How Memes and Media Are Crafting the Way We See War

2022-04-01T22:56:24+00:00

Social media aesthetics shape views and understanding of the Ukraine invasion. KEY POINTS Memes translate complex ideas into short-form cultural commentaries that construct social narratives. TikTok has taken over as the 'go-to' source for short-form content on the Ukraine invasion. Memes help humanize and simplify conflict, creating clear heroes and villains. Memes translate complex ideas into simple, easily digestible, emotionally evocative messages that draw on an existing cultural schema. Memes construct the narratives that frame events, as we see with the Ukraine Invasion and influence who is cast as the hero and villain, "like us," and "the other." Nowhere are [...]

How Memes and Media Are Crafting the Way We See War2022-04-01T22:56:24+00:00

Forum on Ukraine: Fielding SPCL Community Held A Meeting With A Focus On The Impact Of Events In Ukraine

2022-03-28T17:25:09+00:00

Fielding’s Somatics, Phenomenology, and Communicative Leadership (SPCL) community of practice held a Forum on Ukraine on March 25, 2022. The SPCL community of practice is a scholar-practitioner learning and collaborative virtual space hosted by Fielding core faculty Dr. Valerie Bentz and alum Dr. Bart Buechner. The Forum’s guests included Krzysztof Konecki, Professor of Sociology and Business Management, Malgorzata Burchard-Dziubinska, Professor of Economics, and Doctoral student Dagmara Tiarsiuk of University of Lodz, Poland. Alum Tetyana Azarova, PhD, originally from Ukraine,  now living in Montenegro, and Fielding doctoral student Elena Akhmetova from Russia, living now in San Francisco, also participated in the discussion. [...]

Forum on Ukraine: Fielding SPCL Community Held A Meeting With A Focus On The Impact Of Events In Ukraine2022-03-28T17:25:09+00:00

Women’s History Month Event: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Marie Fielder

2022-03-16T20:28:01+00:00

The Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education at Fielding Graduate University invites you to attend a Women’s History Month event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Marie Fielder. The event will be on March 28 at 2 pm Pacific Time/5 pm Eastern Time. Dr. Marie Fielder Dr. Fielder devoted her career to promoting equitable education and justice. She facilitated interracial community dialogues in the aftermath of the Birmingham Church Bombings in 1963 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 in an effort to de-escalate violence and promote community healing. During the 1970s, [...]

Women’s History Month Event: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Marie Fielder2022-03-16T20:28:01+00:00

DEI Critical Conversations Flash Panel: Russia-Ukraine: Media, Narratives, Nationalism, and the Question of Inclusive Democracy

2022-03-15T22:58:13+00:00

Flash Panel: March 21, 2022 1:00-2:30 PM Los Angeles | 4:00-5:30 PM New York | 5:00 – 6:30 PM Rio de Janeiro | 9:00 – 10:30 PM Berlin | 11:00 PM – 12:30 AM Nairobi | 4:00-5:30 AM on March 22, Shanghai | 7:00 -8:30 AM on March 22, Sidney The panel will feature Fielding faculty and guest speakers who will discuss the Russia-Ukraine events from the perspective of their field of expertise. Members of the Fielding community and the public are welcome to attend. The panel speakers are as follows: Philipp Kneis, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Associate Professor of Political [...]

DEI Critical Conversations Flash Panel: Russia-Ukraine: Media, Narratives, Nationalism, and the Question of Inclusive Democracy2022-03-15T22:58:13+00:00

Ukraine Crisis: Some Lessons Learned

2022-03-14T18:05:27+00:00

By Richard Appelbaum, PhD Doctoral Faculty – School of Leadership Studies Director of Leadership for Sustainability Doctoral Concentration As I write this, I cannot erase the images of Ukraine under siege. A bloodied mother, ready to give birth fleeing from a maternity hospital reduced to burning rubble. Endless lines of refugees under Russian fire in “safe” evacuation corridors. Ukrainian teenage boys and girls are taking up arms in what must seem a fight to the death against overwhelming odds. I am inspired by Zelensky’s fearless courage and resolve; I am enraged and frightened by Putin’s determination to reclaim Ukraine at [...]

Ukraine Crisis: Some Lessons Learned2022-03-14T18:05:27+00:00

VP of DEI statement regarding events in Eastern Europe

2022-03-01T00:56:54+00:00

Dear Fielding Community, The images and news coming from Ukraine are deeply troubling. As a global community, we stand in support of peace for this region. We have many community members who are from, or share heritage with Russia and Ukraine. We stand in support of those in our university community who are affected by these events. Our thoughts are with those who have connections to the region and are undoubtedly concerned about their families and loved ones throughout this crisis. During this challenging time, we encourage faculty members, students, and staff to reach out to the following services: Students [...]

VP of DEI statement regarding events in Eastern Europe2022-03-01T00:56:54+00:00
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