Jan 31: Media Coverage of US-Iran Relations (Seattle)

0 - 12:00am
Location: 
University of Washington Kane Hall Room 210
Description: 

the Seattle Iranian American Community Alliance presents:

Media Coverage of US-Iranian Relations

Thursday, Jan 31, 6:30pm, UW Kane Hall Room 210

Wading through the flood of news on Iran?
Wondering what it all means?

Join us for an evening of short lectures and conversation.

UW Professors Arzoo Osanloo and David Domke will provide critical tools and knowledge you can use to make sense of news coverage on Iran and US-Iran relations.

Professor David Domke, UW Department of Communication:
“The United States news media missed the story on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction. When the Bush administration touted the presence of such WMDs, U.S. journalists passed along the message. Now, the Bush administration is making the case that Iran is a threat that must be contained and controlled. How are the news media covering this line of argument by the administration? Are the press more closely examining U.S.-Iran relations, and if so what does this coverage look like? What might we expect in coming months and years in U.S. news coverage?”

Professor Arzoo Osanloo, UW Department of Anthropology:
The U.S. foreign policy program favoring regime change in Iran mobilizes ‘women’s rights’ as a means to garner domestic (U.S.) sympathy for intervention. However, the day-to-day realities of Iranian women’s lives are often misconstrued, and internal women’s rights movements are neglected by outside observers. What are the effects of international pressure on local Iranian women and on local women’s rights movements? Given the anti-imperialist tenor of the 1979 revolution and the centrality of women’s status therein, what are the effects of contemporary discourses of regime change that highlight women’s rights? Do such efforts help or hurt internal reform movements?

For more info or to endorse, please contact:
events@iaca-seattle.org

Description:

the Seattle Iranian American Community Alliance presents:

Media Coverage of US-Iranian Relations

Thursday, Jan 31, 6:30pm, UW Kane Hall Room 210

Wading through the flood of news on Iran?
Wondering what it all means?

Join us for an evening of short lectures and conversation.

UW Professors Arzoo Osanloo and David Domke will provide critical tools and knowledge you can use to make sense of news coverage on Iran and US-Iran relations.

Professor David Domke, UW Department of Communication:
“The United States news media missed the story on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction. When the Bush administration touted the presence of such WMDs, U.S. journalists passed along the message. Now, the Bush administration is making the case that Iran is a threat that must be contained and controlled. How are the news media covering this line of argument by the administration? Are the press more closely examining U.S.-Iran relations, and if so what does this coverage look like? What might we expect in coming months and years in U.S. news coverage?”

Professor Arzoo Osanloo, UW Department of Anthropology:
The U.S. foreign policy program favoring regime change in Iran mobilizes ‘women’s rights’ as a means to garner domestic (U.S.) sympathy for intervention. However, the day-to-day realities of Iranian women’s lives are often misconstrued, and internal women’s rights movements are neglected by outside observers. What are the effects of international pressure on local Iranian women and on local women’s rights movements? Given the anti-imperialist tenor of the 1979 revolution and the centrality of women’s status therein, what are the effects of contemporary discourses of regime change that highlight women’s rights? Do such efforts help or hurt internal reform movements?

For more info or to endorse, please contact:
events@iaca-seattle.org

Description:

the Seattle Iranian American Community Alliance presents:

Media Coverage of US-Iranian Relations

Thursday, Jan 31, 6:30pm, UW Kane Hall Room 210

Wading through the flood of news on Iran?
Wondering what it all means?

Join us for an evening of short lectures and conversation.

UW Professors Arzoo Osanloo and David Domke will provide critical tools and knowledge you can use to make sense of news coverage on Iran and US-Iran relations.

Professor David Domke, UW Department of Communication:
“The United States news media missed the story on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction. When the Bush administration touted the presence of such WMDs, U.S. journalists passed along the message. Now, the Bush administration is making the case that Iran is a threat that must be contained and controlled. How are the news media covering this line of argument by the administration? Are the press more closely examining U.S.-Iran relations, and if so what does this coverage look like? What might we expect in coming months and years in U.S. news coverage?”

Professor Arzoo Osanloo, UW Department of Anthropology:
The U.S. foreign policy program favoring regime change in Iran mobilizes ‘women’s rights’ as a means to garner domestic (U.S.) sympathy for intervention. However, the day-to-day realities of Iranian women’s lives are often misconstrued, and internal women’s rights movements are neglected by outside observers. What are the effects of international pressure on local Iranian women and on local women’s rights movements? Given the anti-imperialist tenor of the 1979 revolution and the centrality of women’s status therein, what are the effects of contemporary discourses of regime change that highlight women’s rights? Do such efforts help or hurt internal reform movements?

For more info or to endorse, please contact:
events@iaca-seattle.org

Location:
University of Washington Kane Hall Room 210

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey