Journalism Events for 2012

Look out for emails for Q&A, Meet & Greet and lunch/dinner opportunities for the events.

• Author/print/TV journalist Peter Bergen, will present “10 Years Later: How 9/11 Changed America’s Place in the World,” Monday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium, as guest of Lecture Series. Bergen most recently wrote “The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda.” Ticket distribution will begin Sept. 7.

• Miami University President David Hodge will present his annual address Thursday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m., at Hall Auditorium.

• Sports columnist Dave Zirin will present “Politics and Sports” Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Shideler Hall 115, as guest of the Center for American and World Cultures. Zirin most recently wrote “Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love.”

• Former Ukrainian journalist Svitlana Pyrkalo, will speak Friday, Oct. 21, 12:20 p.m. to 2 p.m., place TBA, as guest of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. Pyrkalo became senior press office coordinator for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development earlier this year after 10 years as a staffer with the BBC Ukrainian Service in London. She has also been an editor at one of Ukraine’s leading TV channels. Pyrkalo has written two novels, translated fiction from English into Ukrainian, blogged, and compiled the first-ever dictionary of Ukrainian youth slang.

• CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent and veteran sports journalist Armen Keteyian will present “Ethics Between The Lines: Is integrity Gone from Sports?” Monday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium, as guest of Lecture Series. Ticket distribution will begin Oct. 19.

• 30 Years of Journalism (working title), Nov. 10 (tentative), time and place TBA, panel featuring MU ’81 alums who created the MU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

• Networks and Power, Nov. 17-18, MacMillan Hall Great Room, times TBA. This Humanities Center event will feature panel discussions, keynote presentations, and interventions by Altman Fellows and Altman Scholars alongside invited guests. Together these will interrogate interrelationships between networked environments, both old and new, and varied forms of power. The symposium will raise questions about how established forms of powers are becoming and being contested and reconfigured by democratized uses of networks, as well as the exploitative dimensions of networks as they are used for surveillance, security, control, and regulation. Invited guests include Wendy Chun, Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and author of “Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics;” and Lisa Parks, Professor of Film & Media Studies at UC-Santa Barbara and author of “Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual.”

• CNN anchor and chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta will present “Medicine in Times of War and Disaster,” Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium, as guest of Lecture Series. Ticket distribution will begin Jan. 25.

• Journalism scholar and University of Illinois professor Robert W. McChesney, Feb. 16-17. McChesney will be the featured guest for the CAWC’s Robert E. Strippel Memorial Continuing Dialogue on Social Justice and Human Rights program. In addition to highly regarded examinations of media and politics, McChesney is the host of the weekly radio program Media Matters and cofounder of Free Press, a media reform organization.

• Outgoing New York Times editor Bill Keller, spring date TBA. (Very tentative JRN guest. Turned down in July, with invitation to try again late in the year.)

• WTTW (Chicago) public television and MU grad Geoffrey Baer, date TBA, as guest of Honors Program.


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