Unijos Peace Conference—Africa, Media and Peace Building
June 5-9, 2011
University of Jos Bauchi Road Campus Multi-purpose Auditorium—Jos, Nigeria
The 2011 Unijos (University of Jos, Nigeria) Peace Conference will convene scholars and students, practitioners and professionals, traditional, religious and community leaders to discuss the positive and negative effects of media on peace building. The goal of the conference is to examine media and its impact on peace and conflict in families, communities, workplaces, schools, and across nations while encouraging and enhancing peace through media.
Registration: Conference registration fees include lunch daily, evening reception, and other events. Fees are $200 for international attendees; ₦15,800 for local attendees; ₦5,000 for students.
The 2011 Unijos Africa Peace Conference is sponsored by the Department of Mass Communication and the Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies (CECOMPS), University of Jos.
Faculty in the University of Jos Department of Mass Communication have practical expertise in peace and conflict studies, media production, evaluation, providing media criticism and conducting communication effects research. The over 500 undergraduate students in the Department are taught to be both informed consumers and ethical producers of media content across various platforms and communication channels. The Department of Mass Communication is the home of the Echo Online newspaper, the only online student newspaper in Africa, and the university radio station, 96.1 FM.
Since 2003 the Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies has provided training to peace practitioners and has supported scholars studying peace and conflict locally, nationally within Nigeria, and internationally across Africa and beyond. The Centre offers post-graduate diplomas and Master’s degrees in peace and conflict studies and provides resources to the local community for understanding conflict management through its library. The Centre is affiliated with the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) and Bradford University, UK.
For more information about the Unijos Peace Conference, please contact:
Dr. Christy G.E. Best, Head, Department of Mass Communication, University of Jos onlychristybest [at] yahoo [dot] com +234 803 4500833
Dr. N.A. Gambo, Director, Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies audugmb [at] yahoo [dot] com +234 803 7030894
Dr. Andrew Jared Critchfield, Communication and Culture Consulting
critchfieldaj [at] gmail [dot] com +12025259350