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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008
From: Karina Alexanyan Fitch <kva2001@columbia.edu>
Subject: Harriman Conference

For your calendar:

Russia Online: Mapping the Russian-Language Blogosphere and Participatory Internet

An All Day Conference, presented by The Harriman Institute With the additional support of the Columbia School of Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Chief Conference Organizer: Karina Alexanyan, PhD Candidate, Communications, Columbia

This conference is open to the public. Please RSVP to kva2001@columbia and cc: bjp2108@columbia.edu to reserve seating

Friday, October 17, 2008
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
The World Room, Columbia University School of Journalism 116th and Broadway, New York City

Conference Description: This conference aims to internationalize contemporary media studies by exploring the changing transnational relationships among Russian-language internet users, bloggers, and their political, cultural, and commercial realities. How do these relationships transcend or reinforce national, linguistic, or cultural borders? What promises, potentials, and problems do emerging communication technologies offer--and how can they help enrich understanding of Russia in a global context? And what other questions are pressing? The conference provides a unique forum for both academics and practitioners, bringing together leading and rising scholars, journalists, policy activists and other specialists from Russia, the US and Europe.