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World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute – Executive Education

June 1, 2015 - June 12, 2015

University of Southern California – Los Angeles

This 10-day program seeks to teach participants the most recent advances in strategic communication and proven techniques in reform implementation. Participants will develop the skills required to bring about real change, leading to development results. The course will be taught by leading experts from the World Bank Group, External and Corporate Relations (ECR), Operational Communications unit; the World Bank’s Leadership, Learning and Innovation Group (LLI); the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California; and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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CEU Summer Course on Advanced Topics in Internet Governance, Civil Society and Policy Advocacy

June 28, 2015 - July 4, 2015

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

This intensive summer course is designed to help researchers, activists, policy makers and advocates gain new insights into the complex relationship between technology, free expression, and policy that lie at the heart of debates between global security and human rights.

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2015 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

June 29, 2015 - July 10, 2015

The University of Oxford

The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to hold the 17th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute from Monday June 29 to Friday, July 10, 2015 at the University of Oxford. Applications are now open

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Internet Policy in the MENA Region: Research Methods for Advocates

September 1, 2015 - September 4, 2015

Annenberg School for Communication’s Internet Policy Observatory has teamed up with Citizen Lab, ASL19, and Kadir Has University’s New Media Department to develop an Internet Policy Research Methods Workshop. This program will bring together young scholars and activists working in digital rights and the internet policy space in an intensive four day practicum that provides a survey of both qualitative and quantitative, online and offline research methods with the goal of enhancing and advancing their advocacy efforts.

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Fall 2015 Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion

September 17, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

CGCS Conference Room

Please join us to welcome the Fall 2015 CGCS 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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Security v Access: The Impact of Mobile Network Shutdowns on Human Rights Case Study Telenor Pakistan – With Lucy Purdon

September 30, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Lucy Purdon will present findings and recommendations to both governments and companies from her case study on Telenor Pakistan, including highlights from on-the-ground research conducted during one particular shutdown in Islamabad in March 2015.

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BENCHMARKING DEMAND FOR INTERNET FREEDOM: REVIEWING INSIGHTS FROM RUSSIA, TURKEY, AND PAKISTAN

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

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

Erik Nisbet, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University will overview key points of CGCS’s Internet Policy Observatory funded research into citizen attitudes towards internet freedom in Russia, Turkey, and Pakistan, and discuss the implications of public opinion patterns surrounding internet censorship.

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Copyright and the flow of news: An Informal Coffee Chat & Discussion with Richard Danbury

November 10, 2015
02:00PM - 03:30PM

CGCS Conference Room

Are we attempting to copyright the news? Can we? Should we? Why should we? These questions are the focus of a current Cambridge University study into various legal interventions designed to respond to threats to news in a digital era. It may seem a novel and curious thing to do, but there’s a long history attempting to use copyright to control the flow of use, dating back at least to 1622. Richard Danbury explains some of the history, describes recent developments, and sketches out some of the thorny questions that arise from copyright and news.

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Making New in Global India: Media, Publics, Politics – Book Talk and Q&A with Sahana Udupa

November 17, 2015
05:30PM - 07:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

In this talk, media anthropologist Sahana Udupa will discuss her new book analyzing the ways expanding private news culture has played a critical role in shaping urban transformation in India, using collaborative fieldwork collected by Times of India.

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Honing the Visual: Evolving Practices in Human Rights Work

January 28, 2016 - January 29, 2016

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

This conference will bring together accomplished academics, activists, and communications professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds to focus on issues concerning human rights, global crisis reporting, and advocacy.

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