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Zoe Williams

The Polis Media Dialogues: Media and Identity
5 - 6.30 pm East Building, Houghton Street, London School of Economics 13 Oct, 2009
This year’s Polis Media Dialogues presents ... read more

Christian Lander

Stuff White People Like - How to find social success with the urban-dwelling middle classes
6.30 - 8pm Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 22 Oct, 2009
When Christian Lander started a blog as a joke he... read more

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Jeremy Hunt MP on the future of Digital Britain
6 - 8.30pm LSE, exact location TBC 17 Nov, 2009
Jeremy Hunt , Shadow Culture Secretary, will be ... read more

Lindsay Hilsum

Reporting the Rwandan Genocide
5-6.30 New Theatre, East Building, Houghton Street, London School of Economics 01 Dec, 2009
In partnership with the LSE Arts Programme and&... read more


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George Alagiah in Conversation: The Polis Media Dialogues

George Alagiah, BBC Date: 29 Dec, 2009

This year’s Polis Media Dialogues presents a series of weekly lectures delivered by leading figures from the media industry and policy sector around the topical themes of media and identity from their specific professional and expert viewpoints.

Tuesday 13th October: Arab Media Panel
Speakers: Fatima El-Issawi, Researcher at Dept of Media and Communications, LSE and freelance journalist; Mohammed Chbaro, Director, London Office, Al Arabiya; Nasser Badry, UK News Editor, Al Jazeera; Ayad Abou Shakra, Editorialist, Asharq al Aswat newspaper. Chaired by Myria Georgiou.

Friday 23rd October: Identity and News - in Conversation with George Alagiah
Speakers: George Alagiah, BBC Presenter Six O'clock News & World News Today on BBC World News. Chaired by Charlie Beckett.

* Please note this lecture will start at 6 for a 6.30 start on Friday 23rd in the Old Theatre, Old Building

Tuesday 27th October: Cosmopolitan Mediascapes: London, Media and Cultural Diversity
Speakers: Sunny Hundal, Asians in the Media, Liberal Conspiracy, Pickled Politics; Jennifer Ogole, CEO of Bang Radio; Henry Bonsu, Colourful Radio; and Munira Mirza, the Mayor of London's Director of Arts and Culture Policy. Chaired by Myria Georgiou.

Tuesday 3rd November: Identity and Search - in Conversation with James Harkin
Speakers: James Harkin, Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Chaired by Charlie Beckett.

Tuesday 10th November: ‘Saving Darfur: Everyone’s Favourite African War’ - in Conversation with Rob Crilly
Speakers: Robert Crilly, author and correspondant, The Times. Chaired by Myria Georgiou.

Tuesday 17th November: World Service Trust – Identity and Journalism Research
Speakers: Gerry Power, Director of Research & Knowledge Management, Research & Learning Group, BBC World Service Trust. Chaired by Myria Georgiou.

Tuesday 24th November: Women and the Media - in Conversation with Zoe Williams
Speakers: Zoe Williams, columnist and feature writer, The Guardian. Chaired by Myria Georgiou.

Tuesday 1st December: Rwanda and the Media - Survivors and Reporters
Speakers: Patrick Iregura and Serge Rwigamba, survivors of the Rwandan genocide; and Lindsey Hilsum, World Editor, Channel 4 News. Chaired by Charlie Beckett.

These events are free. You must RSVP if you wish to attend. Lectures will be held at the New Theatre, East Building, Houghton Street, London School of Economics. For directions please click here. 

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