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Spring 2015 CGCS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion

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

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Categories: Seminar

Please 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.

Abstracts forthcoming.


Spring 2015 Visiting Scholar Bios:

Dr.Yuanyuan Dong is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Visual Communication Research Center at the School of Languages & Communication Studies, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing. Before working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Renmin University in 2009, Yuanyuan received her PhD from Fudan University, China. In 2012, she received the Humanities and Social Sciences Youth Fund from Ministry of Education and began research in PR Crisis Communication, triggered by the sudden events in the network environment. Yuanyuan has published dozens of Academic Papers, including ACTA’s Influence On China’s Intellectual Property Legislation and Enforcement in Digital Environment, Study On Network of Public Opinion Guidance and Management Mechanism In the Online media Environment, and Research on U.S Network Neutrality and It’s Legislative Value. Her current interests include new media, visual communication, communication law and policy.

Dr. Luiz Peres-Neto is a full-time Senior Lecturer in the Communication and Consumption’s Practices Master and PhD Program, ESPM School (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing), São Paulo, Brazil. His current research project focuses on the ethics aspect of digital privacy policies. He received his PhD (2010) and Master’s (2007) in Communications Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in the Political Science and Public Law Department. His doctoral thesis received the European degree and was graded as “cum laude” by all jury members. Luiz also holds a degree in Communication, which was obtained in 2003 from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil.

Prof. Nizan Geslevich Packin is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at City University of New York (CUNY).  Nizan has an LLM from Columbia University Law School and an SJD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Prior to becoming a law professor, Nizan spent six years working as an associate in the Corporate Restructuring group at Skadden Arps in New York.  Before joining Skadden in 2007, while at Columbia Law School,  Nizan received the Merrill Lynch Women’s Leadership scholarship award. Also, during her studies at Columbia, Nizan externed for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein in the Eastern District Federal Court of New York, and interned at the Federal Trade Commission. Prior to attending Columbia, Nizan served as a law clerk in the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem.  Before clerking, she completed an LLB in law and a BA in economics at Haifa University.

Nizan’s teaching and research interests include financial regulation, corporate law, and social networks.  Over the past few years, Nizan successfully placed several articles focusing on corporate law in the (i) Washington University Law Review, (ii) Berkeley Business Law Journal, (iii) University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, and (iv) Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business.  Before that, she published an article dealing with reproductive rights and health care reform.