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Conflict, response to conflict, media, agenda-setting

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Organization 【 display / non-display

  • 2007.12.01 - 2010.09.30, Global Collaboration Center, Assistant Professor

  • 2010.10.01 - , Department of International Public Policy, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Associate Professor

Education 【 display / non-display

Osaka University Graduate School, Division of International Studies  Completed 2002.03

Employment Record 【 display / non-display

AMDA Cambodia (NGO), Adviser 2002.08 - 2004.06
AMDA Zambia (NGO), Country Representative/Adviser 2004.07 - 2007.10
Zambian Open University Part-time Lecturer 2006.12 - 2007.10
Osaka University Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL) Assistant Professor 2007.11 - 2010.09
Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University 2010.10 -

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • Conflict, response to conflict, media, agenda-setting
    International relations-related


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Coverage of peacekeeping in the DRC in the New York Times, Virgil Hawkins,Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement in Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia), 2012.09, International Conference(Non Proceeding)

  • An overview of peace and security in southern Africa, Virgil Hawkins, Southern African Peace and Security Studies,Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-13, 2012.09, Review Papers

  • Why Zimbabwe? Singling out 'one of the world's worst' regimes, Virgil Hawkins,International Studies Association (San Diego, USA), 2012.04, International Conference(Non Proceeding)

  • Terrorism and news of Africa: Post-9/11 coverage in the New York Times, Virgil Hawkins, Journal of African Media Studies,Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 13-25 , 2012.04, Papers

  • Why Darfur (and why not the D.R. Congo)? Tracing a conflict's rise from obscurity, Virgil Hawkins, 国際公共政策研究,第16巻 第2号 27-41, 2012.03, Papers

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Special, 'Peace process or just peace deal? The media's failure to cover peace' in Shaw et al (eds.), Expanding Peace Journalism: Comparative and Critical Approaches (Chapter), Virgil Hawkins, Sydney University Press, ISBN, 9781920899707, 2012.01

  • Special, 'Creating a groundswell or getting on the bandwagon? Celebrities, the media and distant conflict' in Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics: Changing the World, Liza Tsaliki, Christos Frangonikolopoulos, Asteris Huliaras (eds), Intellect, ISBN, 978-1-84150-349-3, 2011.06

  • Special, Stealth Conflicts: How the World's Worst Violence is Ignored, Virgil Hawkins, Ashgate, ISBN, 978-0-7546-7506-8, 2008.10

  • Textbook, Conflict in Africa and the Outside World, Virgil Hawkins, Zambian Open University, 2006.12

  • Special, The Silence of the UN Security Council: Conflict and Peace Enforcement in the 1990s, Virgil Hawkins, European Press Academic Publishing, ISBN, 88-8398-026-3, 2004.05

Media report 【 display / non-display

  • 'Why do some conflicts get more coverage than others', New Internationalist, 2012.09

  • 'Africa deve ser mais proactive' (Africa must be more proactive), Noticias, 2012.03


Lecture / Exhibition 【 display / non-display

  • Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) lecture, Western media coverage of Africa, 2012.03

  • University of the Free State lecture, Western media coverage of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue, 2012.02

  • One World Festival, The mass media and Africa, 2012.02

Conference management 【 display / non-display

  • International Conference, Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement in Southern Africa (Zambia), Coordinator, 2012.09

  • International Conference, Mediation and Peacemaking in Southern Africa (Zambia), Coordinator, 2011.09


Other activities 【 display / non-display

  • Global News View (GNV), 2016.09 -

  • UN Security Council Resolution Database, 2016.03 -

  • Centre for Engagement on African Peace and Security (CEAPS), 2014.04 -

  • Southern African Centre for Collaboration on Peace and Security (SACCPS), 2011.04 -