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Events archive 2016


The Political Studies Association, Media and Politics Group Annual General Conference

Media and Politics in Times of Crisis and Change

Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 December 2016

Keynote speaker: Jay Blumler


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A Department of Media and Communications Symposium

Future of Public Service Media in Europe: Freedom, Independence and Media Relations with the State

Friday 2 December 2016 | 10am-6pm | Silverstone Room, TW3.7.01A

Speakers: Ingrid Deltenre, Raymond Kuhn, Ders Freedman, Vana Gobolt, Damian Tambini, Charlie Beckett, Eva Polonska


LSE Media and Communications Public Event

PhD Symposium 2016

Thursday 30 June 2016 | 9am-6pm | Silverstone Room, LSE

Speakers: Professor Nick Couldry, Dr Bart Cammaerts

The Class

LSE Media and Communications Public Event

Book Series Launch: Connected Youth and Digital Futures

Wednesday 22 June 2016 | 4-6pm | Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE

Speakers: Professor Henry Jenkins, Professor Sonia Livingstone, Dr Julian Sefton-Green, Professor Pat Thomson


LSE Media and Communications Film and Seminar Series

Freedom and Domination in the Colonial Present: Images, Fictions, Theories

4 May & 25 May | 5-8pm | Silverstone Room, Tower 3, LSE

Oscar H Gandy Jr

LSE Media Policy Project Public Lecture

Surveillance and the Public Sphere: confronting a democratic dilemma

Thursday 19 May 2016 | 6.30-8pm |  Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Speaker: Oscar H. Gandy Jr

Ahmet Şık

LSE Polis and English PEN Public Lecture

Journalism Under Siege

Wednesday 27 April 2016 | 6.30-8.30pm | Silverstone Room, LSE

Speaker: Ahmet Şık

Polis Conference 2016

Polis Conference 2016: Journalism & Crisis

Thursday 21 April 2016 | 9am-6pm | New Academic Building, LSE 

Speakers: Jon Snow and others from the BBC, Sky, the Guardian, Buzzfeed, Vice, Reuters, Associated Press, Human Rights Watch, Médecins Sans Frontières and more.

Miriam Ticktin

A Conference hosted by LSE Media and Communications

Everyday Humanitarianism: Ethics, Affects and Practices

14-15 April 2016 | New Academic Building, LSE

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Miriam Ticktin

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Department of Media & Communications alumni event

Politics & Communications student-alumni networking event 

Monday 14 March | 6-8.30pm | Weston Cafe, Saw Swee Hock Centre


Department of Media & Communications alumni event

MSc Media, Communication and Development alumni networking evening

Thursday 10 March | 6-8.30pm | The Silverstone Room

Speakers: James Deane, Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Dr Wendy Willems

Sabelo Ndlovu

LSE Africa Talks Public Lecture

"Rhodes Must Fall": South African universities as sites of struggle

Wednesday 9 March | 6.30-8pm | Hong Kong Theatre

Speaker: Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni

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Department of Media & Communications alumni event

Media Careers Forum

Monday 7 March | 6-8.30pm | Weston Cafe, Saw Swee Hock Centre

José Van Dijk

LSE Law and LSE Media and Communications Annual Lecture

From a Culture of Connectivity to a Platform Society

Monday 7 March | 6.30-8pm | Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Speakers: Professor José van Dijck, Professor Sonia Livingstone

David Aaronovitch

Polis Event for the LSE Literary Festival

Party Animals: growing up communist

Saturday 27 February 2016 | 11-12noon | Wolfson Theatre

Speaker:  David Aaronovitch

Lindsey Hilsum

Polis Public Lecture

Migrants, terror and the media: reporting & responsibilities on the front line

Thursday 11 February 2016 | 6.30-8pm | Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Speakers: Lindsey Hilsum (International Editor, Channel 4), Amol Rajan (Editor, Independent), William Wintercross (Photographer, Telegraph) and more.

Black Box Society

LSE Media and Communications Public Lecture

The Promise (and Threat) of Algorithmic Accountability

Tuesday 26 January, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Speaker: Professor Frank Pasquale
Respondent: Professor Evelyn Ruppert

Walter Merricks

LSE Media Policy Project Public Lecture

IMPRESS and the Future of UK Press Regulation

Wednesday 20 January 2016 | 6.30-8pm | Hong Kong Theatre

Speaker: Walter Merricks

Right To Know

LSE Media and Communications Public Lecture

Expectations of Openness in an Age of Secrecy: where the 'Right to Know' comes from

Wednesday 13 January 2016, 6.30-8pm, Hong Kong Theatre

Speaker: Professor Michael Schudso