IX. International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism, and Society

“Global Crises: Media, Politics, and Environment”

April 13-14, 2021

Kadir Has University

Istanbul, Turkey

Crises signify conflicts, danger, and chaos. Global crises, from health crises like COVID-19 pandemic to political crises, from war and terror to humanitarian disasters, represent the dark side of a globalized world. This year’s conference theme focuses on how do global crises emerge from, and result in social, political, cultural, institutional, economic, technological, and environmental changes. The conference aims to analyze the ongoing multi-dimensional crisis of the global world and provide interdisciplinary approaches to the current global crises. The major themes to be covered with respect to global crises may include health crises (e.g. COVID-19 pandemic), wars and terrorism, global displacement and mass migration, legal crises and legitimacy, economic crises, disasters, catastrophes and risks, environmental challenges, poverty, politics (e.g. the rise of populism, the rise of nationalism), security (e.g. national security, digital security), the role of media in crisis time, disinformation and power relations. The conference also aims to understand how global crises are spawned by and shape our global age, and how they are represented in the media.

By structuring the discussion around potential topics, the 9th International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism, and Society (ICCTS) welcomes paper submissions that examine a key issue from different theoretical or methodological approaches. Within this perspective, the conference aims to bring together leading scholars from across disciplines to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of ‘global crises’.Potential topics for presentations include but are not limited to:

  • Global crises
  • Health crises
  • Wars and terrorism
  • Economic crises
  • Political crises
  • Legal crises
  • Global displacement and mass migration
  • Refugee crisis
  • Contemporary risks in the digital age
  • Security
  • Crisis in digital media
  • The role of media in crisis
  • Media, representation and narratives of crises
  • Gender inequality
  • Poverty
  • Climate change
  • Natural disasters
  • Environmental crisis and challenges

*For everyone’s health and safety, ICCTS 2021 will be organized and run as a virtual conference.

Please submit a maximum of 300 words short abstract to:

Mine Bertan Yılmaz, Faculty of Communications, Kadir Has University, Istanbul-Turkey, mine.yilmaz@khas.edu.tr

Proposals should be submitted in the following order:

Name of the author(s)

Telephone, fax, and e-mail address


Title of proposal

Body of proposal 


You will be notified by 26.02.2021 regarding the status of your proposal.

In previous years the selected papers have been published in edited volumes with respected publishers.

The organizing committee is planning to edit a new volume with selected papers from this year’s conference.

For further information about the conference please visit our website: http://iccts.khas.edu.tr

For further information about the conference in general, contact: Prof. Banu Baybars-Hawks: banubhawks@khas.edu.tr