Media Communications Seminar: Marwan M. Kraidy

Tuesday, March 5 - 10:00am in room 4.07: Student Lecture

The Media Communications Department at WVPU is delighted to announce the date of Professor Marwan M. Kraidy's lecture entitled "Fun Against Fear: Political Humor as Anti-Extremist Weapon" followed by a Q&A session to our student community. 

The visit of Prof. Marwan M. Kraidy will continue on March 6th, 2019 with a public lecture at Webster Vienna Private University.

Marwan M. Kraidy is the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture and Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, at the University of Pennsylvania.

The recipient of Fellowships from Carnegie Corporation of New York, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Kraidy has published over 130 essays and 13 books, notably Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalization (Temple UP, 2005), Reality Television and Arab Politics (Cambridge UP, 2010), which won three leading prizes, and The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World (Harvard UP 2016), which won three major awards.

This event is made possible by the Dr. Elizabeth Chopin Endowment allowing Webster Vienna to attract world-renowned professors in the fields of Business, International Relations, Art, Media and Psychology to lecture and share their professional experiences through public Forums.