While media digitisation and globalisation have brought about intensive and extensive discordant impacts on national and global geographies and cultures through increased fluidities, imagined sameness and abridged distances between peoples and nations of the world, there are also alternate threats to local/national cultures and configurations as evident in increased local/national fundamentalism, regionalism, and migrations, etc. In the midst of these utopian and dystopian perspectives, the notion of a weakened state sovereignty and emergence of a new colonial/media empires is also being challenged by counter-arguments about the persistence of state in this vortex. But the big question remains:what is the nature of global peace if national sovereignties are de-stabilized as is the case today with increasing international flows, disjunctions,terrorism and increased budget allocations to failing global security, etc?
This Calabar Conference holding in the University of Calabar, Calabar- Nigeria seeks to articulate and interrogate this global development connundrum as it affects local/national/international integrations, cultures and development. Your articulation of your specific local picture might provide a paradigmatic model for other national/global climes. You are free to address this theme from your chosen perspective of Theatre, Media and Globalisation, etc. Other Conference details about fees, travel and board will be included in your acceptance letters.