International Communications Institute

Past Events at the Institute of International Communications in Rome

Summer 2015 Institute in International Communications Events

Media Geographies

Screening18 IUS SOLI (2012) and Q & A with director Fred Kuwornu; Karima Gehnyei, Liberian-Italian rapper, singer, dancer and beatsmith; Screening: More than Sbarchi: The African Diaspora in Italy – A Rough Cut Screening and Q & A with Iman Childs, Fulbright Scholar;

Forum 1:
"Immigration and Sense of Place:" How do media affect the everyday experiences of immigrants in Italy? Do media such as television and cinema promote an inclusive perspective on Italian society or do they marginalize minorities? How do immigrant groups relate to such representations? This forum will discuss these issues and explore the innovative ways in which media are used by diaspora communities.

Clelia Clini (John Cabot University); Nick Boston (Lehman College); Tamara McPherson-Pizzoli (author); Matteo Cossu (1.2 Magazine and Printed Page Society)

 

Forum 2:
"Subjective Mapping - Postmodern Geographies:" Whether made to describe the best shipping routes, demarcate watersheds or to map public space in cities, cartography tells us as much about place as the mapmaker. Now new media technologies enable people to reimagine geography according to particular interests and needs. This panel explores now narrative, meaning and data visualization are being used to reimagine place, and how images can mask realities of place.

John Carr (University of New Mexico); Federica Capoferri (JCU);Tracy Miltrano (Cornell University)

Forum 3:
"The Mediation of Muslim Identity in Europe Post-Charlie Hebdo: Co-produced with the Guarini Institute:" The way Muslim identity is mediated in Europe has become a flashpoint of controversy. Whether in the form of editorial cartoons, popular culture, or film, media have become a contested space for how non-Muslim Europe engages Islam. This forum explores the historical roots of Muslim representation, ranging from Dante to Orientalist art, and investigates the tension between freedom of expression and cultural sensitivity.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi (California State University, San Marcos); Pamela Harris (JCU) Sabika Shah Povia (journalist, Rome); Michael Driessen (JCU)

Summer 2014 JCU Institute in International Communications Events

The Global Village 2.0

Forum 1:
“Global Village’s Inhabitants: Media’s Impact on Local and Transnational Identity”
Antonio Lopez (John Cabot University), Donatella Della Ratta (mediaoriente.com)
Ben Scribner (John Cabot University), Isabella Clough Marinaro (John Cabot University), Jeff Gould (SafeGov)

Forum 2:
“Global Village’s Betrayal: Mass Surveillance, Privacy and the Privatization of the Internet”
Ibrahim Al Marashi (California State University, San Marcos), Tracy Mitrano (Cornell University), Pam Harris (John Cabot University)

Forum 3:
“Global Village’s Promise: Telecommunications, Networked Power and the Rise of Global Citizenship”
Tracy Mitrano (Cornell University), Antonio Lopez (John Cabot University),
Ibrahim Al Marashi (California State University, San Marcos), Tijana Mamula (John Cabot University)

6th Annual Cicero Public Speaking Tournament: "Surveillance: Security or Spying?"

Guest Lecture, Caroline Koebel, “Viewing Blind: Caroline Koebel's Experimental Cinema of Aesthetics and Politics”

Summer 2013 JCU Institute in International Communications Events

Women's image in the media

Forum 1:
"Flash journey through the way we were and are: women's image in the media from 1920 to today"

Kevin Johnson(California State University, Long Beach), Nicholas Boston, Tom Govero (John Cabot University), Smith (California State University, Long Beach), Alessandra Seggi (John Cabot University)

Forum 2:
"Gratuitous depictions of violence against women in the media: To Censor or Not?"
Craig Smith (California State University, Long Beach), Professor Harris (John Cabot University), Kevin Johnson (California State University, Long Beach)

Forum 3:
"Women on the screen: Hollywood, Bollywood and Cinecittà"
Nicholas Boston, Tijana Mamula (John Cabot University), Clelia Clini (John Cabot University)

Public Lecture:
Award-Winning Photojournalists Discuss Journalism, Social Media, and Storytelling in Conflict Scenarios
Images as a Catalyst for Change: New Roles and Challenges for Today's Professional Photojournalists

5th Annual Cicero Public Speaking Tournament and End-of-Term Barbeque: If women hold up half the sky, why are they not holding up half a corporation, boardroom, or government?

2012 Summer Institute in International Communications Events

Politics, Money and Social Media

Forum 1:
"Politics and Money: How money matters but how social media may subvert this (or not!)"
Mike Russo (St. Mary's College), Kevin Johnson (CSU Long Beach), Gabriele Cosentino (John Cabot University)

Forum 2:
"Politics and Rhetoric from Ancient Rome to the 21st Century"
Jennifer Asenas (California State University, Long Beach), Karl Squitier (California State University, Long Beach), Tom Govero (JCU), Mike Grace (partner, Grace & Grace, Los Angeles

Forum 3:
"Politics and Religion: How the Vatican communicates its policies and the role of journalists in filtering this political communication"
Kevin Johnson (CSU Long Beach), David Kerr (Catholic News Agency), Andrew Edwards (Rome Reports), Seàn-Patrick Lovett (Vatican Radio)

4th Annual Cicero Public Speaking Tournament: Politics and Truth

2011 Summer Institute in International Communications Events

Freedom of Expression

Forum 1:
"Media Representations of the Intimate Sphere: Censorship, Freedom and Equality"
Kevin Johnson (CSU Long Beach), Jennifer Asenas (California State University, Long Beach), Gabriele Cosentino (John Cabot University), Pamela Harris (John Cabot University)

Forum 2:
Book Presentation: "A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court"
Craig Smith (California State University, Long Beach), Director of the Center for First Amendment Studies, John Cabot University Press (forthcoming)

Forum 3:
Freedom of Expression, Democracy, and Religion
Craig Smith (California State University, Long Beach), Alberto Vespaziani (Università del Molise), Pamela Harris (John Cabot University), Tom Bailey (John Cabot University), Kevin Johnson (California State University, Long Beach)

3rd Annual Cicero Public Speaking Tournament

2010 Summer Institute in International Communications Events

Politics and the Media

Forum 1:
"Reporting on the Papacy"
David Willey (Senior BBC Correspondent in Rome)

Forum 2:
"Media and Elections in Italy and the United States"
Gianpietro Mazzoleni (University of Milan), Richard Lee (Director of Communications for the Hall Institute of Public Policy)

2nd Annual Cicero Public Speaking Tournament

2009 Summer Institute in International Communications Events

Forum 1:
"When not speaking is Communication: A Case Study of Two U.N. Organizations"
Judith Crews (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Forum 2:
"Political Communication in Italy: from 'serious politics' to 'pop politics'"
Gianpietro Mazzoleni (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Forum 3:
"The Power of Opera: Carve it in your head in adamantine letters: Opera must draw tears, must horrify, must kill through singing" (Vincenzo Bellini)
Aaron Carpene (John Cabot University)

Public Lecture:
"War Journalism"
Oliviero Bergamini (Television Journalist for Rai Tg3)

1st Annual Cicero Public Speaking Tournament