March 23, 2011 - March 25, 2011
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
Milton Wolf Seminar 2011
Picking Up the Pieces: Fragmented Sovereignties and Emerging Information Flows
March 23-25, 2011
The Diplomatic Academy Vienna in partnership with the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania will host a seminar from March 23-25, 2011 in Vienna, Austria, organized by the American Austrian Foundation. The seminar will bring together a diverse group of individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities. Panelists include distinguished print and television journalists, media development practitioners, diplomats, and academics.
The seminar is organized around the theme: Picking Up the Pieces: Fragmented Sovereignties and Emerging Information Flows. The purpose of the seminar is three-fold:
(1) To identify how different actors attempt to influence the domestic media and communications landscapes of closed and transitional states in service of diplomatic and/or development goals
(2) To investigate the implications of rapid changes in the available communication technologies for these efforts, and
(3) To bring together students, scholars and practitioners from around the world to participate in seminars and break out sessions designed to identify current problems and possible solutions to the challenges raised by these activities.
Milton Wolf Essay Competition
The seminar organizers also produced the second annual Milton Wolf Essay Competition to identify motivated and thoughtful students of international relations, development studies, communication, journalism, law, and related fields who enriched the seminar proceedings. Winning essay writers received a stipend of up to $1,500 each to cover travel to and participation in the 2011 Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna.
2011 Milton Wolf Essay Competition Winners:
Nidzara Ahmetasevi, University of Graz, Austria
Brendan Cooper, University of Minnesota
May Fawaz, Georgia State University
Roopa Gogineni, University of Oxford
Jill Hopke, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Julia Sonnevend, Columbia University
More information about the essay contest can be found here.