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Media Representation and the Global Imagination

Department of Media and Communications and Polis debate 

Date: Monday 18 February 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Dr Shani Orgad, Professor Saskia Sassen, Laurie Taylor 
Chair: Charlie Beckett

UPDATE Monday 11 February: Due to unforeseen circumstances Lindsey Hilsum will no longer be speaking at this event.

Marking the publication of Shani Orgad's latest book Media Representation and the Global Imagination (Polity), the panel will discuss how the way we imagine the world and its 'others' is nourished by the media, and how the media can offer different images and accounts from the ones we encounter. 

Dr Shani Orgad is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at LSE.

Saskia Sassen is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University.

Laurie Taylor presents Thinking Allowed on BBC Radio 4. He is a consultant, writes for newspapers and magazines, contributes to television programmes and is an accomplished public speaker. 

Charlie Beckett is Head of Department of Media and Communications and Director of Polis.

This debate is followed by reception from 8-9 pm.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEimagine 

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries contact Dr Shani Orgad by email s.s.orgad@lse.ac.uk or call 07949 973 459. 

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