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Milton Wolf Seminar Reception

The annual Milton Wolf Seminar – a two-day conference for media practitioners, diplomats, academics, and students to share their perspectives, formulate new ideas, and identify areas where further research is needed – took place from April 4-6, 2016 in Vienna. This year’s seminar focused on “The Paris Effect: Journalism, Diplomacy, and Information Controls.” The Milton Wolf Seminar is ...
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Kelly Gibson analyzes the U.S. Election Campaigns

Kelly Gibson , communication expert at Hamburger Gibson Creative, has lots of experience with the use of the media in campaigns throughout the U.S. In her presentation she showed video ads from the presidential candidates as well as ads produced by independent-expenditure only committees (Super PACs) . Ms. Gibson talked about the financing situation of each candidate, how much money they have ...
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“Transgressive TV” Book Presentation

In October 2014 the U.S. Embassy Vienna, in cooperation with the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, hosted an international conference on “Transgressive Television: Politics and Crime in 21st-Century American TV Series” with the goal to diagnose the specific transgressions in these series and the significance they have for our ...
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Walter Russell Mead looks at Super Tuesday and Beyond

U.S. scholar Walter Russell Mead shared his views on American politics in the light of the upcoming presidential election. The Austrian journalist Anneliese Rohrer followed up with questions on the candidates and the election process. “Who will be the likely front-runners, and who will they choose as running mates?” were among the many questions raised ...
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