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Challenges and Opportunities: A Condensed Workshop on Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Internet Governance Research

December 4, 2016
02:00PM - 06:00PM


To help bridge the gap across disciplines and open opportunities for interdisciplinary research, this event, organized by GIGANET and the Internet Policy Observatory at the University of Pennsylvania, will bring together computer scientists and social, political and/or legal scholars who have been conducting research on issues such as censorship, net neutrality, privacy and surveillance to discuss methodological issues as well best practices for collaboration between scholars from a variety of disciplines.

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Apple vs FBI – Encryption, Mass Surveillance, and Privacy Activism with Shahid Buttar

April 5, 2016
12:00PM - 03:30PM

Towne Building, Room 100

As the Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Shahid Buttar has been at the forefront of privacy activism in the post-Snowden world. Buttar will discuss the recent controversy over encryption regarding Apple’s dispute with the FBI, the impending debate in Congress over mass surveillance, the effects of state and police surveillance on activists and communities of color. He will also introduce students and researchers to the most important online privacy tools. A workshop will follow the lecture.

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Internet Policy in the MENA Region: Research Methods for Advocates

September 1, 2015 - September 4, 2015

Annenberg School for Communication’s Internet Policy Observatory has teamed up with Citizen Lab, ASL19, and Kadir Has University’s New Media Department to develop an Internet Policy Research Methods Workshop. This program will bring together young scholars and activists working in digital rights and the internet policy space in an intensive four day practicum that provides a survey of both qualitative and quantitative, online and offline research methods with the goal of enhancing and advancing their advocacy efforts.

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Cuba, Normalization, and Communication Research

May 25, 2015
10:30AM - 11:45AM

San Juan Caribe Hilton Hotel, Boardroom 2

As part of the International Communications Association Conference, this BlueSky workshop focuses on ways in which the move to normalization affects scholarly research possibilities on media and communications. The goals of this workshop are to expand conversations within and across disciplines and to assist members of the ICA think through directions for collaboration, for special opportunities and for placing new developments in context.

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Social Media Data Analytics & Network Discovery Tutorial with Anatoliy Gruzd

April 10, 2015
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This tutorial will explore automated ways to discover and analyze communication networks from social media data. As part of the tutorial, participants will learn how to use Netlytic (http://netlytic.org), a cloud-based text and social networks analyzer to collect, analyze and visualize publicly available online conversations from social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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WS21: Intermediaries’ Role and Good Practice in Protecting FOE

September 5, 2014
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Workshop Room 1 (Rumeli Ground Floor/Room B1)

This IGF session will be an opportunity to present and discuss the results of a brand new research project on Internet intermediaries, commissioned by UNESCO, Open Society Foundation and the Internet Society. The workshop aims to trigger discussion on the outcomes of this research and to contribute to identifying principles for good practices and processes that are consistent with international standards for free expression.

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Annenberg-Renmin Summer Workshop 2014

July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014

This 5-day workshop will introduce methodologies and applications that equip communication scholars with the tools to pursue research in the Big Data era. Applicants should be doctoral students or young scholars, who have some relevant research experience in the field of big data and social networking, and have a good command of English.

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Research at BBC Media Action: Putting our audience first

November 8, 2013
12:00AM - 11:59PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

In this presentation, the opportunities and challenges presented by the multi method research strategy will be shared alongside some initial insights from the first 2 years of the programme.

The presentation will also cover reflections on: bridging theory and practice, the importance of research partnerships, building research capacity in developing countries and initial work on research innovations such as using field experiments to assess the impact of media interventions. Finally the complexity of creating a live public access data portal will be addressed.

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Research Workshop: New Technologies, Human Rights, and Transparency

April 4, 2013
10:00AM - 05:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

On April 4th the New Technologies, Human Rights, and Transparency project will hold a day-long invitation-only workshop to determine the scope and focus of general research and case study research to be conducted in 2013. The project brings together research partners from across the university and around the world to develop a methodology to evaluate and compare the policies and practices of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies as they affect Internet users’ freedom expression and privacy in a human rights context.

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Monitoring and Evaluation of Media Programs in Conflict Affected Regions

March 12, 2013
09:00AM - 05:00PM

This one-day workshop, Monitoring and Evaluation of Media Programs in Conflict Affected Regions, will take place at the United States Institute of Peace on March 12, 2013 from 9am until 5pm. The workshop evolves from a growing recognition that while evaluation is increasingly considered critical to media initiatives across the board, there are important and ongoing debates about how to assess the value of media interventions in conflict countries and the factors that lead to their success or failure.

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From Tehran to Tahrir: Public Space Redefined

February 8, 2013
08:30AM - 05:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication

Reconceptualizing “public space” in the 21st century, this symposium draws on recent global events in order to identify potential shifts in the meaning of the term across temporal and geographic boundaries. The symposium will discuss how the use of public space for political or social purposes is contested or rendered illegitimate, and how alternatives arise.

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Subnationalism and Social Development: A Comparative Analysis of Indian States

November 15, 2012
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Silverstein Forum at Stiteler Hall, University of Pennsylvania

Why do people in some places experience far higher levels of social development than others? In a world in which millions of people, particularly in developing countries, continue to lead lives plagued by illiteracy and ill-health, understanding the conditions under which social development does or does not occur is of critical importance to political scientists and policy makers alike. Drawing on a study of the stark variations in educational and health outcomes among Indian states, this talk develops a theory of political community as a powerful determinant of public policy and collective action in multi-ethnic democracies.   Organized by the enn Political Science Department and co-sponsored by CASI.

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New Directions for Growth, Regulation and Policy: Broadband and Mobile for the Western CIS Region

June 12, 2012 - June 15, 2012

Chisinau, Moldova

The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova are pleased to announce a four-day ICT policy workshop for government officials and business leaders on New Directions for Growth, Regulation, Public Policy: Broadband and Mobile for the Western CIS Region, to be held in Chisinau, Moldova from June 12-15, 2012.

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Transfabric: A Parasitic Workshop on Transnational Do-It-Yourself

August 29, 2011 - September 1, 2011

Budapest, Hungary

This workshop brings together key thinkers and practitioners who work at the intersection of digital and urban design, making and remaking and are distributed across different cities in the United States, Europe and China. The main goal of the workshop is to provide a space for mutual engagement, and to build opportunities for future collaboration. The workshop will also contain a practical component where participants are engaged through a hands-on design brainstorming session. To visit the Transfabric Website and blog, click here

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Workshop in Comparative Media Law, Policy and Regulation in the MENA Region

June 25, 2011 - June 27, 2011

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

This workshop is an intensive 3-day working group for a select group of individuals from the MENA region who have demonstrated potential to be active participants in influencing and shaping media policies and institutions. This group will be joined by international experts, including lawyers, practitioners and political scientists, with experience in media transitions in other locales. It is intended to help participants think about the challenges and opportunities they will face in the months ahead, including what directions and strategies for change should be considered and implemented.

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Evaluating the Impact of Media Interventions in Conflict Countries (with USIP, Fondation Hirondelle, Internews, Broadcasting Board of Governors)

December 13, 2010 - December 17, 2010

Unnamed Venue

An international group of media experts, media development professionals, international broadcasters, methodologists, NGOS, and government officials met in Caux, Switzerland from December 13 to December 17, 2010 to develop a shared set of approaches and best practices for identifying the role that media and information programs can and do play in conflict and post conflict countries.

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Developing a Network of Scholars and an Agenda for Social Science Research on Cyber Security

June 7, 2010 - June 8, 2010

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Central European University, the Center for Media and Communication Studies at CEU, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the European Science Foundation present a two day workshop on cyber security.

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