Category: Education

Paranoid

Notes from my meeting with IWP private investigators

[Reprinted from ActiveMeasures.org, August 30, 2013] For reasons not made officially clear, IWP President John Lenczowski has run the board of trustees in recent months through an Audit Committee, which hired private investigators to probe faculty and staff. Lenczowski stated in a senior staff meeting that the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based firm INA, Inc., would be conducting a “review” of unspecified practices...

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From my former students: Active Measures 2013

Congratulations to my former students, who have put together the second issue of Active Measures journal. It’s available now on Amazon. The journal was, but is no longer, associated with a blog, ActiveMeasures.org. Active Measures is a scholarly journal founded and run by graduate students studying with my former employer, where I was Annenberg Professor of International Communication for 13...

Wikisphere

Latest Wikipedia contributions from my students

Take a look at my students’ contributions to Wikipedia this semester! They covered a lot of material in the fields of propaganda, public diplomacy, political warfare, and information operations. Each year, my graduate students at the Institute of World Politics are assigned to develop or improve Wikipedia pages as part of their class assignments. So far they have started or...

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Who’s public diplomacy is this?

A billboard at Cairo’s international airport quotes the President of the United States: ‘We must educate our children to become like young Egyptian people. . .’ What does this mean? When did the president say it? Did he really say it at all? If so, why? Unidentified American visitors descending the escalator to the baggage claim area took the two...