Advocacy Communications

In the spirit of community responsibility, charitable action and respect for human interest that exemplifies ethics in public communication, the Page Center has built a research initiative on advocacy communications.

Read more about our advocacy communications research on the Page Center blog. The 2018/2019 call for research proposals will be accepting projects on advocacy communications. Visit the call page for more information.

2014 Call: Refugee Communications

Outcomes to Date

Published in February 2018 American Behavioral Scientist: "On the Border of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Views from Two Different Cultural Perspectives"
Daniela Dimitrova, Iowa State University; Emel Ozdora, University of Bilkent, Turkey; and Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Pennsylvania State University.

Preliminary findings were presented to the UNESCO Forum, “Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism,” Paris, France, June 2015.

Senior research fellow Colleen Connolly-Ahern discussed the Arthur W. Page Refugee Communication Project during a Global Bridges Panel at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual meeting, Portland, Oregon, August 2015.

Connolly-Ahern represented the Arthur W. Page Center at the UNESCO World Youth Forum, Paris, France, October 2015.

Results from all four projects were presented in a refereed panel presentation, “Communicating in the Interest of Human Dignity: The Arthur W. Page Refugee Communication Project,” at the National Communication Association annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2015.
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Projects Funded

"Media use and memory building among African refugees in Israel"
Noam Tirosh, Ben Gurion University, Israel and Amit M Schejter, Pennsylvania State University
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"ICT4D Use Among Refugees in Sicily"
Akshaya Sreenisan and Steve Bien-Aime, Pennsylvania State University
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"On the Border of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Views from Two Different Cultural Perspectives"
Daniela Dimitrova, Iowa State University; Emel Ozdora, University of Bilkent, Turkey; and Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Pennsylvania State University. 
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"Unaccompanied Minors on our Doorstep: Communication Origins and Solutions for the Central American Child “Refugee” Crisis"
Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Pennsylvania State University; Daniel Tamul and Nadia Carillo-Martinez, Indiana University-Purdue University
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