The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford are pleased to invite applications to the 17th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 10, 2015 at the University of Oxford.


The Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute provides researchers, academics, practitioners, media lawyers, and activists with an intensive two week curriculum that covers a range of media issues. Over the past seventeen years, Annenberg-Oxford has brought participants from all around the world to discuss the influence of trends in development, international politics, and technology on media policy.

The 2015 Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute is seeking applicants from around the world whose research or work is related to internet policy and politics; media and democracy; ICTs and governance/peacebuilding; monitoring and evaluation of media development programs; the media’s role in conflict and post-conflict environments; strategic communications; as well as other relevant topics. Applications are welcomed from students and practitioners working in communications, media, law, policy, regulation, and technology.

With its objective to help prepare, motivate, encourage, and support students and practitioners who aspire to pursue a career in communications media, Annenberg-Oxford endeavors to help broaden and expand the pool of talented young scholars committed to careers in media, law, and other disciplines. Annenberg-Oxford alumni continue to engage in the program and collaborate through network ties that are furthered throughout the years.

The application for the 2015 Summer Institute is now open and can be found here. The deadline for all applications is Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 5:00PM EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before the deadline, so please submit as soon as possible.

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