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Networking across borders: from ancient Greece to today

Imagine a network of people living in different states who acted as intermediaries for other countries, helping to sustain bonds of interest and to reduce conflict. Imagine these were appointed, unlike ambassadors, not by that country but by the people of the other state. Imagine that while this brought some material reward to the intermediary, it was mainly done […]

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Polis Conference 2015 podcasts

Catch-up on any sessions you missed from the Polis Conference 2015 with the podcasts in this post.

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Polis 2015: 6 session videos from the Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Click on the ‘Playlist’ button for a choice of video.

Session List

2015: A Post-TV Election?
Keynote: Adam Boulton
Chair: Charlie Beckett

The Media Battleground: talking tactics to spin to victory
Speakers: Jo Coburn (chair), Miranda Green, Mary Riddell, Tim Montgomerie, Adam Ramsay, Matt Goodwin

Significance: what’s the big story of this election?
Speakers: Anne McElvoy (chair), Isabel Hardman, Mary Ann Sieghart, Rafael Behr, Pat Kane

Election 2015: […]

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Polis 2015 video: The Media Battleground

Jo Coburn chairs a panel discussion, entitled ‘The Media Battleground: Talking tactics to spin a victory’, featuring speakers Miranda Green, Mary Riddell, Tim Montgomerie, Adam Ramsay, and Mathew Goodwin at the Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March 2015.

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    Online media in Africa: a new powerful public sphere to counter stereotypes

Online media in Africa: a new powerful public sphere to counter stereotypes

LSE MSc student Anaelle Azoulay shares her reflections on Sean Jacobs’s Public Lecture ‘Shifting African Digital Landscapes’ on 17th March 2015 (chaired by Dr Wendy Willems).

Remember Kony 2012? A short film launched by Invisible Children that went viral by trying to expose Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony and get him arrested. While the intention was laudable, the campaign came […]

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