• 826.Sudan (Paper)

    A series of commissioned papers on the prospects for peace in Sudan.

    Date
    January 1st
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Africa
    Meetings & Events
  • 827.Media Ownership Research Press Conference

    On October 23, 2006, the Benton Foundation and the Social Science Research Council released four independent academic studies on the impact of media consolidation in the United States. The new research focuses on how the concentration of media ownership affects media content, from local news reporting to radio music programming, and how minority groups have fared -- as both media outlet owners and as historically undeserved audiences -- in an increasingly deregulated media environment.

    Date
    Program
    Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
    Meetings & Events
  • 828.Regional Summer Institute, 2006

    …"Islamic Texts, Thought, History, and Identity": The second in a series hosted by the SSRC's Eurasia Program, part of its Teaching Islam in Eurasia initiative. The 2006 Regional Summer Institute focused on four topics: 1) Islamic texts, 2) Islamic though, 3) historical approaches to Islam, and 4) modern Islamic identity and politics. Individual resource faculty presented four-day, intensive practicums for participants, which included readings, presentations, and assignments on each of the four sub-themes. Smaller groups of participants attended the practicums based on their teaching and research interests, and many had the opportunity to present aspects of their own courses. Once again, the SSRC took advantage of the host location to emphasize both the unique historical and contemporary aspects of Islam in Central Asia.

    Date
    June 24th
    Location
    American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Program
    Teaching Islam in Eurasia - Regional Summer Institutes
    Meetings & Events
  • 829.International Symposium on Women and News

    The International Symposium on Women and News, held in conjunction with the 2006 conference of the International Communications Association, brought together a group of international scholars to discuss ways of expanding and strengthening research on the participation and representation of women in the news media. The SSRC co-sponsored the event.

    Date
    Location
    Dresden, Germany
    Program
    Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
    Meetings & Events
  • 830.Access to Knowledge (A2K) Conference

    …'Access to Knowledge' describes the challenge of building stronger and more equitable participation in the knowledge economy, ranging from securing access to essential medicines, to expanding access to communications infrastructures, to ensuring a richer public domain in science and culture on which creators can draw. The SSRC was a co-sponsor of the first ISP A2K conference, which explored the linkages, applications, opportunities, and research needs of this nascent movement.

    Date
    Location
    Information Society Project, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
    Program
    Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
    Meetings & Events
  • 831.Planning Meeting on Data Consortium on Media & Communications Policy

    The SSRC sponsored a second planning meeting of a small group of academics and advocates involved in media research and media policy to discuss the possible strategies and activities of the Data Consortium on Media & Communications Policy. The event was hosted by the Center for Public Integrity. The meeting concluded with an action plan to launch the Consortium and begin to engage a broader constituency.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Location
    Center for Public Integrity, Washington, DC
    Program
    Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
    Meetings & Events
  • 832.Information, Communication and New Media Studies: Networking a Multidisciplinary Field

    The SSRC and the Oxford Internet Institute co-hosted a two-day workshop on the changing nature of public life as information and communication technologies (ICTs) increasingly become subjects and tools of research -- both inside and outside the academy. The meeting took stock of 15 years of efforts at institutional reinvention in this area and identified promising approaches for international and multidisciplinary collaboration.

    Date
    Location
    Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, England
    Program
    Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
    Meetings & Events
  • 833.World Social Forum

    The SSRC sponsored two participants (Sheetal Matani, from the Center for International Media Action, and Jennifer Wager, Founder and Director/Producer of "Venezuela Rising") in the Communications Rights Delegation to the World Social Forum. The US group attended the WSF in order to explore and develop connections between US and international media policy and activism.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Location
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Program
    Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
    Meetings & Events
  • 834.Media and Communications at a Crossroads: The Role of Scholarship for Media Reform and Justice

    The Ford Foundation hosted a one-day convening on the state of media and communications. Featuring various grantees, advocacy partners, and researchers that the Foundation has supported since 1999, this was a chance for participants to reflect on the work that has been done and to discuss new opportunities and challenges for the field in the future. A full report on the meeting and the issues addressed is available for download.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Location
    New York, NY
    Program
    Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
    Meetings & Events
  • 835.Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit

    The SSRC co-sponsored, on September 12, 2005, a special meeting for media researchers on access to data issues, as part of the Future of Music Coalition's Policy Summit. This Summit brought together musicians, lawyers, academics, policymakers and music industry executives to discuss and debate issues surrounding digital technology, artists’ rights and the current state of the music industry.

    Date
    Location
    George Washington University, Washington, DC
    Program
    Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
    Meetings & Events
  • 836.Public Seminar: Impact of IP Laws on Indonesian Traditional Arts

    For two weeks in July 2005, a group of international and Indonesian researchers, lawyers, and activists versed in IP, arts, and cultural policy, met with other relevant actors to discuss the complexities and challenges associated with the protection of traditional arts. The trip was intended to 1) prompt greater discussion of these issues within Indonesia, especially among communities of artists whose work is most affected by the new law, and 2) help support and build connections among the small number of research and policy actors who bring critical perspectives to bear on the intersection of intellectual property, cultural policy, traditional arts, and trade. The trip concluded with a public seminar in Jakarta on July 29, 2005, and the release of a declaration on "The Impact of Intellectual Property Laws on Indonesian Traditional Arts" by the group.

    Date
    Location
    Hotel Atlet Century, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Program
    The 'Propertization' of Traditional Arts in Indonesia
    Meetings & Events
  • 837.Summer Seminar: Intellectual Property in Comparative Perspective

    This seminar was intended to build stronger cross-disciplinary and transnational expertise on intellectual property (IP) issues, especially in relation to cultural production and technological change. The goal was to foster better understanding of the relationships between law, the politics of IP governance, and the social processes underlying innovation and creativity. Discussions paid particular attention to the transnational and national aspects of the debate over "protection" and "misuse," in recognition of the central place of this tension in current policy debates; in the organization of cultural creativity, education, and scientific innovation; and in the fabric of everyday cultural life. The seminar was an inaugural effort of the Center for Media & Communications Studies at Central European University (CEU) and the product of collaboration among several institutions: the CEU, the Social Science Research Council, the Department of Culture and Communications at New York University, the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research in London, the Cardozo School of Law, and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Funding was provided by the Knowledge, Creativity, and Freedom Program of the Ford Foundation, by Ford regional offices in Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico, and by the Open Society Institute.

    Date
    Location
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
    Program
    Intellectual Property, Markets, and Cultural Flows
    Meetings & Events
  • 838.Intellectual Property Workshop

    In Fall 2003, the Intellectual Property, Markets, and Cultural Flows program held its inaugural workshop, bringing together some thirty researchers, advocates, and experts on issues of intellectual property.

    Date
    Program
    Intellectual Property, Markets, and Cultural Flows
    Meetings & Events