The beginning of 2011 was full of negative news: terroristic explosion at the airport Domodedovo (Moscow), civil activities in Tunisia, Egypt after the beginning of the war in Libya and the earthquake in Japan that fallow to the brake of nuclear reactor and about 13 thousands of victims. That’s why we decided to discuss the nature of fears and the role of mass media in creating informational area.
Theme: Fears and Treats: real and imaginary.
We were interested to discuss the following questions:
Why do we need to be horrified? Human needs in breaking daily routine and in adrenalin.
What is the nature of fears: social and existential.
Terrorism – reality and informational field (mass media).
Media battle and battles in the media area (TV, internet, radio, newspapers).
VIDEO from TED.com
Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world
Loretta Napoleoni: The intricate economics of terrorism
Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution
EXPERTS, who discuss videos and comment the theme.
Ivar Muksutov, philosopher-theologian.
Ivar is the Chief Editor of the first Russian analytical portal about religions RELIGO.ru, speaker of TEDxVorobyovy-Gory, theme Space.
Nadezhda Kevorkova, independent journalist.
Nadezhda worked as a repeater in Egypt in February 2011, in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Sudan, Syria, Gaza, and North Caucasus. She is the author of articles about religion in contemporary world. She is columnist in Russia Today, the author of articles for “Independent Newspaper”, “Newspaper”, “Ogonek” and other mass media.
Sergey Enikolopov, psychologist.
Sergey is PhD in psychology, Head of Department of criminal psychology at the faculty of juridical psychology of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Pedagogy. Sergey is the leading specialist by aggressive behavior.
Sphere if scientific interests is psychology of aggressive behavior, psychology of victimization, psychology of humor, ethno-psychology and psychosomatics.
Kirill Martinov, philosopher.
Kirill is PhD in philosophy, professor of philosophy in State University High School of Economics. Chief Editor of portal Opinion.ru
Sphere if professional interests is philosophy of consciousness, philosophy of language, political philosophy and sociology.