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2007 Seminar Schedule

The Center for the Study of
International Communications
International Media Seminar

March 11 to March 16, 2007
The American University of Paris (AUP) 31 avenue Bosquet and 6 rue du Colonel Combes

The International Media Seminar will be chaired by Professor Lee W. Huebner, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University.


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

Hotel La Serre-24bis, rue Cler 75007 Paris. Tel: 01 47 05 52 33 - fax 01 40 62 95 66

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.


Sunday, March 11

4:30 p.m. Optional Event. Boat cruise on the Seine — an ideal introduction to Paris. Meeting at the Hotel Malar at 4:00 for those who want to travel together.

7:00 p.m.  Welcoming Event: Buffet dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner, 3, rue Lalo, 75116 Paris. Vivian Walt of Time Magazine, an experienced Iraq war correspondent, will share her experiences in Iraq and other war zones.

Monday, March 12
AUP: The Grand Salon 31, av Bosquet (top floor)

10:00 a.m. Meet at the Hotel Malar for orientation and Introductions.

10:30 - 11:30 a.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.

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.  The Wall Street Journal Europe and the European Business Scene. Kay Rolland, Business Development Manager, The Wall Street Journal Europe.    

Lunch at AUP

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  "Global Media: Developing World Perspectives," with five AUP international journalism students, moderated by Vesna Nikodinoska of Macedonia.  

The rest of Monday afternoon will be open time for touring in Paris.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush. Former 60 Minutes producer Barry Lando will discuss his new book, which details, among other things, the role of foreign leaders and businessmen in the crimes of Saddam Hussein. At AU's Grand Salon..

Tuesday, March 13
AUP: Combes Building - 6, rue du Colonel Combes

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Room 14 — "Three Continents, Two Careers, One Couple, Two Kids, No Dogs." Ann and Don Morrison, Contributors, Time Magazine and formerly co-editors of Time Magazine Europe. Ann Morrison: former Editor of Asiaweek Magazine in Hong Kong, Executive Editor of Fortune Magazine in New York. Don Morrison: former Executive Editor of Time Magazine Asia, Assistant Managing Editor of Time Magazine in New York.  

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.  Room 14 — "Diplomacy and the European Media." Press briefing by Lynne Platt, Chief Press and Information Officer at the US Embassy in Paris. The rest of Tuesday will be open time.

Wednesday, March 14
Grenelle Building 147 rue de Grenelle (behind the church)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Room G44 — "Confessions of a Lifelong International Marketer." Peter Barnet, Associate Professor, American University of Paris, former Executive VP for International Advertising at Young and Rubicam and other global ad agencies.

11:00 - 12:00 noon  "Cross-Border Journalism in a Global Age." Alan Riding, The New York Times, Chief European Cultural Correspondent.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. "The Growth of Business and Financial News in Europe: Bloomberg and the International Herald Tribune." Ann Swardson, Director of the IHT project at the Bloomberg News Service. Former Paris Bureau Chief, The Washington Post.    

Lunch at AUP

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. "Informed, Irreverent and Unblinking," Pat Thompson, Managing Producer, the Paris Bureau Productions, and Jim Bittermann, Senior Correspondent, CNN International.

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.  "New Media — New Opportunities." Eileen Bastianelli, founding president of Milestone Media.    

Open time    

Grenelle Building 6, rue du Colonel Combes

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Room 12 — Darkness Over Paradise. A film about the terror in Sierra Leone. Presented by the Association of Sierra Leonean Journalists in Exile and Information and Cultural Exchange Inc. Edmondson Sonny Cole, Edison Yongai and Abdul Jalloh are journalists from Sierra Leone now residing in exile in Australia. Darkness Over Paradise is their story. Their testimony, and that of Ms Saibatu Kamara, humanitarian worker, provide a vivid narrative of the lives of ordinary people and media workers caught up in a brutal civil war. Photojournalist Cole's original footage bears witness to the horrors of war and provides a rare insight into the refugee experience.

Thursday, March 15
Combes Building 12:15

1:30 p.m.  Room 13 — "The Media Culture in France." Waddick Doyle, Professor and Chairman, Department of International Communications, AUP.

1:30 p.m. A choice of newspaper visits. Departure for International Herald Tribune, "How the World's First Global Newspaper Serves a Globalizing World." With a talk by Ann Bagamery, Assistant Editor, International Herald Tribune, 6 rue des Graviers, 92200 Neuilly. Metro Ligne 1 Pont de Neuilly Or Visit to Liberation, a leading French newspaper. "A Close Up Look at a Leading French Daily." 11, rue Beranger 75003 Paris Metro Republique or Temple.    

The rest of the day will be open time.

Friday, March 16

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.  UNESCO World Headquarters visit and tour UNESCO Visitors Service, (Mrs Tucker-Venter) 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75007 PARIS

3:00 p.m.  Location: 58 rue de Tournelles, "Searching Images: Six Decades of Front-line Photojournalism." At the home of John Morris, former head of Magnum and other photo agencies, former Photo Editor for Life Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other publications.

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Closing reception. At the home of Center Board member Catherine Grava. Featured speaker will be Madeleine Czigler, culture television correspondent in Paris for the Canadian Broadcating Company,172 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

8:30 p.m.  OPTIONAL EVENT. Cabaret dinner in Montmartre.

Saturday, March 17    

OPTIONAL EVENT. Private bus trip and guided tour. Chateau de Versailles.