Welcome
Magdalena Wojcieszak

Magdalena Wojcieszak Ph.D.
Symposium Organizer
Assistant Professor in Political Communication, IE School of Communication, IE University magdalena.wojcieszak@ie.edu

For the second time, I am very pleased to organize and invite you to the Transnational Connections Symposium. As WAPOR’s regional seminar, the Symposium will again meet at IE University, which houses 21st-century facilities in a 13th-century convent. The Symposium will mix conference-style panels with thematic workshops during which scholars will debate cutting-edge issues in public opinion and political communication and will also advance collaborative projects initiated last year. Thanks to the dedication of the Dean of IE School of Communication, Begoña González-Cuesta, the help of  faculty and students, WAPOR’s patronage and the presence of prominent participants from diverse countries, the Symposium again promises to be a stimulating and enriching experience.

Patricia Moy

Patricia Moy Ph.D.
Christy Cressey Professor of Communication, University of Washington
Associate Editor, Public Opinion Quarterly
pmoy@uw.edu
 

WAPOR is delighted to return to Spain for yet another exciting regional seminar! We are happy to partner with the IE School of Communication to host “Challenges and Opportunities in Communication and Public Opinion Research.” This seminar, which is part of the School’s recently launched Transnational Connections symposium series, will bring together scholars and practitioners from around the globe to talk about the latest developments in the field. Our discussions in research sessions and thematic workshops will help identify key differences and commonalities in how the sociopolitical world functions and the role of communication in that world. The scholarship presented here recognizes the role of both theory and methodology, and focuses on communication, politics, and public opinion in their myriad forms. We look forward to your joining us in March.

Monroe Price

Monroe Price Professor Ph.D.
Director Center for Global Communication Studies. Annenberg School for Communication, University
of Pennsylvania mprice@asc.upenn.edu

The need for comparative public opinion and political communication research is each year becoming more evident and the role of the Transnational Connections Symposium as a focal point is each year becoming more secure.  Only through a deepened network, with persistent and recurring voices joined by new perspectives, can an ambitious contribution to the field take place. This Symposium broadens the scope of comparative research and encourages international dialogue and collaboration that yield invaluable benefits to the field worldwide.

Summary
International Symposium Transnational Connections Challenges and Opportunities in Communication and Public Opinion Research will take place at the IE University in Segovia, Spain on March 17-18, 2011. The Symposium aims to generate discussion on cutting-edge ideas in Communication and Public Opinion Research and unite scholars and practitioners.
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