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Faculty Research & Project 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. The Forum also features selected external speakers whose work is at the forefront of great communication problems and ideas of our time.

Spring 2014 Series

February 25:

"Minority Report: How the News Media Construct Race, Ethnicity, and American Identity" with Professor Angie Chuang

11:30 a.m., Media Production Center

Watch the event here.


Chris Palmer

March 25: Can Comedy Encourage Conservation?

Professor Chris Palmer makes the case that not only can comedy be an effective way to get viewers’ attention, but, paradoxically, laughter can also inspire people to take conservation and environmental issues more seriously.

The winners of this year’s Eco-Comedy Video Competition will also be screened. 7 p.m., reception at 6:30pm, Forman Theater


American University School of Communication Professor Laura DeNardis

April 1: The Global War for Internet Governance

Co-Organized with the D.C. Chapter of the “Internet Society”

Professor Laura DeNardis will discuss her new book, “The Global War for Internet Governance” which explains how the Internet is currently governed.

12-1:30 p.m., McKinley Building, Media Innovation Lab

Watch the event here.


SOC Andrew Lih

April 16: Is K the new J?

"Is K the new J? Wikipedia's Role in Knowledge for the Public Interest" with Andrew Lih

2-3:30 p.m., Media Innovation Lab    

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Caty Borum Chattoo

April 23: Stand Up Planet

"Stand Up Planet" screening and Q&A, featuring Professor Caty Borum Chattoo.

6-8:00 p.m., Forman Theater  

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