SAGE, one of the world’s leading social science publishers, and Goldsmiths’ Centre for the study of Global Media and Democracy bring together international and national experts to reflect on these questions.
Renowned and controversial US political theorist Jodi Dean (author of Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies Duke UP 2009 and Blog Theory Polity 2010) will give a keynote lecture on the prospects for ‘Democratising Democracy’.
Other speakers include David Babbs (executive director of the online campaigning group, 38degrees), Jayson Harsin (American University of Paris), Dan Hind (author of The Return of the Public) Thomas Meyer (author of Media Democracy and editor in chief of Neue Gesellschaft / Frankfurter Hefte), Nick Couldry, Aeron Davis and Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, University of London).
The event is part of a series of celebrations for SAGE’s 45th anniversary year, championing the value and relevance of social science research.
This is a free event
To register, please write by Friday 19 November 2010 to Catherine Layton, SAGE, email@example.com.
For general enquiries please contact Sebastian Kubitschko, Goldsmiths, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full programme follows:
1030-1100 Registration, tea/coffee
Nick Couldry, Director, Goldsmiths Global Media and Democracy Centre Stephen Barr, Managing Editor, SAGE
1100-1230 Session One: Media as Democracy
Jayson Harsin, American University of Paris
Aeron Davis, Goldsmiths, University of London
Thomas Meyer, formerly Professor of Political Science Dortmund University and editor-in-chief, Frankfurter Hefte/Neue Gesellschaft
Chair: Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths
1230-1400 Lunch break – PLEASE NOTE LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED.
Tea/coffee available at BA.
1400-1530 Session Two: Media for Democracy
Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths, University of London
David Babbs, executive director of 38 Degrees
Dan Hind, author of The Return of the Public
Chair: Des Freedman, Goldsmiths
1600-1800 Session Three: Democratizing Democracy Keynote speech and discussion
Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA and Erasmus University Rotterdam,
Respondents: to be announced.
Chair: James Curran, Goldsmiths