International Symposium on Sustainability and the Celebrity-Business-Development Nexus

8-9 May 2014 at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

In conjunction with the Sustainability Platform at Copenhagen Business School.

Keynote speakers

Dan Brockington, Professor in Conservation and Development, School of Environment, Education and Development, the University of Manchester; Author of Celebrity Advocacy and International Development (2014).

Lillie Chouliaraki, Professor of Media and Communications, London Schools of Economics; Author of The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism (2012).

Ilan Kapoor, Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University; Author of Celebrity Humanitarianism: The Ideology of Global Charity (2013).


Public programme 8 May.

Venue: Råvarebygningen, Porcelænshaven 22

Welcome and introduction by Lisa Ann Richey, Professor, Roskilde University, and Stefano Ponte, Professor, Copenhagen Business School

Lecture by Lilie Chouliaraki: “Is Humanitarian Communication Becoming ‘Post-Humanitarian?”

Discussant: Robert van Krieken, Professor, University of Sydney

Lecture by Ilan Kapoor: “Celebrities: Humanitarians or Ideologues”

Discussant: Lisa Ann Richey, Professor, Roskilde University

Lecture by Dan Brockington: “The Paradoxes of Celebrity Advocacy”

Discussant: Jo Littler, Senior Lecturer, City University London



Workshop programme 9 May, download here:Symposium Program

All abstracts symposium updated 5 May


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