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Multicultural Fair

Newhouse I Room 101

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11am-1pm – Panel discussion on “Culture and Media: Vernacular, Watchdog or Propaganda?” Newhouse I Room 120 The panel discussion will bring together a diverse group of speakers to explore the role and importance of cultural sensitivity in media representations. Speakers with different backgrounds will present their views on the success and shortcomings of media as a tool of (mis)representation. As posed in the title, our panel discussion will revolve around how the usage of the media is key in determining its nature. Our three confirmed panelists are: Mr Terry Anderson: Currently a visiting professor at the Newhouse School, Mr Anderson is a world renowned reporter and journalist. He joined the Associated Press upon graduating in the early seventies and reported from Asia and Africa before being appointed the chief Mideast correspondent in Lebanon in 1983. Dr Shana Gadarian: Dr Gadarian is an assistant professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School. Gadarian is an expert on American politics, political psychology, political communication, public opinion, experimental methods. Her field of interest relates to that of the use of media for political communication and anxiety campaigns. Dr Gadarian earned her PhD in political Science from Princeton University. Shatha Al Harazi: Shatha is a journalist currently working for the Yemen Times Newspaper- the only English newspaper in Yemen. She focuses on reporting on human and political rights activities in Yemen. She is currently in The Maxwell School for the Leaders for Democracy Fellows Program which is a 3-month program funded by the Department of State for 20-25 young civic leaders from the Middle East and North Africa. Art Exhibit: Cultures & I Our art exhibition will be composed of personal photographs submitted from Maxwell Students reflecting their own culture or a culture they are interested in. The photographs can be ones taken in the student's hometown or any photograph that they have taken during traveling that they think reflects and represents how they perceived a culture. Those photographs respond to the theme of “Culture & I”.The photographs will be displayed along a commons area where everyone can view them. We are offering a $75 prize for the picture that gets the highest amount of votes. 5pm-7pm – Cultural Fair Giffford Auditoruim, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall The fair seeks to provide a forum for multicultural student and community organizations to promote cross-cultural communication, multicultural education, and an appreciation of cultural diversity through performing arts


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