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2006 Seminar Schedule

The Center for the Study of
International Communications
International Media Seminar

May 23 to May 31, 2006
The American University of Paris (AUP) 147 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, Room G 44 (behind the Eglise St. Jean)



Hotel Malar 29, rue Malar 75007 Paris - tel: - fax:

MSSU Faculty and Staff not with the Seminar are staying, while in Paris, at: Hotel La Serre 24 bis, rue Cler, 75007 Paris - tel: - fax:

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 23

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Opening Reception. *"What's Really Behind the War Between France and the U.S.," Walter Wells, author of Dangerous De-Liaisons and former Executive Editor of the International Herald Tribune. Ccocktail at the home of Catherine Grava, 172 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris.

Wednesday, May 24

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. “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.

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.

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch provided at AUP

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  “ New International Media Opportunities.” Eileen Bastianelli, founding President of Milestone Media.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.  “Informed, Irreverent and Unblinking,” Pat Thompson, Managing Producer, the Paris Bureau Productions, and Jim Bittermann, Senior Correspondent, CNN International.

Thursday, May 25
(Hotel Malar, 29 rue Malar)

11:00 - 12:30 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.    

Afternoon free. Mrs. Kilby will lead the group to the Seine to ride the Batoux Mouches.

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Optional)  Dinner with the Da Vinci Code and Napoleon’s jewels. Meet in hotel lobby at 3; we will take the Metro to the Louvre Museum for a self-guided tour and eat at the International Buffet there. The Louvre is open late on Thursdays and entrance fees are less in the afternoons.

Friday, May 26
(AUP 147 rue de Grennelle)

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

Lunch provided at AUP 1:30 p.m.  

2:30 p.m. *Departure for International Herald Tribune, “How the World’s First Global Newspaper Serves a Globalizing World.” With a talk by Katherine Knorr, Assistant Managing Editor, International Herald Tribune, 6 rue des Graviers, 92200 Neuilly.

6:00 p.m. meet in hotel lobby; we will walk to the RER together and go to the 16th Arrondissement for: Buffet dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner, 3, rue Lalo, 75116 Paris. “Global Media, Africa and beyond.” Lee Huebner, Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; former Publisher, International Herald Tribune and The Nation Newspaper in Nairobi. Reporting, Diana Kasyoka and Asenath Okoth. Jeff Schaeffer of AP and Vivian Walt of Time, both war correspondents, will be present.

Saturday, May 27

8:00 a.m.  Bus tour of Giverny and Honfleur. The day will end at the Gates of Versailles for those who want to tour the castle and watch the evening fountain show.

The evening is free -- we should return to the hotel by 8 p.m. for those going to Versailles; some need to return earlier and will stay on the bus. Those going to Versailles will take the train and Mrs. Kilby will pay the fare.

Sunday, May 28

10:00 a.m. Optional  Church Services at Notre Dame, the Bird Market -- this is truly a highlight for most students, so try not to miss this. We won’t be sitting in church - we will tour the cathedral. Afternoon  The afternoon is free for museums and sights. Some ideas: the Museé Dorsay, Napoleon’s Tomb, the Rodin Museum.

Monday, May 29
(AUP 147, rue de Grenelle)

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.

1:30 p.m.  *Visit to France Television Studio for a tour and presentation in English. Enter at 13, boulevard Marcel Valin 75015 Paris.

3:00 p.m.  *Visit UNESCO. UNESCO Visitors’ Service, (Mrs Tucker-Venter) 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75352 PARIS 07 SP

Tuesday, May 30
(AUP 147, rue de Grenelle)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  “The Wall Street Journal Europe’s Solutions for European Firms’ Corporate Development & Strategic Planning.”Kay Rolland, Business Development Manager, The Wall Street Journal Europe.

11:30 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.

Optional - Mrs. Kilby will take you to Pére Lachaise Cemetery, where Jim Morrison, the 70’s-era rocker, is buried. Other people buried here include Oscaar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, and Tristan and Isolde.

Wednesday, May 31

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  “Media Freedom in France.” Waddick Doyle, Professor and Chairman, Department of International Communications, AUP.    

Lunch on your own.

4:30 p.m.  We leave for Montmartre, where we will tour the area until dinner at a famous cabaret, the Auberge de Bonne Franquette. Montmartre is where you can have an artist draw your likeness on a canvass for a small price.

Thursday, June 1    

Free day.

Friday, June 2

6:30 a.m.  Leave for airport.


The following people attended the May 23-31, 2006, International Media Seminar.

Missouri Southern State University
Kaitlyn Allen, Kristy Baugh, Serena Bonilla, Susana Branum, Justin Cummings, Bethany Frerer, Dara Frerer, Kim Golhofer, Scott Hasty, Julie Osborne, Madison Poiry, Malinda Stickel, Samantha Victory, Rebecca Watts, Parker Willis, Brenda Kilby (professor), Dr. J. R. Moorman (professor)