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2010 Seminar Schedule

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

March 21 - March 27, 2010
The American University of Paris (AUP) 31 avenue Bosquet and 6 rue du Colonel Combes



Hôtel Malar – 29, rue Malar, 75007 Paris. Tel : 01 45 51 38 46 fax : 01 45 55 20 19 Hôtel Tulipe - 33, rue Malar, 75007 Paris Tel. : 01 45 51 67 21

Hôtel La Serre - 24bis, rue Cler, 75007 Paris  Tel. +33 1 47 05 52 33 Contact phone numbers: 06 08 98 46 92 (portable): 01 45 00 42 83 (fixed line)


All programs will be held at The American University of Paris (AUP), except where marked by *  You must have photo identification to be admitted to some venues.

The Center for the Study of International Communications is chaired by Lee W. Huebner, Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University.

Sunday, March 21

*3:00 p.m.  OPTIONAL EVENT.  Boat Cruise on the Seine, an ideal introduction to Paris. Meeting at the Hotel Malar at 3:00 p.m. for those who want to walk to the boat dock together. Pick up your boat tickets at the desk of Hotel Malar.  

6:15 p.m.  Meet at Hotel Malar to travel together to the welcoming dinner.

*7:00 p.m.  Reception in a unique Parisian setting, the home of Constance and Dominique Borde, one of Paris’s pace setting French- American couples. 240 bis Blvd. St. Germain, 75007 Paris. Interphone Borde. Métro: rue du Bac.  Connie Borde, whose books include—most recently—the first English  translation since 1953 of The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir , will discuss social and educational life in France and how it is different from the US.

Monday, March 22

AUP: Grand Salon – 31, Avenue Bosquet, 2nd Floor

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. “Globalization and the Media” presentation by Lee Huebner, Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University; formerly Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism at Northwestern University.

11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Talk by investigative reporter Barry Lando, former European producer of the CBS television program 60 minutes; documentary producer of: “The Trial of Saddam Hussein,” seen on Canal Plus--Europe and in the US.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. “New Media--New Horizons.”  Eileen Bastianelli, founder of  Milestone Media, former executive at BBDO Advertising Agency, Paris, now an adviser and producer linking the worlds of advertising and digital content.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. “The Business Side of News and the News about International Business,” Adrian Dearnell. Founder and CEO of Eurobusiness Media. Formerly of Bloomberg News.

*7:00 p.m.  Buffet dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner, 3, rue Lalo, 75116 Paris. Door code A3104, interphone LWH, 7th floor.  Tel 01 45 00 42 83.  Métro Lignes 1 or 2.  With a talk about “Media in the Middle East” by Koosai Kedri, Correspondent for KSA2, Saudi National Television (English) Channel.  AUP journalism scholarship students from developing countries will also be present.

Tuesday,  March 23

AUP: Combes Building – 6, rue Colonel Combes Room C-32

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.   “A Career in Media Management.” Kay Rolland, formerly in management posts with The Wall Street Journal Europe and the International Herald Tribune. Also former Publisher of “Where-Magazine—Paris,” who has now started her own company as an Independent Advertising Representive.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon  “Places at the End of the World:  Writing From the Edge.”  Janine de Giovanni is one of the world’s most experienced journalists in covering war and conflict, from the first Palestinian Intifada in the late 1980s to Bosnia and Chechnya, much of Africa, as well as Israel, Egypt, Iraq, and East Timor. Her books and magazine articles have won major awards.

12:00 noon- 1:00 p.m.   Lunch

1:15 p.m.  Meet in the lobby of the 6 rue Combes building at AUP to leave for the IHT—and subsequent afternoon visits.

*2:00 – 3:45 p.m.  “How the World’s First Global Newspaper Serves a Globalizing World.”  With a talk and a tour led by Anne Bagamery, Senior Editor, International Herald Tribune, 6 rue des Graviers, 92200 Neuilly. Métro Ligne 1 Pont de Neuilly             *4:00 – 5:30 p.m.   Visit to Libération. Fabrice Rousselet, journalist. ”A Close Up Look at a Leading French Daily.” 11, rue Béranger 75003 Paris Métro République or Temple.    

AUP: Combes Building – 6, rue Colonel Combes Room C-31

6:45 –8:00 p.m.  OPTIONAL EVENT—SIGN UP IN ADVANCE.  “The Iranian Question.” With : Dr. Rouzbeh Parsi, Fellow at the European Community Institute for Security Studies, specializing in issues relating to Iraq and Iran, as well as human rights issues;  Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor of Newweek Magazine ; and Artem Studennikov, First Political Councilor of the Embassyof the Russian Federation in Paris. 

Wednesday, March 24 

AUP: Grand Salon - 31, Avenue Bosquet

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. “The Business of Fashion and Leisure in France.”   Tina Isaac, Launch Editor for French Vogue, now the Paris correspondent for Travel and Leisure and other fashion and luxury product publications.

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. “Diplomacy and the European Media.” Paul Patin, Chief Press and Information Officer at the US Embassy in Paris. 

12:15 Lunch at AUP

1:30 p.m.– 2:45 p.m.  “Three Continents, Two Careers, One Couple, Two Kids, No Dogs” Ann and Don Morrison, Time Magazine. Formerly co-editors of Time Magazine Europe, Ann Morrison, Editor, Asiaweek Magazine Hong Kong, Executive Editor, Fortune Magazine, New York; Don Morrison: Co-Editor, Time Magazine Europe, Executive Europe, Time Magazine, Asia, Assistant Managing Editor, Time Magazine, New York

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. “ The Media Culture in France."  Waddick Doyle, Professor and Chairman, Department of International Communications, AUP.

Late afternoon and evening:  Free

Thursday, March 25

AUP: Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. “Foreign Reporting in a Dangerous World,” Jon Randal former international correspondent and war correspondent for the Washington Post.   10:00 – 11:00 a.m. “Franco-American Cultural Differences.”  Harriet Welty Rochefort, Journalist, Medill graduate, and author of “French Toast” and “French Fried,” both popular books about cultural distinctions and similarities.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Television News and the European Scene.” With the “first couple” of American television news in Europe:  Pat Thompson-- award winning Documentary Producer, Paris Bureau Productions-- and Jim Bittermann -- senior on-air correspondent for Europe for CNN International and formerly Paris Bureau Chief for ABC and NBC News.    2:00 p.m. (appointment at 3:00 p.m.) Leave from the Hotel Malar to visit John Morris

*3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: 56 rue de Tournelles. "Searching Images: Six Decades of Front-line Photojournalism."  At the home of John Morris. Now a very active 92 years of age, John Morris is considered by many to be the leading photo news editor of the twentieth century. Former head of Magnum Agency, former senior photo editor for Life Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other publications; author of "Get the Picture: A Personal History of Photojournalism. "  At: 56 rue des Tournelles, ring Morris at street door, go to rear of court. 01 4804 5340.  Nearest Metro CHEMIN VERT or BASTILLE.  Near the Place des Vosges (worth a separate visit after the talk).

AUP, 6 Rue Colonel Combes, Room C-12

*6:30 – 8pm OPTIONAL Talk by Professor Peter Dahlgren, Lund University, Sweden. He will discuss “People’s Role as Citizens and as Media Audience.”

Friday, March 26  

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. OPTIONAL—LIMITED SPACE.  SIGN UP IN ADVANCE. Visit to France TV24, new all-news cable channel.  Address: 5, rue Nations Unis, entrance is on rue Camille Desmoulins; take RER C to Molineau from Pont de Alma, direction Versailles. Get off at Issy Val de Seine; walk downstairs; turn left.  At the light is rue Camille Desmoulins, turn left and on left side, across from Coca Cola is France TV24.  Entrance around the corner.

AUP: 6 rue colonel Combes, Room C-32.

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  ”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.   *3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Visit to Publicis, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies.  133, avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris. Metro: Etoile. Meeting with Robert Fredovich, Director of Marketing Communications, Publicis Groupe.

 8:30 p.m.  OPTIONAL EVENT. Montmartre Cabaret dinner; Meet at Hotel Malar, 7pm

Saturday, March 27  

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


International Media Seminar 2010 participants:

Missouri Southern State University
Maurilon Bembry, Nathan Carter, Kisa Clark, Karen DeSilva, Elizabeth Flanigan, Brooke Lairmore, Jordan LeFevers, Nikki Rush, Brennan Stebbins, Brett Thompson, Jamie Virtue

Chad Stebbins (faculty), Jay Moorman (faculty)