Seminar Blog

Finding Solutions to the Issue of False Information Multiplied by Social Media – Anna Young

The 2016 U.S. presidential election, the 2016 Brexit referendum, and the 2017 presidential election in France are just a few events that brought our attention to the issue of false information spread online. Fake news is not a new phenomenon. It is an “old one multiplied by social media,” as one of the participants of … Continue reading Finding Solutions to the Issue of False Information Multiplied by Social Media – Anna Young

A “Right to Lie”? The Many Facets of Free Speech and Fake News – Brian Hughes

The 2019 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy included a great deal of discussion about shifting norms and laws surrounding freedom of speech. One panel in particular, “Beyond the Demands of Skirmishing: Legal Norms and International Challenges,” distilled the problem down to a single question: Is there a right to lie? In an age of … Continue reading A “Right to Lie”? The Many Facets of Free Speech and Fake News – Brian Hughes

The Challenges and Opportunities of Physicians Engaging Mass Media – Christopher Magoon, MD

The first patient to die while under my care passed away on a cold November morning in Philadelphia. He was twenty-five and had liver failure from severe alcohol use disorder. By the end, his skin was such a deep yellow that it had a greenish tint. During the last night of his life, we used … Continue reading The Challenges and Opportunities of Physicians Engaging Mass Media – Christopher Magoon, MD

A Tale as Old as Time: Keep Calm and Carry On – Phillip C. Arceneaux

Phillip C. Arceneaux is one of the fifteen 2019 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of law, doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2019 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight the critical themes and on-going debates raised during the 2018 Seminar discussions. The world has watched for years as the British … Continue reading A Tale as Old as Time: Keep Calm and Carry On – Phillip C. Arceneaux

Social Networks: A Counter-Public Sphere or a Source of Fake News -Zahraa Badr

Zahraa Badr is one of the fifteen 2019 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of law, doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2019 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight the critical themes and on-going debates raised during the 2018 Seminar discussions. A hot summer day in June 2010 sparked what would … Continue reading Social Networks: A Counter-Public Sphere or a Source of Fake News -Zahraa Badr

Forget “Too Big to Fail.” Facebook is Too Big to Succeed – Nathalie Maréchal

Nathalie Maréchal is one of the ten 2018 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of law, doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2018 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight the critical themes and on-going debates raised during the 2018 Seminar discussions. The theme of this year’s Milton Wolf Seminar, “Public Diplomacy in … Continue reading Forget “Too Big to Fail.” Facebook is Too Big to Succeed – Nathalie Maréchal

Kim Jong Un’s Talent for Public Diplomacy and its Threat to the World -Oliver Gruenbacher

Oliver Gruenbacher is one of the ten 2018 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of law, doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2018 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight the critical themes and on-going debates raised during the 2018 Seminar discussions. I had the rewarding opportunity to attend this year's Milton Wolf … Continue reading Kim Jong Un’s Talent for Public Diplomacy and its Threat to the World -Oliver Gruenbacher

Why Should Academics Study the Arab Region More Often – Mona Elswah

About the Author Mona is currently a Doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford, where she studies how social media could be used to manipulate the public during political transitions. Mona is also a Research Assistant at the Computational Propaganda project at the OII where she studies the Middle East. Prior to moving to Oxford, Mona was … Continue reading Why Should Academics Study the Arab Region More Often – Mona Elswah

Design Diplomacy: How Does our Digital Discourse Impact our Physical World? – Clay Gruber

Clay Gruber is one of the ten 2018 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of law, doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2018 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight the critical themes and on-going debates raised during the 2018 Seminar discussions. A year prior to the 2018 Milton Wolf Seminar, The Wall … Continue reading Design Diplomacy: How Does our Digital Discourse Impact our Physical World? – Clay Gruber

Civil Society or Civil Service? Exploring the “Network model” of Public Diplomacy – Lizzie Parker

Lizzie Parker is one of the ten 2018 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of law, doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2018 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight the critical themes and on-going debates raised during the 2018 Seminar discussions. ‘Can public diplomacy survive the Internet?’ the US State … Continue reading Civil Society or Civil Service? Exploring the “Network model” of Public Diplomacy – Lizzie Parker