Archive for March, 2008

Rethinking Secularism, April 2, NYU

March 31, 2008

not particularly communication-ish, but def worth your time: Craig Calhoun, Charles Taylor, and Michael Warner (what more could you want?) on ‘a secular age’, wed 06:30-08:30pm. flyer here.

Symposium on Digital Convergence and Copyright at NYU School of Law, April 7

March 28, 2008

Zittrain and others, program here: nyu program

Dalton Conley, March 28, at Columbia

March 25, 2008

Friday March 28, 12-2 p.m., Dalton Conley (Sociology, NYU), will speak about his
forthcoming book “Everywhere” at the Columbia Communications program’s colloquium.

The event takes place in room 107b in the Graduate School of Journalism. It is open to all.

feedback seminar march 27 cancelled

March 25, 2008

unfortunately, we have had to cancel Jonah’s presentation tomorrow night. Amy Stuart is still on for April.

may 2-3 conference at Fordham on ‘Information and the Information Economy’

March 21, 2008
A Conference Co-Sponsored by The Intellectual Property & Communication Law Program at the Michigan State University College of Law, The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University & the Quello Center for Telecommunications Management and Law at Michigan State University
May 2nd and 3rd, 2008
Pope Auditorium
Fordham University
Lincoln Center Campus
New York, NY
with lots of interesting speakers, including Eli Noam, W. Russell Neuman, and C. Edwin Baker, see description below.

‘Here Comes Everybody’, Clay Shirky book presentation at Markle Foundation, April 10

March 20, 2008

‘Here comes Everybody – the power of organizing without organizations’ by Clay Shirky Thursday, April 10, 2008, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Markle Foundation
10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor
Between 48th & 49th Streets
New York, New York

To view program, click here (PDF, 457K).

Space is Limited – Please register by Thursday April 3rd at:

The Internet has become an integral part of our personal and professional lives and has transformed the ways in which we connect and collaborate with one another.

Clay Shirky’s book provides a lucid and penetrating analysis on how technological advances have empowered people to do things together, and how those tools can upend traditional organizational structures to meet people’s needs. In an engaging style, Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybodyillustrates how everyday people are taking advantage of new technologies, such as social networking and peer-to-peer applications, to share information, work together, and take public action in the “virtual” world to affect great social transformations in our real one.

media and ethics, carnegie council, april 3

March 19, 2008
The Workshop for Ethics in Business luncheon will explore the codes of
online conduct that are emerging as new media gains more influence in
political and business affairs. Going beyond commonsense ethical codes
on the Internet, such as honesty, accuracy, and transparency, this
panel will examine the relationship between money, the media, and the
health of American democracy. What role does private money play in
influencing elections and how does this influence play out in the
blogosphere? How is the media performing as a watchdog for our
political system? What companies and media organizations are advancing
a more ethical internet society?
Steven C. Clemons, publisher of The Washington Note, will speak on
political blogging, blogging ethics, and money in politics. PBS
Ombudsman Michael Getler will discuss standards of editorial integrity
in old and new media. Rita J. King of Dancing Ink Productions will talk
about the evolving ethics of virtual worlds and their use in public
diplomacy. New York University Professor of Journalism Jay Rosen will
draw on his experience as a press critic and innovator of new media
This event is cosponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton’s strategy+business
magazine and the NYU Center for Global Affairs, and is part of the
Ethical Blogger Project.
Speakers: Steven C. Clemons, Michael Getler, Rita J. King, Jay Rosen
Global Policy Innovations
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478
(212) 838-4120
(212) 752-2432 – Fax
Please send your RSVP to:

Digital Dilemmas, NYU, March 25

March 19, 2008

The third ITS Colloquium of the spring 2008 semester will take place on
Tuesday, March 25 from 6:30-8:00pm in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington
Square South, Room 214. This Colloquium is organized by Jonathan
Zittrain, an ILI Visiting Faculty Fellow and his assistant, Elizabeth
Stark, a student fellow of the ILI. The topic of this colloquium is,
Digital Dilemmas: A Multi-stakeholder Response to Internet Censorship
and Surveillance.

When national governments want to block particular Internet activities
or content or see what users are doing they typically turn to the
private companies that manage pieces of the Internet, including Internet
Service Providers, search engines, email services, blogging and news
portals, and even hardware providers.

As pressures to filter, censor, and monitor the Internet have mounted,
some internet and communications technology (ICT) companies, academics,
human rights activists, socially responsible investors, and civil
society participants have held a series of conversations about how to

This event will tap project participants to have as candid a
conversation as possible about the process in which they’ve engaged, and
the role that corporations should play in response to
government-mandated Internet censorship and surveillance, with
particular but not exclusive emphasis on authoritarian regimes.

Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation,
Oxford University and Visiting Professor of Law, NYU;

Leslie Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for
Democracy and Technology;

Dunstan Hope, Director, Advisory Services, Business for Social

Christine Bader, Advisor to the UN Special Representative of the
Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights;

Robert Mahoney, Deputy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists;

[Tentative] Chuck Cossan, Microsoft

[Tentative] Mike Posner, President, Human Rights First;

[Tentative] Bennett Freeman, Head of Social Research and Policy,

bios below


Academic Freedom in the Age of Permanent Warfare at NYU

March 13, 2008

Academic Freedom in the Age of Permanent Warfare

April 3 – 4, 2008 at NYU

Please contact to RSVP or call 212 992 7050

see program below


jonathan zittrain at nyu

March 13, 2008

THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO APRIL 16 (thanks to celebdu for telling me)

jonathan zittrain is a visiting fellow at nyu law’s information law institute in the spring 2008. on april 15, they have a colloquium on ‘the future of the internet’, which happens to be the title of zittrain’s forthcoming book, so would it be to bold to suggest he may be the speaker?

it has been confirmed–zittrain is indeed the speaker. thanks to celebdu (see comment).

details below (more…)