Global and Comparative Communication Videos

Uploaded on 12 Apr 2021

Created with the Fellows of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, this video introduces their 2021 symposium, "No Going Back: Global Communication and Post-Pandemic Politics."

About the Symposium

On suddenly sparse streets, artists confront the grim reality of the moment. With a nod to the anti-globalization movement or the music notes seemingly playing off the guest that has overstayed its welcome, both messages diagnose the ailment and gesture toward a hope for and belief in change. In a moment shaped by closures — of borders, stores, schools, offices, jobs, and, for many, a dream of “going back to normal” — what openings are made possible?

The second biennial early career conference by the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania asks: What are post-pandemic politics? We understand post-pandemic, not as a myopic focus on COVID-19, but rather as an optic illuminating both persistent and emergent conditions of inequity and precarity. We also use post-pandemic as an opportunity to imagine new forms of politics, community, solidarity, and action.

Early career scholars, activists, artists, and journalists will reflect on the crucial role of communication in this moment of rupture and offer the following questions as a provocation for participants: What can the critical study of global communication — in all its expansiveness and imaginative force — offer us in a moment when uncertainty, insecurity, and risk have saturated hegemonic imaginations of the global? How might these times, which have both exacerbated and highlighted marginalization and oppression across global Norths and Souths and along lines of race, class, gender, and other axes of identity, move us towards justice and anti-oppression? What other ways of coming together, collective action, and organizing have been brought to the forefront of dominant imaginations, and what ways of being and living remain possible outside their ambit?

Uploaded on 08 Nov 2019

At a recent workshop, scholars from around the globe assembled to discuss notions of digital sovereignty at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC), part of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication.

Uploaded on 11 Oct 2019

Anikó Imre, Professor of Cinematic Arts in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies and a member of the faculty advisory board in the Interdivisional Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) Division at the University of Southern California (USC), delivered the 2019 CARGC Distinguished Lecture, entitled, "Secrets Without Agents: From Big Brother to Big Data."

Uploaded on 09 May 2019

In this installment of CARGC Books, Sharmila Sen (Harvard University Press) discusses Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America, following her April 4, 2019 CARGC Book Talk.