The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Smart Family Institute of Communication
מכון לוי אשכול לחקר החברה, הכלכלה והמדיניות בישראל
The Levi Eshkol Institute For Social, Economic and Political
Department of Communication and Journalism Department of Political Science
Political Communication in Israel and in the International Arena
Conference in honor of Prof. Gadi Wolfsfeld, upon his retirement
Conference Chairs: Prof. Tamir Sheafer, Prof. Ifat Maoz, and Dr. Eli Avraham
Wednesday, January 4th 2012, Beit Maeirsdorf, Room 405, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus Campus
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9:15-9:45- Gathering (light refreshments)
Prof. Avner De-Shalit, Dean, Faculty of Social Science
Prof. Mario Sznajder, Chair, Department of Political Science
Prof. Menahem Blondheim, Chair, Department of Communication and Journalism
Prof. Ifat Maoz, Director, Smart Institute and Conference Chair
Prof. Tamir Sheafer, Head, Political Communication MA program and Conference Chair
Dr. Eli Avraham, Conference Chair
10:15-11:45- Political Communication and political and cultural processes in Israel
Chair: Professor Mario Sznajder, Hebrew University
Dr. Eitan Alimi, Hebrew University - Struggling to remain relevant: On the theoretical and methodological advantages of movement-based media analysis for explaining engagement in political violence.
Dr. Paul Frosh, Hebrew University - Carnage and resilience: Israeli television coverage of Palestinian suicide bombings.
Dr. Zohar Kampf & Prof Tamar Liebes, Hebrew University - Personalizing war: why new actors enter the media by the front-door?
Ms. Meital Balmas, Hebrew University- Leaders first, countries after: Political personalization in the international media arena.
Respondent: Prof. Elihu Katz, Hebrew University
11:45-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:30- Political Communication, conflict and peace
Chair: Dr. Esther Schely-Neuman, Hebrew University
Prof. Yariv Tsfati & Adi Chotiner, Haifa University - Why does partisan selective exposure promote political polarization? Exploring climate of opinion perceptions as a possible mediating mechanism.
Dr. Eli Avraham, Haifa University - Battling stereotypes of terror and wars: Media strategies for image restoration of Middle Eastern countries.
Dr. Elad Segev, Tel-Aviv University & Prof. Menahem Blondheim, Hebrew University- Why the Palestinian-Israeli conflict conquers global headlines: A chapter in journalistic geosophy.
Respondents: Prof. Joshua Meyrowitz, University of New Hampshire, Prof. Jacob Shamir, Hebrew University
14:15-16:00 -Keynote Panel I: Political Communication in Israel and in the international arena- New models and research directions
Chair: Prof. Scott Althaus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Tamir Sheafer, Hebrew University - Political communication in comparative perspective
Prof. Ifat Maoz, Hebrew University- "The face of the enemy"- Visual cues, news framing and support for peace in intractable conflict: an experimental approach.
Prof. Scott Althaus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Do “we” have a stake in this war? A worldwide test of Huntington’s clash of civilizations hypothesis using open-source intelligence.
Respondent: Prof. Gabriel Weimann, Haifa University
16:00-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-18:15- Keynote Panel II: Political Communication: The state of the art and new models
Chair: Prof. Tamir Sheafer, Hebrew University
Prof. Gadi Wolfsfeld, Hebrew University - The Politics-Media-Politics Principle: What works and what still needs work.
Prof. Robert Entman, George Washington University - Media, inequality and incivility in the US and Israel.
Respondent: Prof. Scott Althaus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
18:30 Evening Reception, Remarks in Honor of Prof. Gadi Wolfsfeld
Recoding and web production by Mt. Scopus Radio Multimedia - Prof. Gadi Wolfsfeld's dream come true