Global Spark is excited to announce that Dr. Nancy Van Leuven has been chosen to participate in the 66th Annual International Communication Association Conference in Fukuoka, Japan, in June 2016.
Dr. Van Leuven will present “Activism via ICTs: Indigenous Messages in Today’s Global Environmental Movements” on the New/Emerging Information and Communication Technologies in Environmental Collaboration panel.
Take a peek at an overview of Dr. Van Leuven’s paper: ABSTRACT VAN LEUVEN ICA 2016
Join us in congratulating Dr. Van Leuven on this important accomplishment.
SEE YOU IN JAPAN!
Articles of Interest
Presenting at the 2016 International Communication Association Conference
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