Estereotipos: ¿una cuestión de derechos humanos?

By Cristina Pérez-Cordón

Si no ha visto este vídeo, se lo recomiendo. En marzo de 2017,  el profesor Robert E. Kelly estaba dando una entrevista para la BBC a través de Skype cuando, de pronto, su hija primero y su hijo después, irrumpieron divertidos en escena. Finalmente, una mujer asiática se los llevó con evidente apuro. Muchas de las personas que vieron este divertido vídeo, dieron por sentado que esta mujer era la niñera, cuando en realidad se trataba de la esposa del presentador. Pero, ¿por qué? ¿Significa esto que, en el fondo, todos tenemos estereotipos y que estos son inevitables? ¿Existen, quizás, estereotipos positivos? ¿Puede un estereotipo positivo ser injusto y, además, dañino? Y lo más importante: ¿pueden ser los estereotipos una cuestión de derechos humanos? Veámoslo.

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ICSB Argentina: Sustainable Development Goals 2030, Small Business and Tango

IMG-2791This week, a team of St. John’s students is participating in the ICSB Academy Pitch Competition in Taiwan. As they compete and learn, we reflect back on how last year’s competition in Argentina affected students’ who went on this special trip. Helene Diyabanza Peterson, who recently graduated from the College of Professional Studies, as Master of Science in International Communication, looks back at her experience in Buenos Aires:

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Graduate Symposium: New Russia and the not so new propaganda

edited-0333The Institute for International Communication invited distinguished Soviet dissident and journalist, Prof. Leonid Goldin to speak at IICM on Monday April 9th. The purpose of the seminar, ostensibly about Russian propaganda, was to contextualize for students the methods and underlying models of power practiced by contemporary Russian media. Continue reading “Graduate Symposium: New Russia and the not so new propaganda”

Sexual Harassment: Why is it so difficult to understand?

DenisseWritten by Denisse Gabriela Dávila Zúñiga, who was a visiting scholar at the IICM, during the fall 2017 semester. Denisse was visiting from Universidad de Sonora, Mexico, and researched “sexual harassment in school” at the IICM under Prof. Ellen Boegel, CPS, St. John’s University. Her research is supported by a grant from Mexican Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT).  Continue reading “Sexual Harassment: Why is it so difficult to understand?”

Media Capture Series Pt. 5: The Oligarchy Crowds Ukraine’s Media Market

mediacapture5In October, the Institute for International Communication hosted Dr. Marko Milosavljevic who discussed his cutting-edge research on media capture . A group of undergraduate students of International Communication reflected on the theme. 

Communism or democracy – which government body do you reckon allows more freedom in media? Continue reading “Media Capture Series Pt. 5: The Oligarchy Crowds Ukraine’s Media Market”

Media Capture Series Pt. 4: Media Climate in the Netherlands

mediacapture4In October, the Institute for International Communication hosted Dr. Marko Milosavljevic who discussed his cutting-edge research on media capture . A group of undergraduate students of International Communication reflected on the theme. 

Nowadays, disruption is prominent wherever you go; in technology, political climates, etc. However, nothing is more disruptive in the world than the media. Continue reading “Media Capture Series Pt. 4: Media Climate in the Netherlands”

Media Capture Series Pt. 3: Freedom of the Press? The Expansion of Media Capture in the Mainstream

mediacapture3In October, the Institute for International Communication hosted Dr. Marko Milosavljevic who discussed his cutting-edge research on media capture . A group of undergraduate students of International Communication reflected on the theme. 

The age of widespread overt propaganda and media dictatorship has dwindled; however, freedom of the press remains vulnerable as media systems fall under the control of  “governments or vested interests networked with politics,” in the words of Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, professor of democracy studies at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Continue reading “Media Capture Series Pt. 3: Freedom of the Press? The Expansion of Media Capture in the Mainstream”

Media Capture Series Pt. 2: Policy to Limit the Power of Media Capture over Independent Journalism

mediacapture2In October, the Institute for International Communication hosted Dr. Marko Milosavljevic who discussed his cutting-edge research on media capture . A group of undergraduate students of International Communication reflected on the theme. 

Preventing media capture, and ensuring that the media can fulfill their societal duties, has been an increasingly difficult issue for the international field of Independent Journalism. Continue reading “Media Capture Series Pt. 2: Policy to Limit the Power of Media Capture over Independent Journalism”

Media Capture Series Pt. 1: The Role of Media Capture in the Digital Age

mediacapture1In October, the Institute for International Communication hosted Dr. Marko Milosavljevic who discussed his cutting-edge research on media capture . A group of undergraduate students of International Communication reflected on the theme. This is a post in the series, by Holly Hutchison. Continue reading “Media Capture Series Pt. 1: The Role of Media Capture in the Digital Age”

Epistemological Conditions of Theorizing Communication – Guest Lecture by Dr. Thomas Bauer, University of Vienna

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On November 8th, 2017, the IICM hosted Em. O. Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Bauer, from the Department of Communication at University of Vienna, Austria, for a guest lecture on “Epistemological Conditions of Theorizing Communication”. After the event, Prof. Bauer summarized his lecture for us: Continue reading “Epistemological Conditions of Theorizing Communication – Guest Lecture by Dr. Thomas Bauer, University of Vienna”

Giving Millennials the Power to Vote for High Quality News

Screen Shot 2017-10-12 at 10.12.22 AMWritten by Tiffany Eason, Graduate Student of the Master’s program in International Communication, St. John’s University.

Viktor Lidholt quit his job at Google-Silicon Valley to do something he was more passionate about — challenging mainstream media and changing the way people receive news. On October 4th 2017, Viktor introduced his news site, Newsvoice, to a class of St. John’s University International Communications Master’s students. Continue reading “Giving Millennials the Power to Vote for High Quality News”

Working the Room in Buenos Aires: A Global Gathering of Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Argentina-1Written by Leah Victorino, Development coordinator at Empowered Solar and alumna of St. John’s Global Development and Social Justice Graduate Program. 

Nine St. John’s University graduate students embarked on a journey to Buenos Aires with three faculty members this June for a real exercise in international business. Dean Katia Passerini, Assistant Dean Kevin James, and Dr. Basilio Monteiro identified an opportunity for us to travel, network, and participate in an introduction to the entrepreneurship field through the International Council for Small Business Academy and World Conference. Continue reading “Working the Room in Buenos Aires: A Global Gathering of Aspiring Entrepreneurs”

Climate Change Refugees: The Disregarded Category of Forced Migrants

map_climatechangeWritten by Bárbara Matias, currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University. 

Global leaders recently joined efforts to combat climate change, culminating in the historic 2015 Paris Agreement which classified climate change as “an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and thus requires the widest possible cooperation by all countries”1. Climate change is indeed a real global concern and, though the social, economic and political implications are heavily debated, it has unquestionably produced a barely-mediatized International Human Right Law problem: Climate Change Refugees.

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