Monday, April 16, 2018

18.30 Exclusive meeting (talk and dinner) for Alumni Santa Croce (School of Church Communications only)
          prof. Richard R. John, Columbia Journalism School, New York


TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018  [ Freedom of Expression ]

8.45     Registration and Welcome

9.15     Rector’s remarks, Prof. Msgr. Luis Navarro, Pontifical University of Santa Croce

9.30     Introduction to the Seminar: Dialogue, Respect and Freedom: Three Key Words for Church Communication Offices

            Jordi Pujol, Professor of Media Ethics and LawPontifical University of Santa Croce

10.00   Opening Lecture: Rediscovering the Value of Freedom of Expression: Lessons from History

            Richard R. John, Professor of History and Communications, Columbia Journalism School, New York

11.00   Coffee Break

11.30   Lecture (simultaneously):

            L1: Passwords for Public Debate

                  Juan Pablo Cannata, Head of the Applied Communication Studies Center, Universidad Austral, Argentina

                  Chair: Enrique Fuster, Pontifical University of Santa Croce

            L2: The “Echo Chamber” Phenomenon's Impact on Institutional Communication

                   Walter Quattrociocchi, Coordinator of Laboratory of Data Science and Complexity, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia

                   Chair: Giovanni Tridente, Pontifical University of Santa Croce

12.15 Workshop (simultaneously):

                    W1: Generate Public Dialogue through Social Network: Comparing Experiences

  • Brett T. Robinson, University of Notre Dame (Moderator)

  • Franco Galdino, Shalom Catholic Community

  • Rafael Martin, Head of social media, Opus Dei Spain

  • Eric Salobir, General Promoter of Social CommunicationsDominicans   

  • Donato Lacedonio, Faculty of Social Communication Sciences, Pontifical Salesian University

        W2: Generate Public Dialogue through Events: Comparing Experiences

  • Sergio Tapia, Pontifical University of Santa Croce (Moderator)

  • Roberto Fontolán, Comunione e Liberazione

  • Victoria Gómez, Movimento dei Focolari

  • Massimiliano Signifredi, Communication Office, Comunità di Sant’Egidio

  • Ken Hallenius, Communications Specialist, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture

12.30 Lunch on your own


15.00    Papers by TOPIC AREAS /
             Simultaneously in Aula Magna: The Radio Show "E Deus criou o mundo" (Portugal):
             Carlos Quevedo (director), Isaac Assor, Khalid Jamal, Pedro Gil, Henrique Mota

17.15    Workshop (simultaneously): 

W1: Communicating the Family: Ireland 2018 World Meeting Strategies
        Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland
        Chair: John Wauck, Pontifical University of Santa Croce

W2: Communicating the Faith to the Young People: Panama 2019 WYD Strategies
        Organizing Committee of the World Youth Day in Panama
        Chair: Jorge Milán, Pontifical University of Santa Croce

18.15    Practical Session: Constructing a Reputation When Values Are Ignored: 5 Ideas for Becoming Relevant in Social Dialogue
             Mónica Herrero, Professor of Structures and Markets of the Communication, University of Navarra, Spain
             Moderator: José María La Porte, Pontifical University of Santa Croce

18.45    End of Sessions


WEDNESDAY APRIL 18, 2018  [ Dialogue ]

9.00      Audience with Pope Francis

             Visit to the Vatican Press Office and Meeting with Msgr. Dario Viganò,
             Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication,
             on The Current State of the Reform of the Secretariat for Communication (*)

(*) In the event that there are space restrictions for reasons of security, admittance to this visit will follow the order of precedence of the online registrations.


15.00   Panel: Is your organization prepared for the future laws on Internet privacy? Question time about new regulations in Europe and USA
Efrén Díaz, Cybersecurity Expert and Data Protection Officer, Lawyers Firm Mas y Calvet, Madrid
            Chair: Juan Narbona (Pontificia Università della Santa Croce)

16.00   Lecture: Are Our “Values Conversations” Sufficiently Open and Free?
            Margaret Somerville, AM, FRSC, DCL, Professor of Bioethics, Affiliate of the Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame (Australia)
            Chair: José María La Porte, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce

17.00   Break

17.15   Panel with Journalists: Facts, Opinions and Prejudices in the Pluralistic Society: The Hard Task of Telling the Church’s Story
            Mathilde Imberty, Radio France (France)
            Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service (USA)
            Jason Horowitz, The New York Times (USA)
            Alexey Bukalov, Itar-Tass News Agency (Russia)
            Moderator: Alan Holdren, EWTN Rome Bureau Chief

18.30   Presentation of the ‘Cattedra Navarro Valls’

18.45    End of Sessions


THURSDAY APRIL 19, 2018  [ Respect ]

9.00    Lecture: Religious Information in a Fake News” Society
        Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN Global Catholic Network
           Chair: Jorge Milán, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce

9.30    Lecture: Media and Dialogue: between Polarity and Polarization
           Chiara Giaccardi, Professor of Sociology, Università del Sacro Cuore di Milano
           Chair: Federica Bergamino, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce

10.30  Calumny and Defamation as Weapons in Public Debate: How to React
            Ángel Rodriguez Luño, Professor of Moral TheologyPontificia Università della Santa Croce
            Interviewed by Norberto González Gaitano, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce

11.30 Coffee Break

12.00  Panel 4 (Communication Offices): Institutional Communication and Public Debate

           - Ivan Maffeis, Director of the Communications Office, Episcopal Conference of Italy 

           - Vincent Neymon, Director of the Communications Office, Episcopal Conference of France

           - Martin Kramara, Director of the Communications Office, Episcopal Conference of Slovakia

           - Oleh Luka, Director of the Communications Office, Diocese of Kiev, Ucraina 

           - María del Mar Chapa, Vice Director of the Communications Office, Archdiocese of México City

           - Moderator: Diego Contreras (Pontificia Università della Santa Croce)

13.00 Lunch on your own


15.00 Papers by TOPIC AREAS

17.00 Panel 5: Proposing Values in a Media Context: Three Strategies Compared

  • Nataša Govekar (Moderator), Director of the secretariat's theological-pastoral department

  • Sheila Liaugminas, Relevant Radio (USA)

  • Msgr. James Vlaun, President and CEO of Telecare (Diocese of Rockville, USA)

  • Margareth Doherty, Deputy Director of Communications, Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

18.00 Closing Lecture: Managing Medium and Message in a Post-Truth World​

  • Steve William Fuller, Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology (The University of Warwick, UK). 

  • Chair: Daniel Arasa (Pontificia Università della Santa Croce)

18.30 End of the Professional Seminar

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