The Smart Family Institute of Communication                 The Harry S. Truman Institute

The Department of Communication 


Communicating Conflict and Consent

 Mediations, Representations and Audiences

An international conference in honor of Prof. Tamar Liebes

 Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Almost 50 years after the founding of communication studies in Israel, hundreds of scholars are engaged in this ever vibrant and developing intellectual discipline. Prof Tamar Liebes was one of its pioneers.  Following years as producer and editor on Israel's Public Radio, Prof. Liebes crossed the border, bridging between media practice and theory. The international conference we have planned will track Prof. Liebes essential contributions. The conference will host both media theorists and practitioners who will discuss the concept of audiences in the past, present and future, the state of public broadcasting in the 21st century, and the changing media coverage of war and terror.

All proceedings will be in English

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Esther Schely-Newman, Chair, Department of Communication and Journalism


Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Dean, Faulty of Social Science, Hebrew University


Ifat Maoz, Director of the Smart Institute of Communication, Hebrew University


Menahem Blondheimm, Director of the Truman Institute for Peace Research, Hebrew University


Tamar Liebes: My career: Milestones and Millstones



Main panel


Chair Elihu Katz, University of Pennsylvania  and Hebrew University


John Durham Peters, The University of Iowa

The Primacy of Ritual in Communication


Elihu-Short response


Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics Political Science

What is the Audience Researcher Doing in the Age of the Internet?


Elihu-Short response2


Andrea Press, University of Virginia

FEMINISM LOL:  Media Culture and "feminism on the ground" in a Postfeminist Age


Bruce Williams, University of Virginia

Rethinking Framing After the Broadcast News: From Mohammed al-Dura to Unmanned Drone



Peter Lunt, University of Leicester

From Public Sphere to Public Life: Recognition, Justification and Narrative


Yochanan Plesner, former MK Kadima / today-The Israel Democracy Institute-President 

Saying Good-bye to My Mother by Yohanan Plesner  שלום לאימי הספד יוחנן פלסנר          


Tamar was and is the initiator of the canonic stories & radio plays library at Mt. Scopus Radio. Thanks to her great care and efforts, high school students can get help in preparing for their final exams in literature.


        Recoding and web production by Mt. Scopus Radio Multimedia