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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.

Fall 2013 Series

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September 11:

Video Games for Social Change with Professor Lindsay Grace
3:00–5:00 p.m. in SIS Founders Room

Watch the event here.

October 9

The Investigative Reporting Workshop with Professors Chuck Lewis, Lynne Perri, and John Sullivan
2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Media Production Center

Watch the event here.

SOC Wendy Melillo

November 6

Advertising as Public Policy with Professor Wendy Melillo
3:30 p.m. in the Media Production Center

Professor Melillo will discuss her new book How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America: A History of Iconic Ad Council Campaigns.

Watch the event here.

December 4

Digital Marketing and Youth Culture with Professor Kathryn Montgomery
3:30-5:00 p.m. Media Production Center

Watch the event here.

Invited External Speakers

September 18

Dollarocracy with John Nichols and Robert McChesney
1:15-2:30 p.m. in the Media Production Center

The authors will present their new book Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.

Watch the event here.

The Myth of Digital Democracy

October 29

The Myth of Digital Democracy with Professor Matt Hindman, George Washington University
2:35 p.m. in the Media Production Center

Please join us for a special SOC Faculty Forum with GW Professor Matt Hindman discussing his acclaimed book The Myth of Digital Democracy.

Watch the event here.