Live Streaming Webcast: Media as a Global Diplomat II: New Findings on the Science of Media and Conflict

Posted on September 30, 2009
Last February, ITVS co-hosted a media leadership summit with the U.S. Institute of Peace at the Newseum in Washington, DC. A constellation of luminaries from the field, capped by distinguished veteran journalist and moderator Ted Koppel, developed recommendations to the new administration about the role of media in public diplomacy. Continuing the dialogue, Media as a Global Diplomat II: New Findings on the Science of Media and Conflict took place today, October 1 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT at the U.S. Institute of Peace. This summit included a keynote by her majesty Queen Noor of Jordan. ITVS Vice President of Distribution Tamara Gould moderated a discussion about the responsibility of filmmakers and storytellers to create media that serves the public interest. Other panelists included: Michael Medavoy, Hollywood studio executive (Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull) and author of American Idol After Iraq: Winning Hearts and Minds in the Global Media Age; Riz Khan, senior news anchor, Al Jazeera English; Arik Bernstein, founder of Alma Films and creator of Gaza-Sderot - Life in spite of everything; and Lucas Welch, president and founder of Soliya. Learn more by visiting the United States Institute of Peace Web site >>


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