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A Conversation with Pussy Riot

March 17, 2015
04:30PM - 06:00PM

Join us for a screening of Pussy Riot’s latest video, I Can’t Breathe, followed by a discussion with founders Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina.

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Addressing the Ultimate Form of Cybersecurity Control: A Multiple Case Study for the “Internet Kill Switch”–with Patricia A. Vargas-Leon

March 18, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This talk examines “internet kill switches” by using comparative case studies to challenge the belief that democracies do not consider extreme forms of control over the internet and to identify the underlying factors that prompt governments to shut down the internet.

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The Use of Social Media During the 2014 Crisis in Ukraine–with Anatoliy Gruzd

April 9, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

As more and more individuals and organizations are turning to social media to express themselves, debate politics, share news and organize protests, their online interactions and content that they create offer researchers in social sciences a unique opportunity to study political events as they unfold and glimpse into how different groups in a society react to these events and organize themselves in the real time.

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Social Media Data Analytics & Network Discovery Tutorial with Anatoliy Gruzd

April 10, 2015
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This tutorial will explore automated ways to discover and analyze communication networks from social media data. As part of the tutorial, participants will learn how to use Netlytic (http://netlytic.org), a cloud-based text and social networks analyzer to collect, analyze and visualize publicly available online conversations from social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Free Expression and Strategic Communication in the Global Digital Age: A Panel Discussion

April 16, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

This panel discussion explores Monroe E. Price’s most recent publication Free Expression, Globalism, and the New Strategic Communication. Panelists include Monroe E. Price, Director of the Center for Global Communciation Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, William W. Burke-White, Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House; Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, Ellen P. Goodman, Professor of Law, Rutgers University, and Carolyn Marvin, the Frances Yates Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication

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Triumphs and Tragedies: Media and Global Events in 2014

April 19, 2015 - April 21, 2015

Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

For the sixth consecutive year, the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication is co-organizing the Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy with the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna and the American Austrian Foundation. The theme this year is “Triumphs and Tragedies: Media and Global Events in 2014.”

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Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age: Effective Research, Policy Formation & the Development of Regulatory Frameworks in South Asia

April 21, 2015
11:00AM - 06:00PM

The discussion will highlight the challenges in promoting and strengthening online freedom of expression and evaluating the application of existing regulatory frameworks in South Asia.

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Productive Censorship, Profitable Surveillance: New Insights on Cyber-politics in China

April 23, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett 345

Internet censorship in China is a matter of grave concern among both citizens and scholars. Many studies have documented its multiple and sophisticated forms. The two speakers on this panel bring fresh insights by asking new questions. How does the censorship of an Internet novel end up “producing” it? In what ways has Internet surveillance in China turned into a profitable business? Thomas Chen and Bo Mai employ innovative methods to examine these questions and come up with surprising answers.

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Internet Policy in Latin America: Assessing Borderless Governance and Jurisdictional Concerns

April 24, 2015
09:00AM - 05:45PM

Auditorio Universidad de San Andrés

This seminar looks at the challenges posed by the increasing trend to address global internet governance with local policy instruments and institutions.

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Cuba, Normalization, and Communication Research

May 25, 2015
10:30AM - 11:45AM

San Juan Caribe Hilton Hotel, Boardroom 2

As part of the International Communications Association Conference, this BlueSky workshop focuses on ways in which the move to normalization affects scholarly research possibilities on media and communications. The goals of this workshop are to expand conversations within and across disciplines and to assist members of the ICA think through directions for collaboration, for special opportunities and for placing new developments in context.

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