Monroe E. Price & The Center for Global Communication Studies: Celebrating the Founding Decade and Director

26 Apr 2016 - 4:45pm to 6:00pm
Room 500, Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Open to the Public
Panel Discussion

POST-EVENT UPDATE: Video of the event is now available here, and a gallery of photos is posted here.

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 IdentityMedia 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.


To celebrate these accomplishments, a panel event on April 26, 2016 will honor Professor Price’s contributions to the field of global communication studies at the helm of CGCS.  With an introduction by Dean Michael Delli Carpini, panelists Stefaan Verhulst, Krisztina Rozgonyi, Amelia Arsenault, Christian Sandvig, and Julia Sonnevend will discuss Monroe’s impact on research and scholarship at Penn and beyond. 

A Kosher for Passover friendly reception will follow from 6:00-7:30PM in the Annenberg Plaza Lobby.

For those who would like to attend the event remotely, the panel will be live-streamed via (password: cgcs3901).

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