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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Strongmen now rule over some of the most populous countries on earth. This talk looks at the character and appeal of these authoritarian rulers. Press policies, strategies of repression, personality cults, masculinity and how to resist the strongman will be examined. Ben-Ghiat will argue that the way to understand Donald Trump is not through psychiatric diagnosis but by looking at him in the context of a century of authoritarian rulers from Mussolini onward. Ruth...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The Securing MediaMakers Forum explores the growing need for security -- ranging from data encryption to legal teams to protected work environments -- among investigative journalists and documentary filmmakers.  While this is an historical issue, panelists address these issues in the contemporary context, calling out First Amendment erosions brought by the Trump administration and his sanctioning of threats and contempt for journalists and political opponents. Participants will share professional experiences in...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Visualizing fascism might seem an easy endeavor. Most of us can easily conjure mental pictures of right-wing regimes.  Uniformed men on the march, children performing in sports arenas and the dictator in his uniformed splendor, all come up from a cursory Google search. This talk looks at the possibilities and perils of utilizing an image bank that replicates Fascism's leader/mass dynamic and its erasure of the individual, and suggests ways to...

In this episode, Doctoral candidate Samantha Oliver speaks with Professor Monroe Price and artist Cornelia Thomsen about the opening of an exhibit Imagery Narrative Propaganda Artists in the German Democratic Republic located on the 5th floor of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. TRANSCRIPT Aaron Shapiro: Welcome to Media at Risk. Podcast from the Center for Media at Risk at the Annenberg School for Communication, at the University of Pennsylvania. In this episode, Annenberg Doctoral candidate Samantha Oliver speaks with...