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ICA 2008 Preconference: India and Communication Studies

May 20, 2008 - May 21, 2008

Chicago, IL

India and Communications Studies is a pre-conference that marks several important milestones: the increasing interest in graduate programs in media studies and communications and culture studies in India; the extraordinary importance of India in the global production of culture; the role that India is playing in processes of globalization and communications technology; and the increased importance of media research about India among scholars in the ICA. This pre-conference is designed to highlight all these developments and provide a venue to create a new coherence and a new salience for this subject.

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2009 Chinese Internet Research Conference

May 27, 2009
09:00AM - 06:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication

Topics of the conference include but are not limited to the following: Civil society and its obstacles The Internet and youth The Internet, national crisis and media events Entertainment, deliberation/opinion-formation and popular culture Chinese minorities, China Proper, Greater China or “Cultural China.”

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Webinar on Journalism, New Technologies and Media Development

July 14, 2009
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Questions abound about a Twitter generation, a Facebook society and a world in which mobile telephony becomes a more and more significant platform for the diffusion of news. Are these concerns overblown? What are some of the implications for existing entities, for governments, for civil society, for media development agencies and funders?

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2009 Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute on Global Media Policy: Technology and New Themes in Media Regulation Schedule

July 15, 2009 - July 17, 2009

The University of Oxford

The annual Institute brings together young scholars and regulators from around the world to discuss important recent trends in technology and its influence on information policy. The sessions deal with recent problems in internet regulation and net neutrality, satellite delivery of information, emerging issues in the structuring of the mobile industry and its delivery of video.

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Media Regulation in the Era of Convergence

August 2, 2009 - August 16, 2009

Chinese University of Communication, Beijing

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. 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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Iran Elections: A Discussion with Roger Cohen of the New York Times

September 29, 2009
07:00PM - 09:00PM

Arts, Research and Culture House, Crest Auditorium

Roger Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting Foreign Editor on September 11, 2001, and Foreign Editor six months later. Since 2004 he has written a column for the Times-owned International Herald Tribune, first for the news pages and then, since 2007, for the Op-Ed page. In 2009 he was named a columnist of The New York Times. Mr. Cohen has written Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo (Random House, 1998), an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction, and Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005).

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Democracy Promotion Under Obama: The Complexities of Reengagement

October 14, 2009
06:00PM - 08:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 109

Among the many foreign policy challenges President Obama inherited from his predecessor, restoring the credibility of U.S. democracy promotion is one of the most complex. What have the new president and his foreign policy team done so far on this front? What opportunities exist for U.S. democracy promotion in a world where democratic retreat is as common as democratic advance? Can a new line on democracy be reconciled with the broader Obama policy of diplomatic reengagement, which entails reaching out to undemocratic regimes, like those in Russia and Iran?

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