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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 - 2020.03.31, Department of International Public Policy, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Associate Professor

  • 2020.04.01 - , Department of International Public Policy, Osaka School of International Public Policy, 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

  • Media, international coverage, agenda-setting, conflict, Africa
    International relations-related


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • The News Media and Public Health Crises, Hawkins, Virgil, Fair Observer,オンライン, 2020.03, Review Papers

  • The Death of One Man Is a Tragedy, Hawkins, Virgil, Fair Observer,オンライン, 2018.10, Review Papers

  • Why Zimbabwe? Singling out Africa’s ‘Worst’ Regime, Hawkins, Virgil, Southern African Peace and Security Studies,32-48, 2018.07, Papers

  • If it Bleeds, it Leads? Distant Media Coverage of the Peace Process in Angola, Virgil Hawkins, Southern African Peace and Security Studies,4(1) 55-72, 2015.07, Papers

  • Atrocities Unseen: Disproportionate Coverage of Beheadings by the News Media, Virgil Hawkins, Lusiada International Politics and Security,2014(4) 3-9, 2014.12, Review Papers

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Special, Communication and Peace: Mapping an Emerging Field, Julia Hoffmann, Virgil Hawkins, Routledge, ISBN, 9781138236592, 2015.12

  • Special, The Media's Untapped Potential: Contributing to the Reduction of Conflict-Related Deaths,in Joam Evans Pim (ed.), Nonkilling Media, Virgil Hawkins, Centre for Global Nonkilling, ISBN, 978-0-9839862-3-2, 2013.12

  • 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

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Media report 【 display / non-display

  • Silent wars: Why we don't pay attention to the world's worst violence, Global News (Canada), 2019.01

  • '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 -