Campus Consortium member

The George Washington University

In 2010, The George Washington University became our first Campus Consortium partner in Washington, DC via its School of Media and Public Affairs. SMPA is a dynamic interdisciplinary program where media, public affairs and politics intersect. Faculty are accomplished scholars and award-winning journalists whose research, creative work and teaching focus on political communication, journalism in the digital age and the rapidly changing global media landscape.

SMPA’s mission is to explore how ideas and information are communicated and how the media influence policy and politics in a democracy. Its students are challenged to think deeply, creatively and globally, exploring both the practice and the impact of the media. SMPA is located in the heart of the nation’s capital -- just blocks from the White House and State Department -- and is connected with several media-related centers and projects on campus. They include the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, Center for Innovative Media and Planet Forward.

Planet Forward leverages the power of integrated media platforms and user-generated content to create a dynamic public square where citizens engage with experts, decision makers, business leaders, scientists, and each other on the issues of energy, climate and sustainability. Its Energy Blog is part of National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge, an initiative exploring the breadth and depth of our current energy situation.

Beyond Witness Exhibit at FotoWeek DC

Saturday, November 5, 2011 (All day) to Saturday, November 12, 2011 (All day)

An exhibit capturing the compelling work of eight Pulitzer Center photographers whose work challenges our notions of what to expect from images of crisis.

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The Edge of Joy Screening at The George Washington University

Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 04:00pm to 06:30pm EDT (GMT -0400)

Join Pathfinder International and Woodlawn Avenue Productions for a screening of The Edge of Joy

Set in Nigeria, this unique film captures the dramatic story of pregnancy and childbirth in a low-resource setting. Follow an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care, as they battle the second highest number of maternal deaths in the world.

Following the film, please join us for an interactive discussion with filmmaker Dawn Sinclair Shapiro.

The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Rm 301
George Washington University, Washington DC

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