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The Media and Globalization

By Terhi Rantanen
Wednesday 16th February 2005
5.00pm - 7.00pm

Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop, London School of Economics, Clare Market, ilverstone will be giving a brief introduction

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LSE Public Lecture

Life After Hutton: renewing the BBC Charter

Wednesday 16 February 2005
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Howard Davies
Chair: Roger Silverstone

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Fourth Annual Dixons Public Lecture

Speaking and Deceiving
Tuesday 1 February 2005
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Onora O'Neill, (Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve)
Chair: Howard Davies

J.L. Austin's well-known lectures "How To Do Things With Words" urged us to consider what we do when we speak, to focus on speech acts and not only on their content. Yet his work has sparked surprisingly little general consideration of the ethics of speech acts. Is this because the ethics of speech seems to be well-tilled territory? Admirers of current conceptions of free speech perhaps think that respect for freedom of speech exhausts the ethics of speech acts. Or is it because what we do in speaking raises no distinctive ethical issues? I shall argue that a focus on speech acts rather than speech content reveals wider and more challenging ethical issues that arise in communicating in an era of global information technologies and media conglomerates.

Onora O'Neill is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge. She lectures in Philosophy and has written books and articles in ethics, political philosophy, on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and on bioethics. She is a former member and chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Human Genetics Advisory Commission, and chairs the Nuffield Foundation. She is a Member of the House of Lords, sits as a Crossbencher and was a member of the Select Committee on Stem Cell Research.

Professor Robin Mansell holds the Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet, Department of Media and Communications. LSE.


Public Lecture by Hosam El Sokkary, Head of BBC Arabic
Tuesday 19 October, 6.30pm

Hosam El Sokkari, Head of BBC Arabic, tackles the ever changing relationship between media professionals and their audiences, testing some of the common concepts in interactive mass communication. In 1994, he joined the BBC Arabic TV as presenter,  in 1996 he joined the core staff that established Al Jazeera TV by the end of the same year. In 1997, he returned to the BBC Arabic Service radio and two years later, established as the major news and information Arabic site on the Internet  He will be illustrating his presentation with visuals and examples from his work with BBC as well as reflecting on the media scene in the Middle East.


Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea

Tuesday 6th December 2005
Book Launch 

Routledge Publications is delighted to invite you to the launch of Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea: Journeys of Hope 

By Youna Kim
5pm - 7pm
Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
London School of Economics
Clare Market, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2AB