The 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”→
The Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial and Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, is set to open on April 26, 2018. The Museum is meant to be, first and foremost, a memorial to the over 4,000 lynchings that occurred, primarily in the South, in the century following the Civil War. Continue reading “Dirt: Media, Medium & Monument”→
Written 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?”→
Written 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”→
Written 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”→
Written 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.