As Monroe Price reaches the end of his tenure as Director at CGCS, on April 26, 2016, CGCS held a panel event to honor Professor Price’s contributions to the field of global communication studies at the helm of the center.
With an introduction by Dean Michael Delli Carpini, panelists Stefaan Verhulst, Krisztina Rozgonyi, Amelia Arsenault, Christian Sandvig, and Julia Sonnevend discussed Monroe’s impact on research and scholarship at Penn and beyond.
Throughout the last decade, Monroe Price, the founding Director of Annenberg’s Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS), has served as Annenberg’s ambassador in scholarly and policy-making communities around the world, enhancing and enriching the field of international communications studies and policy analysis. His many publications are epitomized in three volumes,The Public Sphere and National Identity; Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power; and Free Expression, Globalism, and the New Strategic Communication. In addition to his contributions to the field of international communications policy, he has enlivened and inspired hundreds of scholars and practitioners in the community of international media law, research, and policy. During Price’s tenure at CGCS, research projects and activities have spanned many areas of critical concern and traversed wide geographical terrain.
Under his direction, CGCS has engaged in media law analyses in the Middle East, researched access to information in Mexico, evaluated the effectiveness of media interventions for conflict reduction in Rwanda, engaged in public opinion research in Iran, Sudan, Russia, and other restrictive media environments, fostered novel approaches to enriching discourse between Iran and its diaspora, and furthered understanding of the global dynamics of Internet policy formation. Professor Price has an unparalleled commitment to mentoring new and emerging scholars, including Annenberg PhD students and specialists in international communication from a wide array of countries. Many of these emerging leaders have participated in his seminars and programs,including the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Program, the Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna, theCEU Media and Technology Summer Program, the Annenberg-World Bank Summer Institute in Communication and Governance Reform, and the Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition.