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2011 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

July 4 - 15, 2011

University of Oxford

 The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to announce the 13th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from July 4 - 15, 2011 at the University of Oxford.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications.

 About the Institute

The annual Summer Institute brings together young scholars and regulators to discuss important recent trends in technology, international politics and development and its influence on media policy.

This year the Summer Institute will also focus on media governance and strategic communication in conflict and post-conflict environments including Sudan, Somalia and Bosnia.  At the same time, the successful curriculum that has been the foundation of the Summer Institute over the years will continue, with sessions covering topics such as media and economic/social development, freedom of information, internet regulation and convergence. Part of the course will be devoted to new developments in comparative approaches to regulation, looking at Ofcom in the UK and other agencies, including examples from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  A full seminar agenda will be available shortly.

The seminar brings together a wide range of participants from around the globe and provides them with an environment in which significant policy issues are seriously discussed. The richness of the experience comes from exposure to a variety of speakers and from the discussions among participants themselves.

Students come from around the world; countries represented at this year’s Summer Institute include: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Russia, Iran, Moldova, Pakistan, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, among others.  A full list of student biographies is available here.

The institute is made possible through the generous support of Internews, Shell International, and the Annenberg School.