Short Overview of the Workshop Program

Saturday, June 29

Arrival of the participants in Berlin, Get together

Sunday, June 30

Visit to the Reichstag and guided tour in Berlin Mitte (Center)

Monday, July 1

Welcome Address

 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Beck, vice president of Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer, director of the IfPuK

Prof. Dr. Margreth Lünenborg, director of the IJK

 

Topic of the day: The current state of CMS in selected Arab countries

 

The status quo of CMS in Egypt, Tunisia and the Gulf States

 

Dr. Mona Magdy Farag

Dr. Moez Ben Messaoud

Dr. Jassim Jaber

 

Critical Intervention 1: The Methodology Trap – Why CMS are not really international

 

Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez (University of Erfurt)

 

Response: How can Arab scholars contribute?

 

Sara Said Almaghraby

Dr. Inas A. Hamid El-Khoreiby

 

Critical Intervention 2: Arab CMS and Western countries: cooperation, agenda-setting and the (in)visibility of approaches

 

Dr. Mohamed Hossam Ismail Abou-Elella

Dr. Ehab Bessaiso

Tuesday, July 2

Topic of the first part of the day: Self-image and paradigms of CMS beyond the US-American perspective: experiences from Germany, Latin America and France

 

German Communication Studies and its shift from a humanistic to an empirical social scientific discipline

 

Dr. Maria Löblich (University of Munich)

 

Communication Studies transnationally and transculturally or “Science in a national box”? Insights to an actual project of science research

 

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz (University of Bremen)

 

Topic of the second part of the day: Methods of teaching and knowledge transfer

 

The use of new/social media in teaching: E-learning methods, Massive Open Online Courses and Iversity

 

Jonas Liepmann, founder of Iversity

 

Forum: Exchange of experience on e-learning and digital media in teaching

 

Social media in teaching / Ehab Hamdi Gomaa

Social media in teaching journalism / Buthayna Alsemeiri

Social media campaign in the USA and Germany / Prof. Dr. Carola Richter

E-learning / Dr. Mahmoud Galander

 

Barbeque at the IJK

Wednesday, July 3

Topic of the day: Promoting young researchers and scholars

 

Visit to the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies

 

Dr. Gabriele Freitag, managing director of the BGSMCS

 

Visit to the Dahlem Research School of FU Berlin

 

Dr. Martina van de Sand, director of the DRS

 

Response: Perspectives and experiences of teachers and students

 

Dr. Taha Negm

 

Free afternoon

Thursday, July 4

Topic of the day: Projects in CMS and options of cooperation

 

Introduction to the different divisions and projects of the Institute of Media and Communication Studies (IfPuK)

 

Working groups on research projects and teaching experience:

 

online research / Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer

gender-related research / Prof. Dr. Margreth Lünenborg

training in journalism / Prof. Dr. Alexander Görke / Dr. Soheir Osman Abdel Haleem

 

 

Or: Visit to seminar “Recent developments in the MENA media landscape”

 

Prof. Dr. Carola Richter

Dr. Nouri Lajmi

Dr. Hamid El-Bour

Heba Ahmed Morsy

 

Topic of the second part of the day: Good governance in universities

 

Roundtablle Discussion: Academic Self-Administration – Best Practice and challenges for decision making processes in universities

 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Beck, Freie Universität

Simon Berghofer, Freie Universität

N.N., member of the students council, Freie Universität

Dr. Samy Tayie, Cairo University

Eman Mohamed Soliman, Cairo University

Maha Mohamed El-Wazir, Cairo University

 

Introduction to the project “Gender Equality in the Egyptian Higher Education System” in cooperation with the FU Berlin and Egyptian Universities

 

Dr. Barbara Sandow, project coordinator

 

“Gendering revolution and beyond: The image of Egyptian women in the media” – Public lecture within the scope of "Gender on Top", a series of lectures of the Interdisciplinary Center of Gender Studies

 

Dr. Inas Abou-Youssef, Associate Professor of Journalism (Department of Mass Communication at Cairo University)

 

Friday, July 5

Topic of the day: Media institutions in Berlin

 

Visit to the Berlin studio of the ARD (largest German public broadcaster)

 

guided tour and discussion with staff member

 

Visit to the Axel-Springer-Akademie (School for Journalism)

 

Rudolf Porsch, Deputy Managing Director of the Axel-Springer-Akademie

 

Free afternoon

 

Saturday, July 6

Topic of the day: Ethics and normativity in CMS

 

Do we need norms and normativity in Communication Studies?

 

Prof. Dr. Barbara Thomaß (University of Bochum)

 

Response: Hanan Badr

 

Normative Aspects of Communications Research – Analyzing Freedom

of Communication in the Global Digital Network Society

 

Saskia Sell, Ph. D. candidate at the IfPuK

 

Response: Dr. Hanaa Farouk Saleh

 

Evaluation

 

Sunday, July 7

Departure of the participants

 

Abbreviations:

CMS: Communication and Media Studies

FU: Freie Universität/Free University Berlin

IJK: Internationales Journalisten Kolleg/International Center for Journalism

IfPuK: Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft/Institute for Communication and Media

Studies