Alex Matveev’s new book Intercultural Competence in Organizations: A Guide for Leaders, Educators and Team Players

CAER is happy to announce the publication of member Alex Matveev's new book entitled Intercultural Competence in Organizations: A Guide for Leaders, Educators and Team Players by Springer. Matveev's book "addresses one of the most critical issues facing global business leaders and the multicultural workforce – how to work and relate effectively in the intercultural contexts. The author presents business professionals, practitioners and academics with the Collaborative Intercultural Competence Model. Based on solid theoretical assumptions and real intercultural experiences, this model is to help professionals work more effectively across and within cultures. This book expands the traditional presentation of existing knowledge by providing a unified discussion of intercultural communication and its conceptual foundations. The book offers readers with a contemporary insight into the intercultural competence phenomenon and highlights the basis for its experience-based inquiry, assessment and development" (Springer, 2017).

Congratulations to Alex on his latest publication!

CAER at NCA – Congratulations

Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers (CAER) would like to thank everyone for their submissions to this year's NCA Convention and would like to congratulate those who were selected.

This year's convention will be held on November 16-19, 2017, in Dallas, Texas (USA). We are looking forward to seeing everyone in the Lonestar State.



Association of Pedagogical Education Support in Tyumen Region



More information is available

XI All-Russian (with international participants) research and education conference dedicated to the 330th anniversary of higher education in Russia and the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Pedagogics, Psychology, and Social Education
April 14, 2017

Dear colleagues! You are invited to participate in the All-Russian Research & Education Conference (with international participants) dedicated to the 330th anniversary of higher education in Russia and the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Pedagogics, Psychology, and Social Education in D.I. Mendeleev Tobolsk Pedagogical Institute (branch of Tyumen State University).

Covered topics include:

• growing trends in education
• University 3.0: the future challenges of professional training
• New Era Teacher: the teacher of the ‘digital’ student generation, those who observe innovative Russia
• ‘Excellent Education’: new formats and projects (creating education programs meeting the highest criteria worldwide)
• the problem field of inclusive education
• network devices of united educational system development

The conference includes
• participation of major Russian and international specialists in the area of education and pedagogics
• expert platform ‘General education modernization as a way of future teachers’ training program update
• open mike session ‘My Pedagogical Idea’ (conference participants’ speeches)
• webinar “Creating innovative education programs: the new way of interaction’
• Special guests: the winners of “The Teacher of the Year” competition

The plenary session is to take place on April 14, 2017. The programme of both the conference and the plenary session will be submitted in the next information letter.

Contact us:
Tatyana Yarkova, Ed.D., associate professor of Pedagogics, Psychology, and Social Education faculty,
Tatyana Patrusheva, assistant of Pedagogics, Psychology, and Social Education Faculty
8 (3456) 25-15-88 (33-03)
Znamensky st. 58, Tobolsk, Tyumen Region, 626150 Russia

Character Assassination Conference Deadline extended to 23 January 2017

Call for Papers: Character Assassination in Theory and Practice

Host: Lab for Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP)

Location: George Mason University (Arlington Campus), Arlington, Virginia

Dates: March 3-5, 2017

Character assassination (CA) is the deliberate destruction of an individual’s reputation or credibility through character attacks. CA techniques include negative campaigning, spreading rumors, anonymous online defamation, and many other tactics. All of these are common tactics in contemporary politics, but character attacks can also be targeted against celebrities, athletes, scientists and others with a high public profile. Attackers target the private lives, values, and very identity of their victims in an attempt to discredit them and subject them to scorn and ridicule. Character assassination has been a widespread method of power struggle for centuries.

As a field of scholarship, the study of character assassination has been experiencing a remarkable academic renaissance. Researchers and practitioners from different fields such as political science, political communications, sociology, psychology and history have all been interested in the phenomenon of CA. However, a coherent methodology and vocabulary to study CA in a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary perspective have yet to be developed. At this conference, we aim to exchange ideas and gather suggestions to move towards this goal.

We invite scholars to submit research and works in progress which will discuss CA from a great variety of disciplinary and cultural angles. We expect each presentation to be 20 minutes long. We welcome both theoretical work and case studies. We are open to papers that examine both the process and outcomes of CA and communication strategies for neutralizing CA.

More information is available the Conference Website

CAER at the 48th Annual ASEEES Convention


Several CAER members recently attended the 48th Annual ASEEES Convention in Washington DC. CAER Past President Sergei Samoilenko of George Mason University organized the panel "How to Study Eurasia through Communication Research Methods," and several CAER members participated on the panel. CAER Executive Board Member Rod Carveth of Morgan State University delivered his paper "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word: Effective Apologia in Crisis Communication." In addition, CAER Secretary Marta Natalia Lukacovic of Furman University delivered her paper entitled "Combination of Discourse and Content Analysis: Czech and Slovak Internet User-Generated Discussions about the Crisis in Ukraine," and CAER Immediate Past President Maureen C. Minielli of CUNY delivered her paper entitled "A Rhetorical Analysis of Richard M. Nixon's 'Radio and Television Address to the People of the Soviet Union' of May 28, 1972." The panel's respondent was Liliya Karimova of George Washington University. The papers were designed to introduce the study of communication to ASEEES members and discuss the different methodologies and approaches communication scholars employ. The paper presentations are available on the CAER YouTube channel.

The 49th Annual ASEEES Convention will be held on 9-12 November 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. CAER members interested in participating at this convention should contact Sergei Samoilenko at

Craig and McCloskey win CAER Top Paper Awards at NCA

CAER awarded its Top Faculty and Top Student Paper Awards this past weekend at NCA in Philadelphia. Brett Craig, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, and his two co-authors Yuliya Yurashevich, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Audrey Dewes, Saint Louis University, were the recipients of this year's Top Faculty Paper Award for their paper "Social Support Among University Students in Kazakhstan" was the winning paper. Thomas McCloskey, University of Maryland, College Park was the recipient of the Top Student Paper Award for his paper "'We Will Destroy Them': Unifying Russian Myths and Vladmir Putin's Rise to Power." The winners were honored at the CAER Business Meeting on Saturday, 12 November 2016. Congratulations to the winners!!

Preparing for NCA

NCA logoNCA is 2 weeks away. Our business meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 8:00am-9:15am in Marriott Downtown - Room 616. If anyone has any agenda items please send them to CAER President Maureen Minielli at The proposed Constitution changes have been posted to the CAER Facebook Group page and the CAER Business Meeting Agenda will be posted there too. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia!