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An event in the Doyle/Forman Theater with NBC's Chuck Todd and Professor Jane Hall

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SATURday, february 22

RSVP here.investigative broadcasting symposium 2020Broadcast leaders reveal how investigative journalism is fueling profitable new enterprises. How investigative content and long-form storytelling helps create award-winning podcasts, network television, cable and video-streaming specials, and docu-series films. Presented and organized by Chris Halsne, American University Investigative Broadcaster in Residence. This event is free and includes lunch and networking opportunities for students and young professionals.

Recent Past Events

Resistance: the exhibition with kk ottesen

tuesday, february 4th
doyle-forman theater, SCHOOL OF communication

RSVP here.resistance the exhibition

In a cultural juncture marked by public engagement in social challenges, people are standing up and speaking out. Struggles for equity and demand for voices to be heard characterize these fascinating times. People are organizing and understanding the power of prepared action in both big and subtle ways. This is, in short, the resistance period. The exhibition curates the best photographic images around the theme of resistance from across the world. The images will be exhibited from February 3 – March 30, 2020, at the School of Communication, American University.

global game jam

friday, january 31 - sunday, february 2
american university game lab, don myers technology and innovation bldg

RSVP game jam 2020

The American University Game Lab is proud to host a local site for the Global Game Jam 2020 in Washington, DC. The annual event encourages participants to challenge themselves and push their creativity and learning to the limit. Teams will be tasked with designing and creating digital and non-digital games over the course of one weekend.

Participants, ranging from amateurs to industry professionals, gather at each site location to create, collaborate and present innovative new games to the global community.

'the internet in everything' book tour at american university

wednesday, january 29th
4:00pm - 6:00PM
founders room, SCHOOL OF international service

RSVP here.the internet in everything book talk

Join the Internet Governance Lab as we celebrate the launch of the Lab’s Co-Director, SOC Professor and Interim Dean Dr. Laura DeNardis’s new book The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World With No Off Switch (Yale University Press, 2019). Dr. DeNardis will be in conversation with Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf for a discussion on the evolution and growth of the Internet of Things and its attendant consequences. 

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Exterior aerial shot of the McKinley building.

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Each year the School of Communication hosts many exciting events including screenings, guest speakers, seminars, and receptions.

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The Media Innovation Lab with chairs and cameras set up, but no people.

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SOC's McKinley building offers a host of event spaces available for rent, ranging from classrooms to a 144 seat theater with 4k projector.

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