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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Personal Reflections – Empowerment and Implementation: The Voice of the Young Generation

dsc_8060By Chenjiazi Li and Chiang Zhu, Master’s students at St. John’s International Communication program. 

The topic of sustainable development within the frame of global development generates passionate conversations. However, in general, individuals in these conversations have their personalized understanding of sustainable development given their respective life experiences. Continue reading “Personal Reflections – Empowerment and Implementation: The Voice of the Young Generation”

International Communication Student at Global Fusion 2016 Conference on Media and the Global City

 

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Mia is the one on the right in the first row. Photo by: Mia Ross

Mia Ross is a Master’s student at St. John’s International Communication program and especially interested in Humanitarianism, Education, and Art Activism. She attended the annual Global Fusion conference on global media and communication research, this year held at Temple University from October 21-23. Visit her blog and portfolio site. Continue reading “International Communication Student at Global Fusion 2016 Conference on Media and the Global City”