The annual Milton Wolf Seminar takes place in Vienna, Austria at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna. Each year, Seminar panelists and participants explore a theme related to contemporary issues in media and diplomacy—both broadly defined. Since 2010, the Seminar has been jointly organized by the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the American Austrian Foundation (AAF), and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA).
Initiated in 2001, the Milton Wolf Seminar represents an effort to explore cutting edge issues facing diplomacy and international relations. It is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities.
The organizers envision the Milton Wolf seminar as a meeting place for media practitioners, diplomats, academics, and students to share their perspectives, formulate new ideas, and identify areas where further research is needed. While the seminar incorporates various speakers and panels, it is designed as a two-day continuing conversation in which all participants are encouraged to openly engage in dialogue and explore potential synergies and future collaborations. In order to encourage an open exchange of ideas, seminar attendance is limited only to invited participants and selected students.
Scholarships for highly motivated students wishing to attend the seminar are available through the Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Program. Information about previous and upcoming Seminars is available below and on our Facebook Page.
Read More About the 2016 Milton Wolf Seminar, April 4 – 6, 2016
Read More About Previous Milton Wolf Seminars
Triumphs and Tragedies: Media and Global Events in 2014
April 19 – April 21, 2015
Read the 2015 Milton Wolf Compendium here.
The Third Man Theme Revisited: Foreign Policies of the Internet in a time of Surveillance and Disclosure
March 30 – April 1, 2014
Read the 2014 Milton Wolf Compendium here.
Diplomatic Maneuvers and Journalistic Coverage in a Time of Reset, Pivot and Rebalance
April 16-18, 2013
Transitions Transformed: Ideas of Information and Democracy post-2011
March 26-28, 2012
Picking Up the Pieces: Fragmented Sovereignties and Emerging Information Flows
March 23-25, 2011
New Media, New Newsmakers, New Public Diplomacy:
The Changing Role of Journalists, NGOs, and Diplomats in a Multi-Modal Media World
March 17 – 19, 2010