Events archive 2009

February

Department of Media and Communications Public Lecture
Internet and Its Myriad Ways: an Asian perspective

Tuesday 10 February 2009, 6.30-8pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Speaker: Professor Arun Mahizhnan, deputy director, the Institute of Policy Studies (Singapore); discussant: Charlie Beckett, director, POLIS; chair: Professor Robin Mansell 

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED - WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RE-SCHEDULE


March

Department of Media and Communications / POLIS Public Lecture
The Future of Telecoms

Monday 16 March 2009 - 6.30pm - New Theatre, East Building

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required. To register or request more information email polis@lse.ac.uk. |.

Ofcom Chief Executive Ed Richards will outline the future challenges for telecoms in an era of significant technological and economic changes, and as policy-makers increasingly highlight the growing role of communications services.

Ed Richards is chief executive of Ofcom. Prior to this he was senior policy advisor to the UK prime minister, for media, telecoms, internet and e-government. Podcast here. |


June

Centre for the Study of Global Governance and LSE Arts Panel Discussion
The Future of Picturing the World: Documentary Films and Photojournalism in a Global Era

Wednesday 3 June 2009 : 6.30-8pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Speakers: Adrian Evans, Panos Pictures; Lilie Chouliaraki, LSE and POLIS ; Renzo Martens, Artist; Sabine Selchow, LSE Fellow; Julian Stallabrass, Courtauld Institute of Art LSE and POLIS ; , Artist; , LSE Fellow; , Courtauld Institute of Art

Chair: Paul Lowe, London College of Communication

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email arts@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.  Find out more...|

Media@LSE Postgraduate Workshop
Media, Communication and Information Technologies: Developing Perspectives in Social Research

12th June 2009

The second Department of Media and Communications Postgraduate Workshop took place at LSE on the 12th June 2009. The workshop, a one-day student-led event organised by the PhD students of the Department of Media and Communications, brought together research students from a great variety of universities and academic departments.


July

LSE Summer School lecture with the Department of Media and Communications and POLIS present:

Communication Power
Thursday 9 July, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker Professor Manuel Castells
Chair: Professor Robin Mansell

This event marks the launch of Manuel Castells latest book, Communication Power, in which he analyses the transformation of the global media industry by the revolution in communication technologies. Castells is university professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, and research professor of information society at the Open University of Catalonia.

There are no more tickets available for this event. More information at www.lse.ac.uk/events or 020 7955 6100. |or 020 7955 6100.


October

The Politics of Media and Cultural Policy
Wednesday 28th October 2009- 6.30-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker: Professor Philip Schlesinger

Media and cultural policies are shaped by the few with access to political power. What role can academics play in current policy debates? Philip Schlesinger is director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow.

The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Any queries, email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043. |or phone 020 7955 6043.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to reserve a press seat or have a media query about this event, email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|

The Politics of Media and Cultural Policy

Department of Media & Communications Public Lecture
Speaker: Professor Philip Schlesinger
Date: Wednesday 28th October 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Media and cultural policies are shaped by the few with access to political power. What role can academics play in current policy debates? Philip Schlesinger is director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. Audio|

'Silly Citizenship'
Thursdays, 29 October - 12:30 - 2pm
Chair: Nancy Thumim, Dept of Media and Communications, LSE

Speaker: John Hartley, Distinguished Professor, Queensland University of Technology and Visiting Professor, City University London
Discussant: Sonia Livingstone, Dept of Media and Communications, LSE

Thursday, 29 October - 12:30 - 2pm Chair: , Dept of Media and Communications, LSESpeaker: J Distinguished Professor, Queensland University of Technology and Visiting Professor, City University London

Discussant: Dept of Media and Communications, LSE


November

'Brave New World? Children's Media Beyond Television'
Thursday, 12th November 2009

The 15th Annual Conference of the VLV Forum for Children's Broadcasting
With support from the British Board of Film Classification

Speakers: Prof Sonia Livingstone, LSE - Trends in Children's Media Use

Ben Williamson, Futurelab - children in new media landscapes
Hamish McPharlin, Decipher - changes in the digital home
Chair: Prof Maire Messenger-Davies, University of Ulster

Lunchtime Research Dialogues Series:

Digital Natives - The Internets Lost Tribe? A seminar on Young People and the Internet

Tuesday 24th November, 2009 - 6 pm - New Academic Building, LSE

Polis is pleased to host this event that seeks to revisit the term 'digital natives' and critically discuss a generation of users that speak the language of new technologies with ease and confidence.

Introduction from Charlie Beckett, POLIS Director
Speakers include:

Professor Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, LSE
Professor David Buckingham, Institute of Education
Dr Chris Davies, University of Oxford
Dr Rebekah Willet, "Power relations, play and boredom in teens online interactions," Institute of Education.
Chair: Charlie Beckett, POLIS Director

Ranjana Das, POLIS Silverstone Scholar 2009, will also present her work on the day

This event is open to all, but you must RSVP: polis@lse.ac.uk|

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