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CGCS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion: Carla Ganito

May 20, 2010
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This talk will describe the preliminary results of Ganito’s PhD research project: Women and Technology: Gendering the Mobile Phone. Portugal is used as a case-study, that argues for a changing relation of women and technology and that becomes visible in the gendered uses and representations of the mobile phone.

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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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Symposium & Summer Institute for Health Communication Studies

June 27, 2010 - July 14, 2010

Beijing, China

The Summer Institute will “kick off” on June 27 with a one-day symposium at Renmin University on health communication studies in the United States and China, with a focus on communicable disease. Participants in that event include Penn’s faculty, along with officials from the Chinese Ministry of Health; the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and provincial CDCs; Chinese scholars and practitioners; and doctoral students.

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The Politics and Economics of Media Convergence

July 1, 2010 - July 15, 2010

Beijing, China

This summer school will focus on the scholarly study to develop adequate frameworks for the convergent future. Leading scholars from China, Europe and US will lecture on the different strategies in policy and regulation in their own areas of expertise. The school will cover a wide range of media and very different kinds of societies with distinct regulatory traditions.

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THE POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF MEDIA CONVERGENCE JOINT SUMMER SCHOOL

July 1, 2010 - July 15, 2010

Chinese University of Communication, Beijing

The school will cover a wide range of media and very different kinds of societies with distinct regulatory traditions. Bringing these perspectives together means that a unique picture of the contemporary world situation will be one of the major outcomes of the school.

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Media, Democratization and International Development: Understanding and Implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Programs

July 5, 2010 - July 16, 2010

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

This intensive course is designed to help researchers from academia and civil society gain a better understanding of the history, theory, practice, current trends, and differing methodologies involved with the monitoring and evaluation of international aid media programs and their impact.

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2010 Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute: Global Media Policy and New Themes in Media Regulation

July 5, 2010 - July 16, 2010

The University of Oxford

The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Programme of Communication Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to announce the 12th annual Media Policy Summer School, to be held from July 5 – July 16, 2010.

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Islamically Marked Bodies and Neoliberal Locations in Egyptian Cinema

October 10, 2010
05:00PM - 07:00PM

401 Fischer-Bennett Hall

My paper examines a tension evident in I Am Not With Them and other similar productions between on one hand, the neoliberalization of Islam, and on the other hand, agendas for infusing Islamic ethics into neoliberalism. This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Center for Global Communication Studies, Cinema Studies, Middle East Center, and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Historians of Islamic Art Association.

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CGCS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion: Yonghua Zhang

October 14, 2010
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This talk explores Internet development in Mainland China and a couple of applications/uses of the Internet in the country in domestic context of its endeavors in reform and opening towards the outside world and the broader, global context of globalization.

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Internet Policy Lunch: Net Neutrality

October 21, 2010
12:00PM - 01:15PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

With President Obama and his FCC Chairman expressing strong support for network neutrality, why has the issue fallen into a morass of uncertainty? How is the debate likely to play out over the coming months? And what’s really at stake here? How is the outcome of the current controversy likely to shape the future of the Internet? Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Wharton, co-led the review of the FCC for the Obama-Biden Transition Project, and has served as an expert advisor to both the FCC and National Telecommunications & Information Administration in the Obama Administration, as well as FCC Counsel for New Technology Policy in the Clinton Administration.

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