Research and Practice Colloquium

The three-day World Public Relations Forum (WPRF) includes a Research and Practice Colloquium, a full day of discussions and presentations featuring the world’s leading educators, researchers and practitioner thought-leaders. The Research Colloquium has become a unique opportunity to engage professionals, academics and students from across the world in the key challenges facing the profession, to advance thinking and research and share best practices. It builds a bridge between the academic and practitioner communities and is for the benefit of both.

Three distinguished keynotes will address the main topics of the conference — truth, intelligence and profit. We are excited to introduce:

Professor Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa.  He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town, a Visiting Professor at Rhodes and the chairman of  the International Integrated Reporting Council.
Professor Mohan J. Dutta is Provost's Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Adjunct Professor at the Interactive Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at NUS, and Courtesy Professor of Communication at Purdue University.
Dr. Sarab Kochhar is the Director of Research for the Institute for Public Relations. She has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida and significant practical experience working in public relations in her native India and in the US. She is also the associate director of measurement and analytics at APCO Worldwide.