The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) was a leader in international education and training in comparative media law and policy. It afforded students, academics, lawyers, regulators, civil society representatives and others the opportunity to evaluate and discuss comparative international communications issues.
Working with the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania) and research centers, scholars and practitioners from around the world, CGCS provided research opportunities for graduate students, organizes conferences and trainings, and provided consulting and advisory assistance to academic centers, governments, and NGOs.
CGCS drew on various disciplines, including law, political science, and international relations, among others. The Center’s research and policy work addressed issues of media regulation, media and democracy, monitoring and evaluation of media development programs, public service broadcasting, and the media’s role in conflict and post-conflict environments.
CGCS’s network included the Stanhope Centre (London), the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford, the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University (Budapest), and strong partnerships in China and the Middle East.
The Center, directed by Professor Monroe E. Price, is no longer active and ended its activities in August 2016. The Center merged with the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC) to form the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC).