Conferences

Moderator, Chinese imperialism, America’s head servant, or what else?  Reflections on political economy, geopolitics and communication.  A plenary panel discussion at the International Joint Summer School: Communication and Global Power Shifts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, June 3-14, 2013.

Moderator and organizer, The Future of Local Media: A Professional Panel Discussion, featuring the CEOs of major media in Northwest Indiana (Lakeshshore TV The Times Post-Tribune Radio one communication, and WJOB Radio), Center for Global Studies, Purdue University Calumet, Thursday, April 22, 2010.

Moderator and organizer of a plenary panel discussion, Mass Media, Financial Crisis, and Social Responsibility: The Quest for Ethical and Balanced Reporting, the 9th Globalization for the Common Good Conference, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, June 6-10, 2010.

Moderator, Dialogue with the audience: Understanding and support of first & second generation Iranian-Americans. An interactive session at the 2009 Conference of Danesh Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, October 23, 2009.

Moderator and organizer, Global Media Roundtable: In search of balanced representation and globalization for the common good.  A plenary presentation at the Eight Annual International Conference, Globalization: The Challenge to America, Loyola University of Chicago, May 31-June 4, 2009, Chicago, Illinois.

Moderator and organizer, Global financial and economic crisis: Prospects and concerns.  A public presentation of the Center for Global Studies, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, Thursday, April 16, 2009.

Moderator, Higher education, globalization and the Middle East.  A plenary session at the Annual Global Communication Association Conference, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, October 20-21, 2008.

Moderator and organizer, US-Iran conflict: Confrontation or negotiation? A panel presented at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, Thursday, September 25, 2008. Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies.

Moderator and organizer, Fostering global harmony: An interfaith dialogue.  A panel presented at the 7th International Conference on Globalization for the Common Good, Trinity College/Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia, June 30-July 4, 2008.

Chair, Mediated conflict: The dimensions of intercultural tension in the new Arab mediasphere.  A panel presented at the 57th International Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, California, May 24-28, 2007.

Moderator and organizer, Interfaith Dialogue: Fostering Global Harmony Not Conflict.  A public presentation of the Center for Global Studies, Purdue University Calumet, Thursday, April 19, 2007.

Chair, Matters of Media.  A panel presentation at the Graduate Student Scholarly Conference, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, March 30-31, 2007.

Chair and Respondent, The Iranian Experience in America: Achievements and Challenges.  A keynote speech by Mehdi Bozorgmehr of the City University of New York at the annual Danesh Institute Conference, Indiana University, Indianapolis, October 20-22, 2006.

Panel Chair, War and Peace in the Age of Globalization: A Roundtable Discussion.  A panel presented at the Global Fusion Conference, September 29-October 1, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.

Panel Chair, The Role of Media in the Coverage of the War on Terrorism.  A plenary session presented at the Global Fusion Conference, September 29-October 1, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.

Panel Chair, Islam and the West:  The dialogue of civilizations.  A plenary panel presented at the 5th Annual Conference on an Interfaith Perspective on Globalization for the Common Good, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22-25, 2006.

Panel Co-Facilitator, Lessons From Iraq War:  Journalism and professional responsibility during times of war.  A Symposium funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, The Roy H. Park School of Communication, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, September 23, 2005.

Panel Chair, Africa and globalization for the common good.  A panel at the 4th Annual International Conference on Africa and Globalization for the Common Good: The Quest for Justice and Peace, Kericho, Kenya, April 21-24, 2005.

Panel Moderator, Mass media practices around the world.  A plenary panel presented at the Global Fusion Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri, October 29-31, 2004.

Panelist, The secret Dos & Don’ts for getting published in academe.  A roundtable discussion/workshop at the Global Fusion Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri, October 29-31, 2004.

Respondent, Post 9/11 Socio-political forces impacting Iranian and other Middle Eastern older adults living in the United States.  A panel presented at the Danesh Institute Conference on Iranian and other Middle Eastern Older Adult Immigrants in the United States, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday, June 11, 2004.

Chair of panel, New Theories for International Communication?  Presented at the Global Fusion Conference, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, October 24-26, 2003.

Chair of panel, Media Hegemony and Class: Branding Globalization. Presented at the annual conference of Union for Democratic Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, May 17-21, 2001.

Respondent, the AEJMC Plenary Session, Communication Technologies and Cultural Influences.  A panel presented at the Global Fusion Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri, October 13-15, 2000.

Chair of the ICA Plenary Session, New Perspectives on Global Communication. A panel presented at the Global Fusion Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri, October 13-15, 2000.

Chair of Program, Media Globalization: Cultural Imperialism Relived or Socio-Political Renaissance? A panel presented at the Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 3-7, 1999.

Respondent, Implications of the Relationship between Iran and the United States for Iranian-Americans.  A panel presented at the Annual Conference of Danesh Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 23, 1999.

Chair of Program, “Self” and “Other” in Intercultural Communication. A panel presented at the Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 3-7, 1999.

Chair of Program, Implications of the Relationship between Iran and the United States for Iranian-Americans. A panel presented at the Annual Conference of Danesh Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 23, 1999.

Respondent, Competitive Papers:  The Preservation of Tradition: Ethics and Political Practices.  A panel presented at the Annual Conference of International Communication Association, San Francisco, California, May 27-31, 1999.

Chair of Program, Education: Technology and Society. A panel at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois, December 3-6, 1998.

Chair of Program, Cultural Communication and the Media. A panel at the Annual Conference of the Arab-US Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE), September 7-10, 1998, Cairo, Egypt.

Chair of Program, Electronic Media at the Crossroads in Emerging Democratic Societies. A panel at the Annual Convention of Broadcast Education Association, April 3-6, 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chair of Program, Media, Culture, and the Middle East. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, San Antonio, Texas, March 26-29, 1997.

Moderator, Teaching and Learning: Creativity in the classroom. A panel at the 42nd Annual convention of Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 4-7, 1997.

Kamalipour, Y. R., Willer, L. R., & Robinson, W. L. (Purdue University Calumet); Palmira Jucevicience, Viktorija Barsauskiene, & Birute Janulevicute (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania).  (1996, November 23-36).  University Students’ Media Habits:  A Lithuanian Study.  A paper presented at the annual meeting of Speech Communication Association, San Diego, California.

Chair of Program, Media, Culture, and Technologies. A panel at the Annual Convention of International Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 23-27, 1996.

Convener, Affirming Diversity, Equity, and Justice. Founding Convention of Cultural Environment Movement, St. Louis, Missouri, March 15-17, 1996.

Chair of Program, The Middle East: Literature, Women, Shaiks, & Aladdin. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 25-28, 1996.

Chair of Program, Mass Media’s Role in Politics, Conflicts, Consensus, and Culture. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 25-28, 1996.

Discussant, Cultural Policies and Cultural Politics of the Islamic Republic Iran:  Prospects and Retrospects.  A panel presented at the twenty-ninth Annual Meeting of Middle East Studies Association Conference, Washington, DC, December 6-10, 1995.

Kamalipour, Y. R.  (1995, June 27-30).  International communication in the age of the satellite:  An instructional perspective.  Paper presented at the International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia.

Chair of Program, Mass Media and Politics. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 12-15, 1995.

Chair of Program, Mass Media and Culture. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 12-15, 1995.

Chair of Program, Mass Media and Culture: A Student Panel. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 6-9, 1994.

Chair of Program, Teaching, Designing, and Targeting TV Production Courses for the Real World. A panel at the Annual Convention of Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 20-24, 1994.

Chair of Program, The Role of Media in Crisis. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1993.

Chair of Program, Television and Culture in the Information Age. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Louisville, Kentucky, March 1992.

Chair of program, Television and Society: A Multi-Cultural Perspective. A panel at the Annual Convention of Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, San Antonio, Texas, March 1991.

Chair of program, A National Perspective on Broadcast Education. A panel at the Annual Convention of Speech Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 1990.

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