RICHARD ALAN NELSON

Major Conference Paper/Panel Presentations and Participation

 

113. R. A. Nelson, “Corporate Public Relations and Issues Management by Louisiana’s Chemical Industry: A Case Study of Environmental Justice and Controversy,” paper accepted for presentation (all expenses paid) at the Fifth International Public Relations Symposium on the theme “Business Public Relations and its Application in Social, Economical and Commercial Areas,” Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 5-6 January 2010.

 

112.  H. Efe Sevin, Gregory Payne, Craig Hayden, and R. A. Nelson, “Controlling the Message: A Strategic Approach to Nation Branding,” Roundtable on Research in Progress in Public Relations, accepted for presentation at the 95th Annual National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, 12-15 November 2009.

 

110-111. R. A. Nelson, “Public Diplomacy and Turkey: Issues and Opportunities,” invited keynote talk (all expenses paid), and “How to Maximize Your Research/Publication Productivity and Scholarly Impact in Social Sciences: Suggestions for Faculty and Grad Students,” session presentation at the International Davraz Congress on Social and Economic Issues Shaping the World’s Future: New Global Dialogue, Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Isparta, Turkey, 24-27 September 2009.

 

108-109. R. A. Nelson, “The Ethics of Persuasion: Strategic Information as a Tool of U.S. Public Diplomacy,” and R. A. Nelson and Ali M. Kanso, “Business Gift Practices: A Survey of Buyers,” papers presented at the 18th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 1-5 July 2009.

 

107. Ali M. Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “Ideology or Reality: Ethical Concerns about U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Middle East,”  paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 21st Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 2-4 April 2009. Delivered by Dr. Kanso.

 

        105-106. R. A. Nelson, invited presenter (all expenses paid) on “Enhancing Relationships: Understanding Promotional Products and the Industry in America,” 3 April 2008 (in Toyko, Japan); and “Career and Training Opportunities in Today’s Promotional Products Industry,” 5 April 2008 (in Kyoto, Japan), connected with the creation of the Promotional Products Association of Japan (PPAJ).

 

104. R. A. Nelson, Ali M. Kanso, and Steven R. Levitt, “Cause-related Public Relations: A Case Study of ‘Charge Against Hunger’ by American Express Corporation,” paper presented at the 11th International Public Relations Research Conference, Coral Gables, Florida, 6-9 March 2008. Delivered by Dr. Kanso and Dr. Levitt.

 

        103. R. A. Nelson, Ali M. Kanso, and H. Paul LeBlanc III, “Combining Advertising and Promotions: Recent Research in Promotional Products,” paper presented at the 16th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, Maastricht, Netherlands, 4-7 July 2007.

 

        102. Ali M. Kanso, Steven R. Levitt, and R. A. Nelson, “Reputation Management and Public Relations: How One Business Reinvented Its Identity,” paper presented at the 16th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, Maastricht, Netherlands, 4-7 July 2007.

 

        101. R. A. Nelson, one of 40 invited participants (all expenses paid) to a policy conference on “What is the Future of United States International Broadcasting? Assessing its Challenges, Redefining its Mission” sponsored by the McCormick Tribune Foundation and the Hudson Institute Center for Future Security Strategies, held at the McCormick Tribune Foundation’s Cantigny Estate in Wheaton, Illinois, 26-27 April 2007. Other attendees included Kevin Klose, President of National Public Radio; and Newton Minnow, former head of the Federal Communications Commission. Resulted in subsequent publication in November 2007 of a report on Understanding the Mission of U.S. International Broadcasting. McCormick Tribune Conference Series. Chicago: McCormick Tribune Foundation, 2007, 32 pages; available in printed version or in a pdf download at http://www.mccormicktribune.org/publications/broadcasting07.pdf.

100. Ali M. Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “Media Selection Considerations in a Global Marketplace: A Survey of U.S. Advertising Decision-makers,” paper presented at the 2007 American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Conference, Burlington, Vermont, 12-15 April 2007. Delivered by Dr. Kanso.

99. R. A. Nelson, Ali M. Kanso, and H. Paul LeBlanc III, “As Easy as One, Two, Three: How Television, Print, and Promotional Products Rate with College-Age Buyers,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 19th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, 29 March – 1 April 2007. Delivered by Dr. LeBlanc.

97-98. R. A. Nelson, “Nike v. Kasky: Implications for Public Relations Practice” and “My Outside Look at Media Education in the Arab World,” presentations at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, 16-19 November 2006.

95-96. R. A. Nelson, “Some New Trends in Public Relations: What Future Business Leaders Should Know,” and “Maximizing Your Research and Impact: Suggestions for Faculty and Grad Students,” papers presented at the 15th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association in conjunction with the Sarajevo Graduate School of Business, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 18-21 June 2006; more information: http://www.imda.cc/

 

94. R. A. Nelson, “Propaganda and the La Belle Disco Incident of 1986: A Political and Ideological Analysis of Disinformation During the Reagan Era,” invited paper, Symposium on U.S.-Libyan Relations sponsored by the Academy of Graduate Studies, Tripoli, Libya, 13-14 April 2006.

 

93. R. A. Nelson, “An Outside Look at Media Education in the Arab World: Perceptions and Opportunities for International Impact,” presented on my behalf by Dr. Ali Kanso at the 3rd Annual Communication Forum: Media Education & Training in the Arab World, Saudi Association for Media & Communication, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 3-6 December 2005; more information: http://samc.org.sa/m3%5Fen/.

92. Ali Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “Older and Bigger: Do Larger, More Established International Firms Use Standardized Advertising More Than Their Younger, Smaller Counterparts,” nominated as a top five paper presented at the Global Fusion 2005: Global Media, Culture and Health Conference (endorsed by AEJMC, BEA, IAMCR, and ICA), Athens, Ohio, 30 September – 2 October 2005; more information: www.globalfusion.siu.edu.

91. R. A. Nelson and Ali Kanso, “Collaborative Rather Than Competitive? An Analysis of Global/Local Creative Strategy Choices Made by International Advertising Managers,” paper presented at the 14th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association in conjunction with the EuroArab Management School, Granada, Spain, 10-13 July 2005; more information: http://www.imda.cc/.

90. Ali Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “Standardized vs. Localized Predicament: How U.S. Advertising Executives Approach Non-Domestic Markets,” paper accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Third Asia-Pacific Conference, Hong Kong, China, 1-4 June 2005; more information: http://advertising.utexas.edu/AAA/AsiaPac2005.html.

89. R. A. Nelson, “Issues Communication and Environmental Justice: A Challenging Public Affairs Case,” paper presented at the 12th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, Maastricht, Netherlands, 14-18 July 2004.

88. R. A. Nelson, “Enemy Aliens and Business: Lessons From World War I,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 16th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 25-28 March 2004.

87. Ali Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “The Impact of Cultural Factors on International Messages: Implications for Service Industry Advertisers,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 16th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 25-28 March 2004. 

86. Christopher Day , Xigen  Li, and R. A. Nelson , “Effect of Music Downloading Via the Internet on Music CD Purchase,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 16th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 25-28 March 2004. 

85. Ali Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “Attempting to Swoosh Problems Away: Nike’s Public Relations Efforts to Counteract Negative News Coverage of the Company's Asian Employment Practices,” paper presented at the Public Relations Society of America International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 25-28, 2003. 

84. R. A. Nelson and Ali Kanso, “A New Look at Advertising and Public Relations: Issues and Controversies in a Propaganda Society,” paper presented at the 12th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 25-29 June 2003; more information: http://www.imda.cc/IMDA_Program_2003.pdf. 

83. Ali Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “New Evidence in an Unsettled Debate: How Practitioners at U.S. Consumer Service Businesses Perceive the Impact of Cultural Factors on International Advertising,” paper presented at the 12th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 25-29 June 2003; more information: http://www.imda.cc/IMDA_Program_2003.pdf.

82. Aimee Shelton and R. A. Nelson, “Management by Personality: A Realistic Approach to Solving Workplace Conflicts,” paper presented at the 12th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 25-29 June 2003; more information: http://www.imda.cc/IMDA_Program_2003.pdf.

81. R. A. Nelson, invited lecturer, “Hollywood of the East: Florida as Film Center,” with multi-media presentation in support of the exhibition “Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters,” 29 May 2003, The Wolfsonian Museum, Florida International University, Miami, 29 May 2003.

80. R. A. Nelson, invited keynote speaker on “The Future of Public Relations: Help Wanted, You’re Needed” and “Real World PR” as part of the inaugural campus-wide Communications Week, Department of Communication, University of Texas at San Antonio, 15-16 April 2003.

79. R. A. Nelson, “Issue Advertising and ‘Deep Pockets’: Ethics and Reality,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 15th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 2003. 

78. Xiaoge Hu, Xigen Li, and R. A. Nelson, “The World Wide Web as a Vehicle for Advertising Movies to College Students: An Exploratory Study,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 15th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 2003. 

77. Ali Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “Crisis Communication and Public Relations: Nike’s Response to Labor Violations in Asia,” paper presented in the Business Sciences Division, at the Sixth International, Interdisciplinary Public Relations Research Conference on “Measurement & Measuring the Public Relations Function organized by the Educators Academy, Public Relations Society of America, South Miami, Florida, 20-23 March 2003.

 

76. R. A. Nelson, “The Bulgari Connection: A Novel Form of Product Placement,” paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 23 November 2002. Also served as respondent and session chair for other NCA panels.

 

75. E. Williams and R. A. Nelson, “Environmental Justice vs. Issues Management: A Case Study of Shintech Corporation’s Proposed Move to Louisiana,” paper presented at the the 88th Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 22 November 2002.

 

74. E. Williams and R. A. Nelson, “Issues Management and Competitiveness: A Case Study of Environmental Justice and the Public Relations Practices of Louisiana’s Chemical Industry,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Competitiveness (ASC), Alexandria, Virginia, 10-12 October 2002.

 

        73. R. A. Nelson, “The Intersection of Research and the Profession in Public Relations: Getting Published and Getting Ahead for Academics,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Public Relations Division, Miami Beach, Florida, 6 August 2002.

 

        72. R. A. Nelson, “Tolerance and Openness in a Complex World: The Role of Mass Media,” invited presentation in an all-academy session on “Vulnerability in the International Business Environment: Responses to Violence and Terrorism,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 14th Annual Conference, Marina del Rey, California, April 2002.

 

        71. R. A. Nelson, “Post-September 11 Efforts by the U.S. Government to Influence the ‘Arab Street’: Review and Analysis,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 14th Annual Conference, Marina del Rey, California, April 2002.

 

        70. Ali Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “Overcoming Biases, Stereotypes, and False Inferences: Cross-Cultural Frameworks for Arab and American Public Relations Practitioners,” presented as the refereed Top Paper in the Business Sciences Division, at the Fifth International, Interdisciplinary Public Relations Research Conference on “Connectivity in a Connected World” organized by the Educators Academy, Public Relations Society of America, South Miami, Florida, 9 March 2002.

 

        69. R. A. Nelson, invited featured speaker, Beta Honors Club All-School President’s Day Assembly, Louisiana School for Math, Sciences, and the Arts, 21 February 2002.

 

        68. R. A. Nelson, “Ethics and Social Issues in Business: An Updated Communication Perspective,” paper presented at the 12th Annual American Society for Competitiveness Conference in Arlington, Virginia, 11 October 2001.

 

        67. R. A. Nelson, “Is McCarthyism Still a Smear Word? Re-evaluating the Legacy of Senator Joseph McCarthy,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 13th Annual Conference, Orlando, 7 April 2001.

 

        66. R. A. Nelson, “But Joseph McCarthy Was Right—There Were Communists in the Media and the Government,” paper in a competitive panel at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Seattle, 9 November 2000.

 

        65. R. A. Nelson, “Ethics and Social Issues in Business: A Communication Perspective,” paper presented in a panel on “The Practices of Business and Media: Is a Universal Ethic Realistic?” at the 11th Annual American Society for Competitiveness Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, 5-7 October 2000.

       

        64. R. A. Nelson, “Dispelling U.S. Propaganda Images of Libya: Removing an Impediment to Future Relationship Building,” working paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 12th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, 1 April 2000.

 

        63. R. A. Nelson, “Public Affairs and International Business: New Tools for Reputation Management Tracking and Analysis,” paper presented at the Conference on Competitiveness in the 21st Century, American Society for Competitiveness, Atlanta, October 1999.

 

      62. R. A. Nelson, fully-funded invited presenter and participant in the Second Round Table Conference, U.S.-Libya Dialogue Group, “On the Way to Better Improve Non-Political Business and Communication Relations by the U.S. and Europe with Libya,” sponsored by the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta, Sliema, Malta, 25-26 August 1999.

 

      61. R. A. Nelson, fully-funded invited panelist and participant in the First Round Table Conference, U.S.-Libya Dialogue Group, “On the Way to Better Improve Non-Political Business and Communication Relations by the U.S. and Europe with Libya,” sponsored by the Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands, 9-10 April 1999. Note: I have a continuing interest in the Middle East, with particular focus on Libya. In collaboration with the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (http://www.imtd.org/initiatives-libya.htm), the above two presentations involved constructive public policy discussions on U.S.-Libyan relations featuring present and former government officials (including Ambassador Herman Cohen, President Bush’s point man on Africa), academics, military representatives from the U.S., and media practitioners (including Eugene Bird, a retired foreign service officer, who is president of the Council for the National Interest and diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, http://www.washington-report.org/backissues/1099/9910029.html). I suggested that Libya and other states seeking to improve relations should use professional public communications counsel and work with potential corporate allies to lobby U.S. policymakers. In making those remarks, I made clear my views were expressed as a private citizen, without implied support from any institution I was affiliated with. Nevertheless, they seem to have had a positive impact. As Adam Zagorin, in his article about the New Libya in Time Magazine 155,12 (March 27, 2000), pp. 66-67 observed, in the near future “the long ban on U.S. commercial activity with Libya could be lifted. Says Ronald Neumann, the top State Department official in charge of Middle East affairs: ‘Change can now he imagined.’ Indeed, a quiet but intense lobbying campaign for detente has been launched by U.S. businessmen with ties to both the current Administration and that of former President George Bush.....Unofficial contacts have also eased tensions between the U.S. and Libya....Moreover, a nonprofit ‘U.S.-Libya dialogue group’ last year organized an offshore, three-day meeting with senior Libyans and recommended that Tripoli hire a public relations firm and develop the support of American business ‘to change policy on sanctions.’” Dr. Charles McDonald (Ph.D., University of Virginia), Professor in the Department of International Relations at Florida International University, is the American chair of the U.S.-Libya Dialogue Group.  See also http://www.imtd.org/initiatives-libya.htm.

 

        60. Stephanie L. Jackson, John Windhauser, and R. A. Nelson, “Nonprofit Involvement in Special Events: The 1996 Olympic Torch Relay and Capital Area United Way,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 11th Annual Conference, San Francisco, 25 March 1999.

 

        59. R. A. Nelson, “Ethics and Social Responsibility: Good Business in a Global Economy,” paper presented at the “Globalization: Socio-Cultural, Economic and Political Dimensions Conference” hosted by Faculty of Business and Economics, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 20 November 1998. Also served as moderator/respondent at the conference.

 

        58. John Mark King and R. A. Nelson, “Television News Dependency and Public Perceptions of the Environment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,” paper presented at the 4th Annual International Association of Business Disciplines (IABD) International Conference, Cd. Juarez, Mexico, 17 October 1998. (Delivered by Dr. King)

 

        57. R. A. Nelson, panelist in roundtable discussion, “Do We Want Post-Tenure Review,” Louisiana Communication Association 1st Annual Convention, New Orleans, 22 August 1998.

 

        56. R. A. Nelson, invited speaker, “Ethical Challenges Facing Today’s Communicators,” New Orleans Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicator’s (IABC), monthly member luncheon, 19 August 1998.

 

        55. R. A. Nelson, all expenses paid invited speaker on “Excellence Is More Than a Word: Strategic Management Issues and Public Relations” to kickoff the PRSSA Presents Series, Emerson College Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter, Boston, 9 April 1998.

 

        54. R. A. Nelson, “Political Communication and Public Affairs: Evolving Academic Disciplines,” paper presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines 10th Annual Conference, San Francisco, 2 April 1998.

 

        53. R. A. Nelson, moderator, “Nuts and Bolts in Book Publishing” panel, 5th Annual Louisiana Communication Mini-Conference, Department of Communication, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, 15 November 1997.

 

        52. R. A. Nelson, “Using Information Technologies to Communicate Internationally: Governments, Strategic Public Diplomacy and the Internet,” paper presented at the “Middle East and North African Conference of Economics, International Trade and Capital Markets,” co-sponsored by Tanta University, Egypt, and the International Academy of Business Disciplines, Cairo, Egypt, August 1997.

 

        51. Ali Kanso, Abdul Karim Sinno, and R. A. Nelson, “Lebanon, Tourism Development, and the Internet: A Plan of Action for Rebuilding from War,” paper presented at the “Middle East and North African Conference of Economics, International Trade and Capital Markets,” co-sponsored by Tanta University, Egypt, and the International Academy of Business Disciplines, Cairo, Egypt, August 1997.

 

        50. Charles M. Mayo and R. A. Nelson, “The ‘Hoary-Headed Apostle of Satan’: Abner Kneeland and Press Freedom in America,” competitively accepted paper, Magazine Division research session on “The State, Magazines, and a Free Press,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 80th Annual Convention, Chicago, 2 August 1997. (Delivered by Dr. Mayo)

 

        49. R. A. Nelson, invited participant with presentation on “Political Communication: The Ethics of Modern Propaganda in a Democracy,” in Professional Ethics and Public Discourse Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics, College of Law, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 30-31 May 1997.

 

        48. R. A. Nelson, “Propaganda Studies: New Advances in an Old Discipline,” presentation, part of an invited panel, International Academy of Business Disciplines 9th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, 13 April 1997.

 

        47. R. A. Nelson, discussant, “Loyalty, Response, Image” panel, Direct Marketing Educational Foundation Educators’ Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 27 October 1996.

 

        46. R. A. Nelson, “Analyzing Allegations of Media Bias: Propaganda or Not? Real or Imagined?,” presentation, part of an invited panel, International Academy of Business Disciplines 8th Annual Conference, Rockville, Maryland, 13 April 1996.

 

        45. R. A. Nelson, “Robert L. Heath’s Theoretical Contributions: An Ongoing Process,” presentation, part of a competitive panel before the Public Relations Commission, Speech Communication Association 81st Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 19 November 1995.

 

        44. R. A. Nelson, “Who’s Right and Who’s Wrong?: Using Fundamental Principles to Teach Public Relations Ethics,” presentation, part of a competitive panel before the Public Relations Commission, Speech Communication Association 81st Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 18 November 1995.

 

        43. R. A. Nelson, “An Ethical Dilemma in a Democratic Society: Maintaining Journalistic Independence from Non-Governmental Sources—Advertisers, Public Relations Practitioners, and Special Interest Groups,” session leader, Seminar on the Management and Practice of Journalism in a Democracy, with 11 participant journalists from nations of Central and Eastern Europe, sponsored by the Institute of International Education, Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University, 17 March 1995.

 

      42. R. A. Nelson, “Using New Technologies in External Communication Efforts: Building a More Public Relationship Between Developing Nations and the U.S.,” invited paper, International Academy of Business Disciplines 7th Annual Conference, Redondo Beach, California, 7 April 1995.

 

      41. R. A. Nelson, “The Public Affairs Implications of New Technologies: How Activists are Using the Internet,” invited paper, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 77th Annual Convention, Atlanta, 12 August 1994.

 

      40. R. A. Nelson and Ali Kanso, “The Evolution of Specialty Advertising: An Effective Alternative Communication Vehicle,” refereed paper, International Academy of Business Disciplines 6th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, 9 April 1994.

 

        39. Charles A. Lubbers and R. A. Nelson, “An Assessment of the Public Relations Instruction in ACEJMC-Accredited Programs,” refereed paper, International Academy of Business Disciplines 6th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, 9 April 1994.

 

      38. R. A. Nelson, panel coordinator/moderator on “Ethical Considerations in the 1990s: How Do We Erase the Greedy 1980s?” featuring Tom Ross, Senior Vice President and Director of Media Relations Worldwide for Hill & Knowlton, Inc., and a distinguished panel of faculty experts, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 76th Annual Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, 13 August 1993.

 

      37. R. A. Nelson, “Total Quality Management, Advertising, Public Relations and the Attack on Commercial Speech: Is Persuasion in the Public Interest?” invited paper, International Academy of Business Disciplines 5th Annual Conference, New Orleans, 8 April 1993.

 

        36. R. A. Nelson, “Building a More Public Relationship: How Developing Nations Can Improve the Effectiveness of their External Communication Efforts,” invited paper, Symposium on the New International Order, College of Economics and Political Science, Alfateh University, Tripoli, Libya, 6 April 1993.

       

        35. R. A. Nelson and A. Kanso, “Where Public Relations, Marketing, Sales Promotion, and Advertising Meet: The Historical Development and Impact of Specialty Advertising,” paper, part of a competitive panel before the Public Relations Commission, Speech Communication Association 78th Annual Meeting, Chicago, 1 November 1992.

 

        34. R. A. Nelson, “The Convergence of Advertising and Public Relations: What About Academia?” presentation, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 75th Annual Convention, Montréal, Canada, August 1992.

 

        33. A. Kanso and R. A. Nelson, “Before ‘Desert Storm’: A Comparison of 1980 Iraq-Iran War Coverage in Four American and Arab Newspapers,” refereed paper, International Communications Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 75th Annual Convention, Montréal, Canada, August 1992. (Delivered by Dr. Ali Kanso)

 

        32. R. A. Nelson, competitively selected as one of 12 faculty members from the U.S. and Australia, to present a paper on “Issues Management, Propaganda, and the Public Interest: The Ethical Implications of Social Marketing” as well as participate in a week-long interdisciplinary seminar on “Ethics and the Professions: Moral Theories and Contemporary Problems” sponsored by the Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics, College of Law, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 6-13 June 1992.

 

      30-31. R. A. Nelson, “Issues Management: The Ethics of Social Marketing Propaganda,” paper presenter; and chair “Student Section Presentations,” International Academy of Business Disciplines 4th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2 and 5 April 1992.

 

        29. R. A. Nelson, “Propaganda for God: Pastor Charles Taze Russell and the Multi-Media Photo-Drama of Creation (1914)” competitively selected paper, First International DOMITOR Conference on Early Film (l’Association internationale pour le développement de la recherche sur le cinéma des premiers temps), Québec City, Canada, 9 June 1990.

 

        28. R. A. Nelson, “Public Relations: The Professionalism Dilemma,” invited address to Public Relations Society of America, Kansas Chapter, Wichita, January 1990.

 

        27. R. A. Nelson, invited respondent, in refereed panel sponsored by the Commission on Freedom of Speech on “The Diversity Principle: An Integrated Approach for the New Administration,” Speech Communication Association 75th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 19 November 1989.

 

        26. J. T. Bowen and R. A. Nelson, “Image Communication for the Hospitality Industry: Integrating Public Relations and Marketing Education,” refereed paper at Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, 27 July 1989. (Delivered by Dr. John Bowen)

 

        25. R. A. Nelson, “Approaches to Archival Research on Film and Television Propaganda in the U.S.,” competitively selected paper at “Fast Rewind: The Archeology of Moving Images” conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 4 May 1989.

 

        24. R. A. Nelson, “The Repeal of the Fairness Doctrine and National Communications Policy: Has the Public Interest Been Served?” as part of a competitively selected panel organized and chaired by R. A. Nelson on “Broadcast Regulation and Public Policy: Issues and Controversy,” Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, 28 April 1989.

 

        23. R. A. Nelson, “Summarizing Recent Research in Radio, Television and Film,” faculty seminar celebrating tenth anniversary of the founding of the School of Communication, University of Houston, 7 April 1989; invited presentation.

 

        22. W. Douglas, R. L. Heath, and R. A. Nelson, “Toward an Information Integration Approach to Issue Advertising,” Top Four competitively selected paper in Applied Communication, Speech Communication Association 73rd Annual Meeting, Boston, 6 November 1987. (Delivered by Dr. William Douglas and Dr. Robert Heath)

 

        21. R. A. Nelson, “Commercial Propaganda in the Silent Film: A Case Study of A Mormon Maid (1917),” competitively selected paper, Mormon History Association Conference, Oxford University, England, 9 July 1987.

 

        20. R. L. Heath, W. Douglas, and R. A. Nelson, “Issue Advertising: Should We Fear the ‘Deep Pockets’ Effect?,” competitive paper, Public Relations Special Interest Group, International Communication Association 37th Annual Conference, Montréal, Canada, 24 May 1987. (Delivered by Dr. Robert Heath)

 

        19. R. A. Nelson, one of four invited seminar panelists (all expenses paid), “The History of Film in Florida: A Multi-Media Presentation and Seminar,” presented by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities at the Miami Film Festival, Metro-Dade Cultural Center, Miami, Florida, 9 February 1987. The Miami Film Festival is now one of the premier international showcases for new motion pictures.

 

        18. R. A. Nelson, “Issues Communication and the U. S. Committee for Energy Awareness: An Introduction,” paper in competitive panel session, Speech Communication Association 72nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, 15 November 1986.

 

        17. R. L. Heath and R. A. Nelson, “Issues Management: An Old Hat or a New Ball Game?,” competitive paper session, Speech Communication Association 71st Annual Meeting, Denver, 8 November 1985.

 

        16. R. L. Heath and R. A. Nelson, “Issues Management, the FCC, and the Elusive Nature of Fairness: How Does an Issues Manager Know What is Fair?,” in competitive paper session on “Public Relations: A State of the Art Analysis,” International Communication Association 35th Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 25 May 1985. (Delivered by Dr. Robert Heath)

 

        15. R. A. Nelson, “Propaganda for the Proletariat: Weimar, Cultural Bolshevism and National Socialist Film Ideology,” Popular Culture Association 15 Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, 4 April 1985. Program chair as well as presenter.

 

        14. R. A. Nelson, “Free Speech Versus the Fairness Doctrine: Libertarian Analysis of a Federal Policy Failure,” American Culture Association 6th Annual Joint Convention with the Popular Culture Association, Toronto, Canada, 31 March 1984.

 

        13. R. A. Nelson, “Beyond Laurel: Oliver Hardy and the Vim Comedy Company, a Studio Biography/Filmography,” Popular Culture Association, Toronto, Canada, 30 March 1984.

 

        12. R. A. Nelson, “The New Corporate Television and Cable Programming Environment,” in competitive panel session, Speech Communication Association 69th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 11 November 1983.

 

        11. R. A. Nelson, “Entering a Brave New World: The Impact of the New Information and Telecommunications Technologies,” in competitive paper session, University Film and Video Association 37th Annual Conference, North Texas State University, Denton, 11 August 1983.

 

        10. R. A. Nelson, “Corporate Use of Television for Issue Advertising and Programming: Threat to the Public Interest or Essential ‘Free Speech’ Component?,” American Culture Association 5th Annual Joint Conference with the Popular Culture Association, Wichita, Kansas, 25 April 1983.

 

         9. R. A. Nelson, “Gandhi: Movie, Man and Propaganda,” Gandhi Symposium on the Man, Movie, Myth and Movement, University of Houston, 25 March 1983.

 

         8. R. A. Nelson, “The Electronic Information Revolution,” Planetcon ‘82 Science and Science Fiction Convention, Houston, 17 October 1982.

 

         7. R. A. Nelson, “Cinema of Hate: A Case Study of Commercial Silent-Era European Religious Screen Propaganda,” refereed paper at the Society for Cinema Studies Annual Conference, UCLA, 29 June 1982.

       

         6. R. A. Nelson, “The New Information Technologies and What they Mean for Audiences,” Popular Culture Association 12th Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 16 April 1982. National co-chair and coordinator of call for papers in “Mass Communications and their Audiences” area.        

 

         5. R. A. Nelson, “Stock Frauds and Con Men: A Neglected Economic Aspect of New York’s Early Motion Picture Industry,” refereed paper at the Society for Cinema Studies Annual Conference, New York City, 22 April 1981.

 

         4. R. A. Nelson, “Beyond Science Fiction: Media in the ‘80s,” Collegecon ‘80 Conference, University of Houston, 11 April 1980. Program coordinator as well as presenter.

 

         3. T. W. Hoffer and R. A. Nelson, “Contemporary Docudrama: Issues and Concerns,” Florida Speech Communication Association Annual Convention, Fort Lauderdale, 20 October 1978.

 

         2. R. A. Nelson, “Florida as a Film Center: Yesterday and Today,” Florida Speech Communication Annual Convention, Fort Lauderdale, 20 October 1978. Included screening of my eight-minute video documentary on Florida’s motion picture heritage, Rival to Hollywood.

 

         1. T. W. Hoffer and R. A. Nelson, “Docudrama on American Television: Evolution, Appeals and Problems,” refereed paper at the University Film Association 31st Annual Conference, University of Maryland, 4 August 1977. Included co-delivered multi-media presentation.

 

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