The Wahlgren Symposium on Media, Democracy and Globalization, November 14, 2008
Besides the PhD-positions, The Wahlgren Foundation also donated money for the arrangement of workshops dedicated to the general question of "Media, Democracy, and Globalization". The first of these was arranged by the PhD-students in November 2008 at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University. For this event, the doctoral students had invited one international guest each. The programme was as follows:
10.15-10.30 Introduction. Professor Sune Sunesson, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Daniel Sandström, Editor in Chief, Sydsvenska Dagbladet
10.30-11.30 Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK "Politics as Being and Being Political"
11.30-12.30 Vibodh Parthasarathi, Centre for Culture, Media & Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Dehli, "Perspectives on Media and Governance: Reflections from India"
13.30-14.30 Markus Prior, Princeton University, NJ, USA "New Media, Content Preferences, and the Development of Political Interest"
14.30-15.30 Eric Schaefer, Emerson College, Boston, Mass., USA "Sexploitation, Education, and the Promise of Democracy."
15.45-16.45 Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University, UK "The Globalization of Travel Theory"