The Conference in Doha, Qatar Oct. 24-26, 2015

Congratulations to 2015 AUSACE top paper winners

Papers in English 

First place: Kenza Oumlil, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, “Alternative media as a means of intervention”
Second place: Hesham Mesbah, Rowlins College, USA, “The national identity of the Arab nations in their national anthems: commonalities and differences”

Third place: Bouziane Zaid, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, “Internet and Democracy in Morocco”

The 2015 AUSACE Program is available!

The Conference in Jordan Oct. 26-28, 2014

Congratulations to 2014 AUSACE top paper winners

Honorable Mention: Zohre Rajabi, “The role of social networks in supporting vulnerable groups: case study of campaign ‘No Executions Safar,’” Allameh Tabatabai University, Iran

Third Place: Frank E. Bartscheck II, “Rivalry in Space: A Satellite Race to Influence the Arab Narrative,” American University in Cairo, Egypt

Second Place: Dr. Matt J. Duffy, Hadil Maarouf and Mariam Al Kazemi, “Arab Defamation Laws: Comparing libel and slander in the Middle East to International Norms,” Berry College

First Place: Dr. Robert Meeds, “Changing Media Preferences in Qatar: A Trend Analysis of Preferred News Sources from 2010-2012,” Qatar University, Qatar.

See news coverage of the October 2014 Conference here.

Yarmouk University Faculty of Communication held its Fourth Conference, entitled “Digital Communication in the Time of Disclosure” in cooperation with the Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE), hosted by Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan on October 26-28, 2014.

Around 75 scholars attended the 19th annual AUSACE conference at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. One of the highlights of the conference was the keynote speech from Dr. Donald Shaw, an esteemed professor of communication at the University of North Carolina and the co-founder of agenda-setting theory. Dr. Shaw enlivened the conference with his vigorous participation in all the research presentations and panels.

The Conference Program is available!

AUSACE in Irbid – photo by Vahya Bani Amer

Mr. Ali Zeinat was the 2014 Conference coordinator, [email protected]

Download the 2014 Conference Program Here 

The Conference in Tangier Nov. 11-15, 2013

The Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE) held its 18th international annual conference November 11-15 in Tangier, Morocco at King Fahd School of Translation under the theme: “New horizons of communication in a time of crisis.”

More than 140 scholars from universities and colleges across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Africa and Asia presented their research work on subjects including the Arab Spring, social media, cyberspace and surveillance. This was the third time AUSACE has met in Tangier.


The Conference in Atlanta Nov. 16-19, 2012

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University and The Center for Media Education (CIME) welcomed educators, students and journalists to the 17th annual conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators in Atlanta, Georgia., USA for AUSACE 2012. The 2012 conference featured keynote speeches from prominent journalists and media experts, as well as vibrant panel discussions about the state of journalism in the Arab world, and research presentations from communication and journalism experts from around the world. The AUSACE conference extended past four days, from November 16 through November 19, 2012. The 2012 theme was Transforming Middle East Media: Creating a New Culture. With new governments and greater press freedom in several Arab countries, the conference participants examined and discussed ways in which educators and journalists work together to help improve the practice of journalism in the Middle East.

Click here to see the program of the 2012 AUSACE Conference at Georgia State.

Click here to view videos from the conference.
Previous Conferences:

  • Beirut, Lebanon (2011)
  • Kuwait (2010)
  • Cairo (2009)
  • Richmond, USA (2008)
  • Dubai, UAE (2007)
  • Tangier, Morocco (2006)
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait (2005)
  • Cairo, Egypt (2004)
  • Dubai, UAE (2003)
  • Beirut, Lebanon (2002)
  • Atlanta, USA (2001)
  • Yarmouk University, Jordan (2000)
  • Beirut, Lebanon (1999)
  • Cairo, Egypt (1998)
  • Amman, Jordan (1997)
  • Tangier, Morocco (1996)