Presentations And Publications


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


​​Roya Akhavan, “Understanding the New Historical Dialectic: Effects on Discourse and Action toward Peace.”  Presented at the Beijing Forum on the Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All, Beijing, November 2019.  (Beijing Forum is the top international scholarly event held annually in China and is sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education and Peking University.)

Roya Akhavan, “Rethinking Materialism from A Feminine Leadership Perspective.” Presented at the Ethical Business Building the Future (ebbf) Conference.  Geneva, Switzerland, May 2019.

Roya Akhavan, “A New Historical Dialectic: Impact on Theory and Action.”  Invited lecture presented at the Hermeneutics, Discourse, and Praxis Symposium of the Global Discourse Society, Peking University, Beijing, May 2019.

Roya Akhavan, “Terrorism: Root Causes and Solutions.”  Presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Baha’i Studies, Atlanta, August 2018.

Roya Akhavan, “Peace for Our Planet.” Webinar for the Wilmette Institute.  July 1, 2018.  (The video in available on youtube.com)

Roya Akhavan, “Martin Luther King’s Vision of Peace,” Invited Keynote Lecture, presented at a municipal observance sponsored by Justice Works, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. January 2018.

Roya Akhavan, “A New Historical Dialectic.” Presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Baha’i Studies, Los Angeles, August 2017.

Roya Akhavan, “The Roots of Individual and Social Transformation in the 21st Century.” Invited Plenary Lecture presented at the Annual Vancouver Conference on Social and Cultural Issues, Vancouver, Canada, May 2017.

Roya Akhavan, “From Division to Unity.” Invited Plenary Lecture presented at the Annual Vancouver Conference on Social and Cultural Issues, Vancouver, Canada, May 2016.

Roya Akhavan, “Reasons for Hope: A Progress Report Toward Peace.” Invited Plenary Lecture presented at the Annual Conference of the Friends of the Persian Culture, Chicago, September 2015.

Roya Akhavan, “Freedom vs. Control: Framing and Ideology in Contemporary Research on Chinese Media.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC), Chicago, 2012.

Roya Akhavan, “Ideal Leadership Characteristics: A Feminine Profile, Presented at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Conference on Shared Governance, Washington, D.C., 2012.

Roya Akhavan, “Commercialization of Scholarship:  "How Can We Stop Journals, and Their Corporate Allies from Privatizing and Selling Our Intellectual Property?” Presented at the American Association of University Professors, (AAUP) Conference on Shared Governance, Washington, D.C., 2011.


Roya Akhavan, “The Role of Individual Faculty Initiative in Aligning Higher Administration ‘Remote’ Decision-making with Reality: A Case Study.”  Presented at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Conference on Shared Governance, Washington DC, November 2010.  

Roya Akhavan-Majid, “Chinese Media in Transition.”  Refereed panel Organizer and Presenter, joint panel of International Communication Division/Media and Management Division, Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Chicago, August 2008.

Roya Akhavan-Majid, “Chinese Mass Media Commercialization in Historical Perspective: The Role of Non-State Actors.” Presented to the Annual Convention of the International Communications Association, ICA, May 2003.

Roya Akhavan-Majid, “A Post-Cold War Strategy for Peace:  Eliminating the Root Causes of War.”  Presented at the Kessel Institute Conference, Pathways to Peace, Mankato State University, May 8, 1998.


Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Ideology as a Source of Framing in the News."  Presented  to the Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, November 21-22, 1997.


Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Special Strengths of Women as Leaders in Higher Education."  Presented at the Statewide Conference of the American Council on Education (ACE/NIP), Chicago, February 27-28, 1997.

CONVENTION PAPERS


Roya Akhavan-Majid, “Mass Media Commercialization in China: The Interplay of Profit Motive and Political Reform.”  Presented to the Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association, WSSA, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2003.

Roya Akhavan-Majid and Jyotika Ramaprasad, “Framing and Ideology: A Comparative Analysis of American and Chinese Newspaper Coverage of the Fourth UN Conference on Women and the NGO Forum.”  Presented to the Annual Convention of the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association, ICA, Jerusalem, Israel, July 1998.

Roya Akhavan-Majid and Jyotika Ramaprasad, with Melissa Boyster, "Framing Beijing:  U.S. Daily Newspaper Coverage of the Fourth U.N. Women's
Conference and the NGO Forum."  Presented to the Annual Convention of the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association,
ICA
, Montreal, May 1997.


Roya Akhavan-Majid and Timothy Boudreau, "Professional Role Perception as a Predictor of Job Satisfaction among Daily Newspaper Editors." Presented to the Annual Convention of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, MAPOR, Chicago, November 21-22, 1996.

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Community Involvement and Editorial Role Perceptions," Presented to the Annual Convention of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, MAPOR, Chicago, November 17-18, 1995. 

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "An Adversary Press?: Trends in Professional Attitudes and the Effect of Questionnaire Wording," Presented to the Annual Convention of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, MAPOR, Chicago, November 18-20, 1994.

Roya Akhavan-Majid with Tim Boudreau, "Chain Ownership, Organizational Prominence, and Editorial Role-Perceptions."  Presented to the Annual Convention of the Newspaper Research Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, AEJMC, Atlanta, 1994.

Roya Akhavan-Majid and Tim Boudreau, "Newspaper Size and Editorial Role Perceptions."  Presented to the Annual Convention of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, MAPOR, Chicago, November 19-20, 1993.

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Telecommunications Policymaking in Japan: A Case Study in Elite Power Group Conflict and Compromise."  Presented to the Annual Convention of the Policy and Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, AEJMC, Kansas City, Aug. 11-14, 1993.

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Japan and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Analysis."  Presented to the Annual Convention of the International Comm. Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, AEJMC, Montreal, Aug. 5-8, 1992.

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Planetary Journalism and the Quest for Peace:  A Conceptual Framework."  Presented to the General Conference of the Communication and Peace Commission, International Peace Research Association, IPRA, Kyoto, Japan, July 27-31, 1992.

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Public Service Broadcasting and the Challenge of New Technology:  A Case Study of Japan's NHK."  Presented to the Annual Convention of the Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association, ICA, Miami, May 21-25, 1992.

Roya Akhavan-Majid, Anita Rife, Sheila Gopinath, "The Effect of Chain  Ownership on Editorial Independence:  A Case Study."  Presented to the Annual Convention of the Newspaper Research Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, AEJMC, Minneapolis, August 9-12, 1990.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 


Roya Akhavan-Majid, “Mass Media Reform in China: Toward a New Analytical Framework.”  Gazette: The International Journal for Media Studies, 66:6, (Fall 2004).

Roya Akhavan-Majid and Jyotika Ramaprasad, “Framing Beijing: Dominant Ideological Influences on the American Press Coverage of the Fourth UN Conference on Women and the NGO Forum.”  Gazette, 62:1, (Winter 2000).

Roya Akhavan-Majid and Jyotika Ramaprasad, “Framing and Ideology: A Comparative Analysis of American and Chinese Newspaper Coverage of the Fourth UN Conference on Women and the NGO Forum.”   Mass Communication & Society, 1:3/4, (Summer/Fall 1998).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, “Professional Role Perception as a Predictor of Job Satisfaction among Newspaper Editors.”  Newspaper Research Journal, 19:4, (Fall 1998).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Community Involvement Among Daily Newspaper Editors:  Extent, Determinants, and Effects on Editorial Role Perceptions."  Newspaper Research Journal. 16: 4, (Fall 1995).

Roya Akhavan-Majid and Tim Boudreau, "Chain Ownership, Organizational Size, and Editorial Role Perceptions."  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 72:4 (Winter 1995).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Telecommunications Policy-making in Japan, 1970-1993:  A Case Study in Elite Conflict," Current Politics and Economics of Japan.
Vol. 4, no. 2/3, (Spring 1995).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "An Adversary Press?: Questionnaire Wording and Editor's Perceptions," Mass Comm Review, 21:3&4 (1994).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Public Service Broadcasting and the Challenge of New Technology: A Case Study of Japan's NHK," Gazette, Vol. 50, no. 1 (August 1992).

Roya Akhavan-Majid and Gary Wolf, "American Mass Media and the Myth of Libertarianism:  Toward an Elite Power Group Theory," Critical Studies in
Mass Communication
, 8: 2 (June 1991).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, Anita Rife, and Sheila Gopinath, "Chain Ownership and Editorial Independence:  A Case Study of Gannett Newspapers."
Journalism Quarterly, 68: 1&2 (Spring/Summer 1991).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "The Press as an Elite Power Group in Japan," Journalism Quarterly, 67:4 (Spring 1991).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "Telecommunications Policy-making in Japan: The 1980's and Beyond," Telecommunications Policy, 14:159-168 (April 1990).

Roya Akhavan-Majid, "DBS Policy-making in Japan: An Interpretive History," Telecommunications Policy, 13:363-370 (December 1989).

 BOOKS 

Roya Akhavan, Peace for Our Planet: A New Approach. (Calumet Editions, 2017)