Research Activity - November 2018

Hunt - Matthes attends Irish Defence Forces Review launch

November ResearchCaroline Hunt - Matthes attended the launch of the Irish Defence Forces Review on November 22 in Galway Ireland. Her publication on "Safe Reporting Channels in Humanitarian Space"- A core protection Challenge was debated at the conference. The event was hosted by the President of National University Ireland Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh and the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces: Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM of the Naval Service. The publication edited by commandant Rory Finegan and Professors Ray Murphy, Professor Brendan Flynn and Niall O Dochartaigh is recognized as a leader in international affairs thought leadership. The Irish Defence forces are celebrating their 60th year of UN peacekeeping this year.

Paula Dias Leite gives guest lecture on visual storytelling and new technologies

November ResearchOn October 19th, photographer and researcher, Paula Dias Leite, gave a guest talk at Webster Geneva Campus on ethics and new technologies in visual storytelling. The talk took place in the class Introduction to Mass Communications taught by Dr Sarah Grosso in the Media Communications Department.

Drawing on her experience as a photojournalist for the leading Brazilian broadsheet O Estado de Sao Paulo, for which she covered the London bombings, and as a photo editor for Reuters in London, she explained the importance and power of narrative in photojournalism. Dias Leite also presented a prototype of an innovative app she has created entitled “Augmented Democracy” reflecting on the role of new technologies in the recent Brazilian elections.

The Palgrave Handbook of Social Creativity Research published

November ResearchThe Palgrave Handbook of Social Creativity Research has just been published and was edited by Izabela Lebuda, University of Wroclaw, and Vlad Glăveanu, Head of the Department of Psychology and Counselling and Director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI) at Webster Geneva Campus. This Handbook brings together an international cast of experts to explore the social nature and context of creativity studies, focusing on methodology as a key component in advancing the social study of creativity. Two decades on from the pioneering work of Alfonso Montuori and Ronald E. Purser, the authors present a timely appraisal of past and present work in social creativity studies, and look ahead to future developments within this field.

Fatton media appearances and articles

November ResearchDr. Lionel Fatton, Assistant Professor in Research Methods, Security Studies, and Asian Area Studies has made several media appearances recently, including an article in Le Temps, which can be found via the links below:

Interview by Chinese public TV CGTN

Opinion in Le Temps on the US withdrawal from the INF

Interview by the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet on the stalemate in US-DPRK negotiations.