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2005 Seminar Schedule

The Center for the Study of
International Communications
Invites you to participate in an
International Media Seminar

March 17-25, 2005
American University of Paris (AUP) 6, rue du Colonel Combes and 31, avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris



HOTEL MALAR 29, rue Malar 75007 Paris Tel: (33 I) OI. Fax: (33 I) OI.  

HOTEL LA SERRE 24, bis, rue Cler 75007 Paris Tel: (33 I) OI. Fax: (33 I) OI.

All programs are at the American University of Paris (AUP), except where marked by *. You must have identification to be admitted to all venues, including AUP, so carry your passport with you.


Tuesday, May 17

6:30 p.m.  *Welcome reception and overview of the program at the home of Nancy and Richard Asthalter, 6, rue de Solférino, 75007 Paris. She is a member of the Center Board and Professor of American History at the University of Paris, and he is one of the leading American lawyers in Paris. The speaker will be Richard Reeves, a noted US political columnist and author of several books on the US Presidency (Kennedy, Nixon, Ford and Reagan.) We will walk together from the hotel at 6:00PM.

Wednesday, May 18
(AUP 6, rue du Colonel Combes)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. “World Radio Paris.” Marc Porter, Director, website: in Partnership with BBC, NPR and working with AUP.

11:00 - 12:00 noon  “Three Continents, Two Careers, One Couple, Two Kids, No Dogs.” Ann Morrison, Contributor, Time Magazine, Formerly co-editor of Time Magazine Europe; Editor, Asiaweek Magazine Hong Kong, Executive Editor, Fortune Magazine, New York.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch at AUP

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  “Globalization and the Media.” Lee Huebner, Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; former Publisher, International Herald Tribune.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  “Food as a Metaphor for French Culture.” Harriet Welty Rochefort, Journalist and author of French Toast and French Fried, both very popular books about cultural differences.

Thursday, May 19

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Two leading investigative journalists – one from print and one from television – talk about their work:
”Journalism as Apprenticeship.” Tom Sancton former Time Senior Editor and Paris Bureau Chief and author of the leading book about the controversies surrounding the death of Princess Diana.
“Blogs, Broadband and The Brave New World”, modern technology from new cheap digital cameras to blogs means that anyone these days can play journalist. What’s the impact going to be? Does anyone know? Barry Lando is the former European producer of the CBS television news program 60 Minutes, recent producer of a film documentary entitled, “The Trial of Saddam Hussein” shown on Canal Plus in Europe and also in the US.

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.  “Diplomacy and the European Media.” Press briefing by Lynne Platt, Chief Press and Information Officer at the US Embassy in Paris.    

Rest of day/evening free for independent activities except dinner.

7:00 p.m.  Buffet dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner, 3, rue Lalo, 75116 Paris. Métro Lignes 1 or 2. The speaker will be Jeffrey Schaeffer, Senior Producer of the Paris bureau of Associated Press Television News. Mr. Schaeffer will talk about “The Role of a Global TV News Agency, How it Works, and its Vital Role in a War Zone like Iraq.”

Friday, May 20
(AUP 6, rue du Colonel Combes)

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  ”Confessions of a Lifelong International Marketer. ” Peter Barnet, Adjunct Associate Professor, The American University of Paris, Former Executive Vice President for International Advertising at Young and Rubicam and other global advertising agencies.

Monday, May 23
(AUP 31, avenue Bosquet - Grand Salon)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  “Reporting from the Frontlines: Iraq and Elsewhere” Vivienne Walt, international correspondent, Time Magazine and other publications.

11:00 - 12:00 noon  “First, Foremost and Unrivaled” Cathy Nolan People Magazine correspondent in Paris and other publications.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Nicola Keegan, long time Paris resident, novelist, and journalist for Fodor’s Travel Guide, Editor. “Making It As A Travel Writer Overseas.”

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Lunch at AUP

2:00 p.m.   *Departure for International Herald Tribune, “How the World’s First Global Newspaper Serves a Globalizing World.” International Herald Tribune, 6 rue des Graviers, 92200 Neuilly.

Tuesday, May 24
(AUP 31, avenue Bosquet - Grand Salon)

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Angela Doland, Correspondent for the Associated Press, Paris Bureau.

10:00 - a.m.  Program pending  

Wednesday, May 25
(AUP 6, rue du Colonel Combes)

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  *Libération, a leading French newspaper. Former foreign correspondent and current international columnist and editor, François Sergent will help you get ”A Close Up Look at a Leading French Daily.” Carole Anne will meet you at AUP Combes.


The following people attended the May 17-25, 2005, International Media Seminar.

Missouri Southern State University
Theresa Bright, Kady Chandler, Julie English, Joshua Freeman, Lisa Hawks, Lemuel Johnston, Mark Peron, Sheila Saba, Savanah Sivadon, David Slatton, Jennifer Turnbull, Whitney Warren, Melissa Widner, Bobbie Wolfe, Dr. Chad Stebbins (professor), Brenda Kilby (professor), Dr. J. R. Moorman (professor)

South Dakota State University
Renee Halgerson, Heather Mangan, Jesse Battson, Mary Arnold (professor)

University of Northern Colorado
Courtney LaForest, Erin Hooper, Laura Fries,  Dr. Lee Anne Peck (professor)

Emporia State University
Meg Smith (professor)