Media Brown Bag: Wed, November 30th 2016 at 2 pm (IFI 102) Rania Khalek - Journalist. Rania Khalek is an independent journalist and co-host of the weekly podcast Unauthorized Disclosure. Her work has appeared at Al Jazeera, The Nation, Salon, FAIR, Vice, The Intercept, The Electronic Intifada and more.
Media Brown Bag: Wed, March 9th 2016 at 2 pm (IFI Multipurpose room 1st Floor) Boz is a London-based director and producer known for innovative approaches to storytelling across various media including audio drama and live events. His unique brand of investigative and sound-led radio drama can be heard on the BBC and elsewhere.
Mohamad Najem is advocacy and policy director at Social Media Exchange (SMEX). He’s currently focused on bringing together knowledgeable and progressive voices to push for sound Internet rights in the Arab region
“The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World” by Dr. Marwan M. Kraidy (January 11, 2016). Investigating what drives people to risk everything to express themselves in rebellious art, The Naked Blogger of Cairo (forthcoming from Harvard University Press in May 2016) uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings. While commentators have stressed the role of social media, Kraidy argues that the essential medium of political expression was not cell phone texts or Twitter but something more fundamental: the human body. Brutal governments that coerced citizens through torture and rape found themselves confronted with the bodies of protestors, burning with ...defiance and boldly violating taboos. Activists challenged authority in brazen acts of self-immolation, nude activism, and hunger strikes. The bodies of dictators became a focus of ridicule.
Media Brown Bag: Wed, November 16, 2015 at 2 pm (IFI Auditoriium) From the trenches of Jabal Mohsen and Bab El Tebene to center stage...and now to the big screen. Love and War on the Rooftop: The Documentary, Directed by Samer Ghorayeb. A conflict resolution project by MARCH.
Media Brown Bag: Wed, October 21, 2015 at 2 pm (IFI Multipurpose Lab 1st floor) Mr Nabil Sargi is an "adman" with 12 years of experience in brand servicing and strategic planning at BBDO and Leo Burnett, before joining Drive-Dentsu.Throughout his career, he was assigned to a number of local, regional and global brands including - but not limited to - Gauloises and Gitanes from the Altadis portfolio, Emirates Airline, Audi Cars, La Libanaise des Jeux (Lebanese Lottery), LibanLait, Always, Gillette, Braun and P&G’s Haircare/ Beauty business in Central/Eastern Europe, Middle-East and Africa, which he operated at the capacity of Regional Communication Director.
The Kamel Mrowa Award in Media Studies: Wed, May 27 2015 at 5:30 pm (Charles Hostler Auditorium) The event will feature a screening of the documentary " تلفزيون وائع " (Fallen Television) directed by this year’s Mrowa Award winner Maya Majzoub, the film critiques the history and present of Lebanese TV news and tackles the complex array of geopolitical, sectarian, economic and cultural factors that influence TV news production in Lebanon. The award will annually honor an MA in Media Studies graduate with outstanding academic performance and who produces a project or thesis about the past, present or future of Arab journalism.
Hollywood Legend - Roger Allers in Conversation at AUB: Mon, April 27 2015 at 12:30 pm (Charles Hostler Auditorium)Allers began his animation career in the 1970s working at Lisberger Studios.That was followed by feature work for Nelvana in Canada and for Tokyo Movie Shinsha in Japan. In 1986, Allers would fulfill his childhood dream of working at Disney. His credits as a story artist there include “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty & the Beast”, and “Aladdin”, among others. His first film as a director was "The Lion King”.He also co-wrote the Broadway stage adaptation.
Media Brown Bag (Sept 26, 2013) Dr. Mohammed Jawad, a medical doctor and research fellow at Imperial College School of Public Health, London, is known for pioneering waterpipe smoking research in the UK. He has an interest in the new field of health communication, especially social media use for health promotion, and will be outlining its growing importance in healthcare organizations.