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Understanding Media Studies: “Media Advocacy for Humanitarian Disarmament: From Landmines to Killer Robots”

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

Join the School of Media Studies for a discussion with Mary Wareham, Jody Williams, and Peter Asaro

Chaired by Dr. Peter Asaro, this panel discussion by Nobel Peace Laureate Ms. Jody Williams and Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch will look at the evolving nature of media outreach and advocacy for humanitarian disarmament.

Williams and Wareham have collaborated together over the past twenty years on initiatives to ban antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions. They are co-founders of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (, a global coalition of non-governmental organizations that is seeking a preemptive ban on weapons that would select and attack targets without meaningful human control.

The panelists will consider how media has reacted to and covered the challenges posed by autonomous weapons and call for a ban as well as the similarities and differences to media outreach and advocacy for campaigning against landmines and cluster munitions. They will discuss how the Internet and social media have changed the landscape, and also how new media has changed the campaign’s approaches to mainstream media and journalists.

This event will be livestreamed

Sponsored by the School of Media Studies

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Media and Technology, Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Politics, Policy and Government


Schools of Public Engagement, School of Media Studies


Humanities, Social Justice, Video, Audio, and Web-based media


Free; No tickets or reservations required.

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