Annenberg Washington Series Announced

The Annenberg Washington Series
Two Annenbergs ... One Powerful Communication Resource

For the first time, the Annenberg Schools for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California combine their expertise for an exclusive series of events. Designed to meet the needs of national policy makers, these sessions will feature insights and counsel from recognized experts in their fields.

Session One: March 18, 2008
AFRICOM, the American Military and Public Diplomacy in Africa
4 p.m., USC Washington Office, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
In 2007, the U.S. established a new military command for the continent of Africa. According to the Department of Defense, AFRICOM recognizes “the emerging strategic importance of Africa, and recognizing that peace and stability on the continent impacts not only Africans, but the interests of the U.S. and international community as well.” This program offers the first thorough, independent examination of AFRICOM, which promises not only to reshape America's strategic approach to Africa, but also will redefine the role of the military in public diplomacy.

Session Two: April 17, 2008
Can Privacy Education Help Consumers?
8:30 a.m., National Press Club (Zenger Room), 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Led by Penn Annenberg Professor Joseph Turow, author of Niche Envy: Marketing Discrimination in the Digital Age, this panel will examine the role of education in protecting the public against abuses of online access to personal information.