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Faculty Research & Projects Forum

The Faculty Research & Projects Forum is a monthly lecture series highlighting exciting and high-impact work produced by the faculty at American University's School of Communication whose work is at the forefront of great communication problems and ideas of our time. Follow #SOCFacultyForum for event information.

Spring 2015 Series

By W. Joseph Campbell

January 20: W. Joseph Campbell

In his talk, Professor W. Joseph Campbell will discuss his latest book, 1995: The Year the Future Began, which explores a year defined by watershed moments in new media, domestic terrorism, crime and justice, international diplomacy, and political scandal.

10:30 a.m., Media Innovation Lab, McKinley Building



Chris Palmer

March 24: Chris Palmer

Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings are King

Forman Theater, McKinley Building, 7:00 p.m.


Still from School of Communication professor Brigid Maher's latest film, The Mama Sherpas.

April 7: Brigid Maher

Media Innovation Lab, 11:00 a.m.

In her talk, Maher will discuss her film work and screen a sneak preview of her latest documentary, The Mama Sherpas, which reveals the role of nurse-midwives in hospitals across the United States. Maher will also discuss her use of the medium to in engage in larger issues of feminism and representation.


SOC BPJ Louisa Fahy 5

MAY 5: Declan Fahy  

In his talk, professor Declan Fahy profiles eight eloquent, controversial, and compelling sellers of science to investigate how they achieved celebrity in the United States and internationally—and explores how their ideas influence our understanding of the world.

10:00 a.m. Light refreshments

10:30 a.m. Presentation, Media Innovation Lab, McKinley Building