In January 2015, a group of international academics from different disciplines convened in Paris to plan the International Panel for Social Progress: Rethinking Society for the XXI Century (IPSP), an initiative that examines the main issues in contemporary society in an attempt to formulate a diagnosis and clear a path toward more just communities. Behind the IPSP is the realization that neoliberal economic models have become the dominant narrative, eclipsing alternative modes of thinking and envisioning how to organize our societies.
Global Communication Studies
Who watches over the party-state? In this engaging analysis, Maria Repnikova reveals the webs of an uneasy partnership between critical journalists and the state in China. More than merely a passive mouthpiece or a dissident voice, the media in China also plays a critical oversight role, one more frequently associated with liberal democracies than with authoritarian systems. Chinese central officials cautiously endorse media supervision as a feedback mechanism, as journalists carve out space for critical reporting by positioning themselves as aiding the agenda of the central state.
In 2006, the Al Jazeera Media Network sought to penetrate the United States media sphere, the world's most influential national market for English language news. These unyielding ambitions surprised those who knew the network as the Arab media service President Bush lambasted as "hateful propaganda" in his 2004 State of the Union address. The world watched skeptically yet curiously as Al Jazeera labored to establish a presence in the famously insular American market.
Today's global media sustains a potent new environmental consciousness. Paradoxically, it also serves as a far-reaching platform that promotes the unsustainable consumption ravaging our planet. Patrick Murphy musters theory, fieldwork, and empirical research to map how the media communicates today's many distinct, competing, and even antagonistic environmental discourses.
The Jihadi Networks of Communication and CultureS (JINCS) Research Group
at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC)
“Emerging Work on Communicative Dimensions of Islamic State”
The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, CAMRA, and Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present a lecture by Karina Horsti, Academy of Finland Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä