Archive for May, 2008

MEDIA: Overseas Conversations (V) / June 5-7 / NYC

May 30, 2008

Press Contact: Aneka Flamm / 1-347-613-3993

MEDIA: Overseas Conversations (V)
An International Conference on Media, Education & Youth
June 5 – 7, 2008 / New York City

New York, NY – This conference provides an open forum for exploring
media, education, and youth within an international context. It includes
screenings of youth-produced media, as well as panels on media literacy
education initiatives from the Arab and Gulf region, Asia, and Europe.

Open conversations and discussions will explore the potential of media
as socio-economic equalizer in education, the global relevance of media
literacy education, design as media, and cross-cultural perceptions of
media in formal education.

The conference includes the US premiere of “Afghan Chronicles”, a
documentary produced by InformAction on Afghanistan’s multimedia company
The Killid Group.

The conversations will accent the positive approach of providing young
people with the tools and the critical thinking skills they need in
today’s media saturated society. Selections of new youth-produced media
will be presented by: The European Observatory of Children’s Television,
Arts Engine/Media That Matters Film Festival, and The Reel Teens

Panelists from Afghanistan, Australia, China, Egypt, Korea, Kuwait,
Spain, Sweden, UK, and the USA will lead the conversations. Attendees
will include media industry professionals, educators, students and the
general public.

All panels and screenings are free of charge and open to all audiences.
For complete schedule visit: (RSVP required,
For additional information, please contact Aneka Flamm, Conference
Coordinator, at

see below for program


Forum on Participation and Politics Online, NYU, June 4

May 29, 2008

Forum on Participation and Politics Online
When: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: NYU Law School, Greenberg Lounge
Address: 40 Washington Square South

Sponsors: NYU Information Law Institute, OneWebDay, ISOC-NY, Internet Week NY

Join us for a forum on democracy, politics, and participation online as
we gear up for a politically-minded OneWebDay,
on September 22, 2008. This forum brings together a variety of renowned
scholars, thinkers, and activists to provide their perspectives on
political engagement on the Net. The event is organized as a part of
NYC’s Internet Week,

Baratunde Thurston
Comedian, Pundit
Web Editor, The Onion

Andrew Rasiej
Founder, Personal Democracy Forum

Jay Rosen
Professor, NYU Department of Journalism
Founder, New

Zephyr Teachout
Professor, Duke Law School

Allison Fine
Author, Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age

***Reception will follow at 7:30PM***

This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to

summer time

May 21, 2008

there is relatively little going on over the summer, so we will mainly quietly prepare a ‘courses in new york, fall 2008’ page (please do send links and information!) and perhaps have an informal gathering sometime over the summer for those who are here. please do tell incoming graduate students about the site.