof. Piotr Francuz
  • Dr. Krzysztof Gurba
  • Dr. Tomasz Płudowski

Main conference presentations:

  • Prof. Yahya R. Kamalipour: A Global Journey: Academic Networking and Collaboration.
  • Ks. Prof. Leon Dyczewski: Culture as the Process of Globalization
  • Chancellor Howard Cohen: Quality Education: Comparing Universities on a Global Scale in the Information Age
  • Ks. Prof. Michał Drożdż: Globalization and Universalism in the Teaching of John Paul II
  • Prof. Tomasz Płudowski: Emotion vs. Reason in Persuasive Communication: DeliberativeDemocracy as a Solution to Conflict and Culture Wars?​

Click here to download the Call for Papers!


4th Global Communication Association
International Conference
Krakow 2010