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What do Russians Want? An Informal Talk with Olga Kamenchuk

December 9, 2014
10:00AM - 11:30AM

Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) First Floor Conference Room

Sanctions, armed conflicts and information wars – the year 2014 has turned the world around. Are we at the doorstep of the new Cold War? Dr Kamenchuk from Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) will open up newest data on people’s views in the former Soviet countries regarding the latest political developments.

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Cartography of Iran’s Online Publics: The Political Landscape of Persian Twitter in 2013, with Emad Khazraee

December 10, 2014
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

To overcome these challenges and to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the online public environments in Iran, Khazraee and his colleagues at the Center for Global Communication Studies at University of Pennsylvania started a project for the Cartography of Iran’s online publics. The goal of the project is collecting empirical evidence that helps us to achieve a high resolution image of public online environments in Iran. As part of this project, he has conducted research on the Twitter use among Iranian users during Iran’s 2013 presidential election.

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From Leaflets to Live Stream: Protest Movements and Their Media Practices–with Anne Kaun

January 15, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Academics, journalists and other commentators considered social media as a major driver for mobilization and organization in recent protest movements. My project “Crisis and Critique” investigates historical forms of media participation of protest movements questioning the overemphasis on social media. The aim is to provide a history of how – often banal – media technologies as means of communication have been employed by protest movements that emerged in the context of major economic crises in order to promote radical social change.

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The Quiet Disappearance of China’s Boldest Newspaper

January 22, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

This January marks the second anniversary of the Southern Weekly (Nanfang Zhoumo) incident. As a former journalist at Southern Weekly who experienced the incident, Annenberg School doctoral student Kecheng Fang will briefly review what really happened inside the newsroom and correct some common misunderstandings. He then will explain the changes of both the paper and the overall media environment in China during these two years

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What Privacy? Exploring a Constitutional Right to Information Privacy

January 23, 2015
08:30AM - 05:30PM

The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Journal of Constitutional Lawpresents its annual Symposium.
This year’s program will consist of four panels and a reception to follow the event. Ben Wizner of the ACLU will deliver the lunchtime keynote address. The Journal invites lawyers, scholars, JCL alumni, students (both graduate and undergraduate), and other interested parties to attend.

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Of Search Engines, Unfolding Jurisdiction and the Claims of Privacy: The Drama of Internet Policy and the Right to be Forgotten

January 29, 2015
06:00PM - 08:00PM

Cardozo School of Law, Room 206

An important discussion over the extent and administration of the extraordinary right concerning search, as decided by the European Court of Human Rights featuring Professor Ellen Goodman (Rutgers School of Law, Camden) and Marcel Leonardi, (Senior Public Policy Counsel, Google)

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Monroe Price: Latest Book on Free Expression, Globalism, and the New Strategic Communication

February 3, 2015
06:00PM - 08:00PM

Building on examples drawn from the Arab Spring, the shaping of the internet in China, Iran’s perceptions of foreign broadcasting, and Russia’s media interventions, this book exposes the anxieties of loss of control, on the one hand, and the missed opportunities for greater freedom, on the other. “New” strategic communication arises from the vast torrents of information that cross borders and uproot old forms of regulation. Not only states but also corporations, nongovernmental organizations, religious institutions, and others have become part of this new constellation of speakers and audiences.

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Online Public Sphere and the Authoritarian State in Turkey–with Bilge Yesil

February 5, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Through the lens of some recent incidents, including the Gezi Park protests, the corruption scandal, and the 2014 local elections, this talk will examine the thriving internet culture and emergence of online civic initiatives in Turkey vis a vis the strict government control.

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Spring 2015 CGCS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion

February 11, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Pease join us to welcome CGCS’s Spring 2015 visiting scholars to the Annenberg community and engage in an informal discussion. The scholars will be presenting their research interests, areas for potential collaborations, and pertinent media policy issues relevant to their regions and areas of expertise. Lunch will be served.

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Defending Your Rights in the Digital World: The Israeli Digital Rights Movement- With Efrat Daskal

February 26, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This presentation will describe the activities of the Israeli digital rights movement in the judicial, political, and public arenas, and will explore the possible long-term influence of its activities on Israeli society.

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