CFP: KACA- KASPR 2024 ICA Joint Research Session

KACA- KASPR 2024 ICA Joint Research Session
Call for Abstracts: The Evolving Role of Public Relations in Global Communication & Human Rights

Dear KACA Members,

The Korean American Communication Association (KACA), in partnership with the Korean Academic Society for Public Relations (KASPR), is excited to announce a joint roundtable session at the 74th annual International Communication Association (ICA) conference. The conference will take place in Gold Coast, Australia, from June 20 to June 24, 2024, with the KACA-KASPR joint session scheduled for June 22, 2024.

This roundtable session, themed “The Evolving Role of Public Relations in Global Communication & Human Rights,” invites scholars passionate about public relations, global communication, and human rights to submit their extended abstracts for this interdisciplinary event. Please note that all presentations and discussions will be conducted entirely in English.

The session aims to stimulate a dynamic exchange of ideas and insights into the changing landscape of public relations in the context of global communication challenges and human rights advocacy. We recommend co-authorship and collaborative work with other authors to encourage more participation. This approach not only broadens the diversity of perspectives and expertise but also enhances the overall impact of the collective scholarship.

For submission guidelines and further information, please see below.

Submission Deadline: All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, January 15, 2024.

Abstract Format:

  • We only accept extended abstracts. Submissions can include research-in-progress.
  • Extended abstracts should be at most 500 words and be written in English.
  • Abstracts should contain a brief literature review, research questions/hypotheses, and a detailed methodology section.
  • Submissions should adhere to APA style or another standard academic format.

Topics of Interest Include, but are Not Limited to:

  • The Role of Public Relations in Advocating for Human Rights
  • Public Relations Strategies in Global Communication Contexts
  • The Impact of Digital Media on Global Public Relations Practices
  • Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Global Public Relations
  • Crisis Communication and the Role of Public Relations
  • Ethical Considerations in Global Public Relations
  • Case Studies of Public Relations Campaigns Focusing on Human Rights

Submission Guidelines:

  • Method: Submit extended abstracts via email to
  • Include a separate cover page with the paper title, author name(s), affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
  • All submissions will undergo a review by two experts in the field.

For any inquiries regarding the call for abstracts, please reach out to Mincheol Shin at

We look forward to your contributions to the KACA-KASPR joint roundtable session.

Mincheol Shin, Ph.D.
KACA Vice-President (ICA)
Assistant Professor of New Media Design
Dept. of Communication & Cognition
Tilburg University

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