Manufacturing Consensus: Propaganda in the Era of Automation and Anonymity

BookPeople 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, United States

BookPeople welcomes Samuel Woolley in conversation with Josephine Lukito to celebrate the release of Manufacturing Consensus: Propaganda in the Era of Automation and Anonymity. The event will include a moderated discussion, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. EVENT INFO: This event is free and open to the public. Start time: 7 P.M. Run time: 45-60 […]

Higher Ed Strikes & Workers’ Rights: Improving News Coverage of Labor Issues

  Join us for a free panel discussion with graduate worker organizers who will share their insights into labor issues that news coverage often overlooks. ABOUT THE EVENT: Higher education’s growing labor movement has made local, national, and international headlines lately, in part due to large-scale strikes at places like University of California at the […]

Book Launch: Ambedkar, Dewey, and the Evolution of Pragmatism in India

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT-Austin Campus 120 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX, United States

Join Scott R. Stroud as he launches his new book, The Evolution of Pragmatism in India: Ambedkar, Dewey, and the Rhetoric of Reconstruction (Chicago, 2023), in conversation with Prof. Sumit Guha, historian of South Asia. Many know that the Indian thinker, politician, and activist Bhimrao Ambedkar thought highly of his teacher at Columbia University, John […]

Trustworthy Screening

DMC 5.102 300 w Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX, United States

Screening for the "Trustworthy" documentary, followed by panel discussion with the filmmakers, Stephany Zamor (Executive Producer) and Dana Richie (Director, Co-Executive Producer). Trustworthy is a documentary that chronicles a 5,300-mile journey across America to explore the growing crisis of trust in media that threatens our democracy, and whether we can find common ground. The Trustworthy […]

The Role of Conversation Structure in Conflict: Speaking is More Effective for Resolving Conflict than Writing

DMC 5.208 300 W Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX, United States

Abstract Resolving conflict is more important than ever as political and social dissent reaches record levels across the world. While it is clear that conversation between opponents is necessary to address conflict, an open question is how conversation structure influences conflict resolution. The current research examines a key aspect of conversation structure—the medium by which […]

The Hopes of Digital Citizenship: What Can We Learn from Latin America?

DMC 5.208 300 W Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX, United States

What is digital citizenship? The buzz word has been around for several years and people interpret it differently. In general, it is conceptualized as the next evolutionary stage of citizenship – from civil to political to social/economic to digital citizenship. But little is known about how various organizations approach digital citizenship and how the concept […]

Study Abroad in Germany Info Session

Study abroad in Germany with the Summer Program in Communications in Erfurt (SPICE). Hear from Dr. Scott Stroud about the exciting classes (taught in English) shared with German classmates. Program includes plenty of free time to explore Germany and Europe, as well as a guided trip to Berlin! All UT majors are welcome. Applications Due: […]

Coming Out as Dalit: A Book Reading with Author Yashica Dutt

DMC 5.208 300 W Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX, United States

April 9, 2024, 3:30 – 5:00 PM DMC 5.208 Please join us on April 9th for a reading and Q&A with the author of "Coming Out as Dalit: A Memoir of Surviving the Indian Caste System", the critically acclaimed Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puruskar, 2020. Born into a "formerly untouchable manual-scavenging family in […]

Chaityabhumi Film Screening

DMC 5.102 300 w Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX, United States

Join us on April 22nd for a screening of the documentary "Chaityabhumi", followed by a discussion with the director. Chaityabhumi Film Description 67 min | Marathi, Hindi, Pali with English subtitles | 2023 Chaityabhumi is a holy site that holds immense importance for the Dalit movement in India, as it is where Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s […]

Exploring on the influence of Deepfakes and how to shield against AI-trickery

CMA 5.136 2504 A Whitis Ave, Austin, TX

April 29, 2024  |  12 – 1 PM  |  CMA 5.136 Talk summary The emergence of deepfakes has ushered in a new era of deception and manipulation. From fabricated speeches to doctored videos or audios, the proliferation of synthetic media poses a grave threat to the integrity of information ecosystems worldwide. In 'Exploring the influence […]