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Voices Against Extremism: Media Responses to Global Populism 16 Jul - 05 Aug, 2017
ACADEMYVoices Against Extremism: Media Responses to Global Populism16 Jul - 05 Aug, 2017

    Overview

    The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change is a unique three-week action, research and critical-making program that brings together undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to critique and create civic media for social change.

    Over 70 students and more than 20 faculty and guest scholars gather from five continents annually at the historic Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg to work in international teams and across disciplines. Since it was founded in 2007, a global network of innovators has emerged, with over 750 students, 150 faculty, and a host of visiting scholars and practitioners. 

    Key Questions

    Throughout the three-week Academy, students will address the following questions:

    • How can media 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 needed to build and sustain global networks that can facilitate media for positive global change?

    Program Outcomes and Impact

    The intensive program will aim to produce the following outcomes for students:
    Understand key concepts of civic media, media literacy, global media, and civic imagination.

    • Reflect on personal and community stories, and how these relate to public media narratives around pressing global issues.
    • Analyze how media cover global problems, and the impact of digital and connective technologies on populism.
    • Create multimedia essays that aim to overcome intolerance, stereotyping, and misrepresentation of global culture.
    • Practice and implement participatory design use media to build tools, technologies and campaigns for social and civic impact.
    • Demonstrate competency in understanding the relationship between media, representation and culture.

    Impact will be achieved through the development and dissemination of media texts that explore issues of global concern, and are created to help create dynamic media storytelling and engagement across borders, across cultures, and across divides.

    Participant Profile

    For three weeks each summer, undergraduate and graduate students from partner institutions around the world come together to work in teams tackling shared problems. The students are led by faculty, guest scholars and practitioners, who come from academe, media and communication disciplines, and the development, governmental, NGO, and corporate sectors. Together this group of emerging and established thinkers, does and leaders explore how media and technology can be harnessed to promote meaningful change in the world. 

    Program Format

    At the Salzburg Academy, students engage in participatory and interactive programming for three weeks, which combines exploration, interrogation, creation, and reflection. The Salzburg Academy explores the concepts, theories, methodologies, research, and practice that connects media and impact in digital culture. Our curriculum is anchored by seminars, workshops, reading groups, screenings, and more.

    Multimedia Production
    Students will explore issues of pressing global concern. Working in teams they will identify case studies related to those concerns, and create multimedia publications (using text, images, videos, graphics, interactive elements etc.) that will address those issues in compelling, inclusive and equitable ways. 

    Civic Media Workshops
    To build more creative approaches to using media for social change, civic media workshops will help frame our work in Salzburg. The goal for this workshop series is to harness applied media approaches to solving problems on a global scale and to create an array of approaches to stories that inspire us, unite us and define us as our ideas migrate from our home communities to an international stage. These reflective exercises provide a starting point for investigating a deeper issue, causality, or discourse that potentially links these individual stories within a global context.

    Seminars 
    The Academy this summer will feature seminars, screenings, and  skills workshops focusing on: Data Visualization, Game Design, Mobile Storytelling, Activism, Persistence, and more. Additionally, we will offer an evening “human library” experience for Academy students to voluntarily join. Information on seminars, workshops and lectures will be available at the start of the Academy.

    Film Club
    The Academy offers a film club where faculty and students curate regular showings of films related to the topic of the academy. Films will be mandatory and optional, shown afternoons and evenings.   

    Seeing Media Image Contest 
    Students will create or take one image that denotes a certain aspect of media. These images will collectively provide a mosaic of visual art that articulates how the media academy visualizes global issues today. 

    Reading Groups
    Each week a series of reading groups will be offered. Reading groups will be offered in parallel after lunch sessions, and will have a cap of 10 participants per group.

    Reflections on Media & Global Change
    The Academy provides space for students to offer regular reflections on their engagement with media and our program. At the end of each week we will review the board and use feedback to engage in constructive dialog about what we're learning, and where we want to go. 

    Excursions
    In addition to the content of the program, our participants embrace culturally specific and poignant trips into the Alps and to the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial site. 

    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
    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
    Christopher Harris
    Associate Professor of Communication, Nevada State College, NV, USA
    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
    Rosemary Nyaole
    Senior Lecturer, Chair of Communication Department, Daystar University, Kenya
    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
    Clare Shine
    Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar
    FACULTY
    Sangita Shresthova
    Director of Henry Jenkins' Media Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project, University of Southern California, USA
    FACULTY
    Clement So
    Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong SAR

    Guest Scholars

    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Sandra Banisky
    Abbell Professor in Baltimore Journalism, Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Patricia Cherfan
    Founder, Managing Director, PiDRAYA; Founder, Editor in chief, HOME magazine
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    James Cohen
    Program Director, Assistant Professor, New Media Program, Molloy College, New York, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Karen Fowler-Watt
    Head of the School of Journalism, English and Communication, Bournemouth University, UK
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Maria Isabel Gil
    Managing Director, AURA, Mexico City, Mexico
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Brian Hanley
    Regional Director for Asia Programs, Internews, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Lubica Hulajová
    Lecturer, University of Ss Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Anthony Ioannidis
    Usability & Corporate Training Expert, Founder of IAsquare, UK
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Amanda Denise Phillips
    Georgetown University, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Stephen Jukes
    Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University's Media School, United Kingdom
    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
    Raul Reis
    Dean, School of Communication, Emerson College, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Jennifer Rosales
    Director of Research and Evaluation, the Center for Social Justice, Georgetown University, USA
    GUEST SCHOLARS
    Florian Scholochow
    Founder and CEO, Mohemian, Austria
    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
    Robin Wright
    Journalist and Author, USA

    Participants

    PARTICIPANTS
    Allison Ainsworth
    University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    JD Alexander
    The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Layla Al-Kloub
    Jordan Media Institute, Jordan
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sarah AlNemr
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Rawan Alsheikh
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Mika Aramouni
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Mohamed Assi
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Lauren Bailey
    Nevada State College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Chantal Barsoumian
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Maya Bashow
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Layal Baydoun
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Nour Bazzy
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Connor Bean
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Tomás Belottini
    Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    PARTICIPANTS
    Elissa Boudarwich
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jane Butler
    The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Harrison Cann
    University of Maryland, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Bosco Chan
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong SAR
    PARTICIPANTS
    Young Chung
    University of Maryland, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Joshua Coase
    Bournemouth Unniversity, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Alan Coste
    Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Yesenia Cuevas
    Nevada State College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Artina Dawkins
    North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Giovanna Del Valle Serrano
    Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sierra Doll
    The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jana El amine
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sara el Habbash
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Monica Elias
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sanaa Eter
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Michael Furnari
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Christian Gibbons
    Emerson College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Benjamin Gonzalez
    University of Maryland, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Xinyue Gu
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PARTICIPANTS
    Pallavi Guha
    University of Maryland, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Reem Haddad
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Rachel Hanebutt
    Emerson College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Lama Hatoum
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sofie Hoertler
    St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
    PARTICIPANTS
    Caroline Hoffman Castello
    The New School, New York City, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Benjamin Horton
    The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Riley Hunt
    Emerson College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jacqueline Hyman
    University of Maryland, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sophie Karpf
    St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
    PARTICIPANTS
    Tiina Karppi
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Samuel Kersey
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Lauren Kett
    University of Miami, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Laura Kurtzberg
    University of Miami, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Ghida Ladkani
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sophie Larkin-Tannett
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Karin Li
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jenn Lo
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PARTICIPANTS
    Guadalupe Madero
    Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Abdullah Malaeb
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Mira Matar
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Dani Mateos
    Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Shahid Meighan
    Nevada State College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Amy Melki
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jana Mhanna
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Liz Morier
    Emerson College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Eric Moy
    Univerity of Iowa, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Kamila Navrátilová
    University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia
    PARTICIPANTS
    Casey Noenickx
    University of Maryland, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Charlie Nouihed
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Ryan O'Connell
    United States Military Academy, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Tom Olang'
    Daystar University, Kenya
    PARTICIPANTS
    Maria Ines Oñate
    Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Agustina Parise
    Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    PARTICIPANTS
    Assil Rahouli
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Tyler Ruth
    University of Maryland, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Shemonti Shams
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Bingjun Shi
    Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PARTICIPANTS
    Brian Simonelli
    Emerson College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Karim Soueid
    Lebanese American University, Lebanon
    PARTICIPANTS
    Shey Spears
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sarah Starr
    The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Jack Tang
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PARTICIPANTS
    Marina Vanni
    Universidad Catolica Argentina, Argentina
    PARTICIPANTS
    Fauve Vertegaal
    Bournemouth University, UK
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sam Viotty
    Emerson College, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Rudi von der Meden Cury
    Iberoamericana University, Mexico
    PARTICIPANTS
    Doug Weitzel
    University of Maryland, USA
    PARTICIPANTS
    Sammi Wong
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PARTICIPANTS
    Therese Woozley
    Boise State University, USA

    Program Staff

    PROGRAM STAFF
    Beth Pertiller
    Director of Operations, Salzburg Global Seminar
    PROGRAM STAFF
    Kevin Kolesnikoff
    Program Associate, Salzburg Global Seminar

    Contact for Inquiries

    Do not hesitate to contact Kevin Kolesnikoff with any questions you may have at kkolesnikoff@salzburgglobabl.org.