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Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change: Migration, Media & Global Uncertainty 17 Jul - 06 Aug, 2016
ACADEMYSalzburg Academy on Media & Global Change: Migration, Media & Global Uncertainty17 Jul - 06 Aug, 2016

    Overview

    The 2016 Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change explored the role of media literacy in engaging citizens, journalists, governmental bodies and capacity organizations in cross-cultural dialogue about migration and its portrayal in contemporary digital culture. In light of the recent humanitarian crisis in Syria, and its impact in communities across the Middle East, Northern Africa, Europe, and the United States, migration presents a current, timely and relevant point of exploration for how media frame issues, set public agendas, and engage in cultural meaning-making across borders, regions, and other divides. At the same time, citizens across regions are using connective platforms, social networks and digital technologies to consume, produce, express and share information in ever more open, diverse, and collaborative ways. Media literacy thus becomes central to how citizens demand diverse and balanced media coverage of issues, create and share their own narratives about issues of importance to them, and interact with policy makers and government officials about how such issues impact contemporary society. The topic of migration incorporates a host of cultural narratives (including religious affiliation, racial and ethnic diversity, and inclusivity as normative) that are increasingly being negotiated by the media and citizens in mediated spaces.

    Key questions addressed by students in summer 2016 included:

    • How can media to facilitate shared dialog and meaningful social action to support positive change across borders, across cultures, and across divides?
    • What is the role of multimodal storytelling in promoting positive social and civic impact in the world? 
    • What are the barriers to global connectivity and what are the factors that perpetuate these factors?
    • How can young activists use their public narratives to help bridge cultural, social and cultural divides? 
    • What are the core attributes need to build and sustain global networks that can facilitate media for positive global change?

    Program Format

    This summer brought together 70 students, over 15 faculty members and additional guest speakers from over 15 institutions around the world, and represented 25 nationalities. Together, they explored the resources that individuals, and journalists use to participate in civic life, and the processes, technologies, practices and negotiations that emerge from such engagement. Through in-depth exploration of migration, human rights, and global culture, the Salzburg Academy produced media literacy case studies and action plans that use the topic of migration and global uncertainty to frame our work. In addition to traditional lectures, the Salzburg Academy also embraced participatory action research, multimedia storytelling, and roundtable seminar sessions.

    Program Director and Faculty Chair

    PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND FACULTY CHAIR
    Paul Mihailidis
    Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar; Associate Professor of Media Studies, School of Communication, Emerson College, USA

    Faculty

    FACULTY
    Cecilia Balbin
    International Relations Coordinator for the School of Social Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina (UCA)
    FACULTY
    Sanjeev Chatterjee
    Award Winning Documentary Media Maker; Professor, University of Miami School of Communication, USA
    FACULTY
    Nick Diakopoulos
    Assistant Professor, College of Journalism, University of Maryland, USA
    FACULTY
    Meg Fromm
    Assistant Professor, Colorado Mesa University; Educational Initiatives Director, Journalism Education Association, USA
    FACULTY
    Roman Gerodimos
    Principal Academic in Global Current Affairs, Bournemouth University, UK
    FACULTY
    Eric Gordon
    Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College, USA
    FACULTY
    Manuel Guerrero Martinez
    Dean of Communication Studies, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    FACULTY
    Christopher Harris
    Associate Professor of Communication, Nevada State College, NV, USA
    FACULTY
    Henry Jenkins
    Bailey Morris-Eck Lecture, Professor of Communication, University of Southern California, USA
    FACULTY
    Luis Martinez
    Professor & Researcher, Department of Communication and Department of Engineering, Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    FACULTY
    Pablo Martinez Zarate
    Head Professor, Documentary Film & Digital Narrative, Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    FACULTY
    Jad Melki
    Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, and Chairperson, Department of Communication Arts, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    FACULTY
    Susan Moeller
    Professor & Director, International Center for Media and the Public Agenda, University of Maryland, USA & Co-founder, Salzburg Academy
    FACULTY
    Gabriel Peters-Lazaro
    Assistant Professor School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, USA
    FACULTY
    Stephen Reese
    Jesse H. Jones Professor of Journalism, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    FACULTY
    Stephen Salyer
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar
    FACULTY
    Sangita Shresthova
    Director of Henry Jenkins' Media Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project, University of Southern California, USA
    FACULTY
    Daphne Wales
    Lecturer, Harrington School of Communication and Media Studies, University of Rhode Island , USA

    Guest Scholars

    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Catherine D'Ignazio
    Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization, Journalism Department at Emerson College, MA, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Karen Fowler-Watt
    Head of the School of Journalism, English and Communication, Bournemouth University, UK
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Anthony Ioannidis
    Usability & Corporate Training Expert, Founder of IAsquare, UK
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Stephen Jukes
    Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University's Media School, United Kingdom
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Tadzio Mac Gregor
    Independent Journalist, Mexico City
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    David McEvoy
    Associate Professor of Economics, Appalachian State University, NC, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Edward Mortimer
    Senior Program Advisor and former Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar; Former Chief Speechwriter and Director of Communications to the Secretary General of the United Nations
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Jordan Pailthorpe
    Creative Producer, Engagement Lab, Emerson College, MA, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Carol Reese
    Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator, The Eanes Independent School District in Austin, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Moses Shumow
    Assistant Professor of Journalism and Broadcasting, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Florida International University, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Olga Skvareninová
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mass Media Communication, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Ewald Volk
    Academic Director Media Management (BA), Department of Media and Economics, Head of Campus Radio, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Peter Webinger
    Deputy Director-General, Directorate Migration, Citizenship Affairs, Asylum and Human Rights, Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Sarah Widmaier
    Scientific Coordinator Research Programme "Culture and Foreign Policy", Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Germany

    Participants

    PARTICIPANTS
    Christina Achkar
    American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sandra Abdullatef
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Fatima Al-Ahmad
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Yara Al-Athel
    Emerson College, MA, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Tiajna Amayo
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Daniela Arreola González
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Eliana Azar
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Julianna Barbara
    University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jodie Boyce
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Julia Bryant
    University of Maryland, MD, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Tanis Calva
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Felicitas Carrique
    Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    PARTICIPANTS
    Juan Castillo
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Nicholas Cicchitelli
    University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Connie Chan
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    PARTICIPANTS
    Cameron Cronin
    Emerson College, MA, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Laura Cross
    University of Maryland, MD, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Tomas De La Rosa Silva
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Josefina Díaz
    Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    PARTICIPANTS
    Rafael Díaz Ceballos
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Martin Durko
    University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sofie Edlund
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Ghada El Ghraoui
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Nour ElHajjar
    American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Miguel Luigi Enriquez
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Kevin Farjallah
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Madison Gallup
    Emerson College, MA, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Taylor Gandolfi
    University of Miami, FL, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sophocles Geroulis
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    PARTICIPANTS
    Catherine Gessner
    Emerson College, MA, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Dana Ghanem
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Hannah Grimes
    University of Maryland, MD, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Linda Grochalová
    University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia
    PARTICIPANTS
    Tamara Gutverg Levin
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Nour Hassoun
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Kristi Kamesch
    University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Aceel Kibbi
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Joy Labaky
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Kaylee Largay
    Emerson College, MA, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jessica Letizia
    University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Nicole Lipp
    University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria
    PARTICIPANTS
    Caroline Long
    Emerson College, MA, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Paloma Lopez
    Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Emily Marks
    University of Maryland, MD, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    De'Graft Mensah
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Pedro Molina
    Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    PARTICIPANTS
    Dareen Nasr
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Nierada Nititadakul
    Nevada State College, NV, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Diego Ortiz
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sarah Parvaresh
    University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Alexander Quinones
    University of Maryland, MD, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Stephanie Quon
    University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Mohamed Saad
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    John Sabbey
    Emerson College, MA, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Michelle Sainz Mariscal
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Nora Sakabedoian
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Lilly Santoyo
    Nevada State College, NV, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Kristina Stoilova
    Emerson College, MA, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Iyad Tchelebi
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Anika Thomas
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Casey Tomchek
    University of Maryland, MD, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jeremiah Umaka
    Daystar University, Kenya
    PARTICIPANTS
    Devin Van Houten
    University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Paula Velasco
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Mirva Villa
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Paige von Sprecken
    University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Shawnie Wen
    Emerson College, MD, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Alexander Willim
    University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria
    PARTICIPANTS
    Frankie Wong
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sandra Zawaideh
    Jordan Media Institute

    Additional Staff

    ADDITIONAL STAFF
    Kevin Kolesnikoff
    Program Associate, Salzburg Global Seminar

    Contact for Inquiries

    Do not hesitate to contact Beth Pertiller with any questions you may have at bpertiller@SalzburgGlobal.org