CARGC Workshop — "Data and Dominion: What is Digital Sovereignty?"

Data Center CARGC Workshop
03 Oct 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
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About the Workshop

National sovereignty has been at the heart of debates in global communication studies since the development of propaganda studies to understand Nazi strategic communication nearly 80 years ago. Preoccupations over the nation-state, sovereignty, and national cultural identity have haunted successive paradigms: from early development communication to media imperialism scholars who attacked Western domination to globalization theorists who celebrated or criticized the crumbling of national boundaries. Digitization has brought a host of new challenges that have made sovereignty a fraught and complex issue in the age of social media platforms, cloud computing, drone technology, and mobile devices. How should we reconceive sovereignty in this context? Who or what is sovereign today? How has the exercise of sovereignty changed? And what is it to be subject to these new practices of sovereignty? CARGC is hosting a one-day workshop on October 3, 2019 to focus on the transformation and theorization of sovereignty in the digital age.


Lauren Bridges, Annenberg School for Communication

Stanislav Budnitskiy, Annenberg School for Communication

Zane Cooper, Annenberg School for Communication

Marisa Elena Duarte, Arizona State University

Aynne Kokas, University of Virginia

Marwan M. Kraidy, Annenberg School for Communication

Mariela Morales, Annenberg School for Communication

Revati Prasad, Annenberg School for Communication

Helga Tawil-Souri, New York University

Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town

This workshop is supported by the Penn Global Engagement Fund and the AnnenbergCARGC/Klein Visiting Scholar partnership.

Photo credit: Arantxa Gonlag via Libération.
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