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Contributed by Patricia Zimmermann on 01/22/2005
The Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies presents Communications in the Digital Age with Charles Benton, as part of the 2005 Engaging Democracy Series. The special session conferences with call-in guests will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25-26.
Harold Feld, MAP's associate director, joined MAP in August 1999 after practicing communications, Internet, and energy law at Covington & Burling. Feld served as cochair of the Federal Communications Bar Association's online committee, and has written numerous articles on Internet law and communications policy for trade publications and legal journals. Feld won the 2000 Burton Award for excellence in writing by a nonacademic. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1989, and magna cum laude from Boston University Law School in 1993. He clerked for the Hon. John M. Ferren of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Wednesday, January 26, 2-2:50 Park 220
Introduction to Culture and Communication class
Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, with Marie Garland, OCLD and Culture and Communication
Topic: Media Advocacy with Josh Silver and Celia Wexler
Executive Director Josh Silver founded Free Press with Robert McChesney and John Nichols in 2002 to engage public involvement in media policy debates in America. Prior to that, he was the campaign manager of the successful ballot initiative for Clean Elections in Arizona, director of development for the cultural arm of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and director of an international youth exchange program. He has published extensively on media policy, campaign finance and other public policy issues.
Charles Benton, chair of the Benton Foundation, a major telecommunications policy think tank and advocacy group in Washington DC, and Kevin Taglang, director of research, Benton Foundation, will be present at all session. Jim Kohlenberger, domestic policy adviser for President Clinton, will be present at the media advocacy session.
Contributed by Patricia Zimmermann