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The View from Vienna: The OSCE and Media Law and Practice in Russia

October 30, 2013
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Penn Law School, Silverman 240A

Andrei Richter, the Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will disucss the operation of this office in the context of the international debate on Internet Freedom and the state of online media and online media law in Russia today.

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Iran: Art and Discourse

October 26, 2013
10:00AM - 06:00PM

Asia Society

The symposium examines political economies of contemporary art with Iran and abroad–its production and distribution, the mechanisms of control and exchange in Iran and the U.S., and how ideologies and their attendant policies shape transfer of knowledge and praxis from one context to another.

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Digital Dissent and the Egyptian Revolution: Social Media and the Challenge to Authoritarian Rule

October 23, 2013
12:30PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age tracks the rocky path taken by Egyptian bloggers operating in Mubarak’s authoritarian regime to illustrate how the state monopoly on information was eroded, making space for dissent and digital activism.

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Models of Media Development: A Comparative Look at How Academics, NGOs, and Donors Assess the Contribution and Impact of Media in International Development

October 19, 2013
08:00AM - 09:30AM

Panel Session 700 in Fairchild East at the Hilton Washington

This panel will explore some of the methods that scholars and implementers in the media development and media-for-development fields are using to evaluate the impact of projects in the 21st century. Specifically, the panelists will focus on the importance of tying design and evaluation to media theory, so that project learning contributes to overall understanding of the role of media in development.

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Scholarship After Snowden

October 17, 2013
04:30PM - 07:30PM

Gittis Hall 214, Haaga Classroom

This 3-hour mini-conference will bring together experts from different fields to discuss what these recent revelations and debates on surveillance mean for a range of disciplines – in terms of scholarship, teaching, and professional practice – in the fields of engineering, law, business, communications, and the social sciences. In particular, the conference participants will explore what kinds of future research agendas should be developed in light of ever expanding surveillance capabilities and the concomitant unease that these programs engender.

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Digital Methods, Ethical Challenges

October 10, 2013
09:00AM - 04:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

A symposium hosted by the Center for Global Communication Studies and the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication.

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