Sign up for ‘Global Tasks for PR’ conference

ualDefence, Diplomacy & Development: Global Tasks for Public Relations in the 21st Century is a must-attend, low-cost, one-day conference being held at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London on Monday 4th July from 9.30am to 4pm.

The conference brings together strategic communicators working within civil society and academics to explore and discuss the role of public relations and strategic communication theory and practice in shaping emerging and existing societies.

Speakers include:

  • Adrian Monck, Head of Public Engagement, World Economic Forum – Public engagement as a driver of change for good
  • Professor Alister Miskimmon, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London – Strategic Narratives and Communication Power
  • Kate Ferguson, Director of human rights NGO Protection Approaches and PaCCS Research Associate with the University of Cambridge – Countering Violent Extremism Through Communication Strategies
  • Eva Grosman, Centre for Democracy and Peace-Building, Northern Ireland

Other contributors include: Albany Associates, a consultancy specialised in delivering communication strategies in challenging and transitional environments; practitioners from the UK Government’s ‘Good Governance Initiative’ discussing their work in Ukraine; Dr Margalit Toledano and Professor David McKie, University of Waikato, editor and contributor to the forthcoming title International PR: Perspectives from Deeply Divided Communities; and Professor Ryszard Lawniczak, Poznan University of Economics, who developed the concept of “transitional PR” in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe states.

Through a series of keynote presentations, individual papers and panels answers to some of the following questions will be sought:

  • What is the role of PR in public diplomacy or setting global political agendas?
  • How are states using communication strategically to support military campaigns and how can PR be used to help stabilisation efforts in post-conflict countries?
  • What impact do these applied examples have on issues such as social development, social integration, social justice and peace-building, international relations and soft power?

Book your place now:

Date: Monday 4th July, 2016
Venue: London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, SE1 6SB
Time: 9.30am to 4pm

£41 (non-UAL) and £31 UAL. To register, go to:


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