Negotiating Identity: Subliminal Conditioning in Media Rhetoric

Last year, AUI's Dr. Zaynab El Bernoussi participated in the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar, an annual seminar that discusses international conflict resolution, and gave a lecture entitled "What is Dignity", which considered the role of Karama narratives during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt. This year's seminar will explore negotiations and conflicts as depicted in popular media during its 2017 iteration. Some of the topics that will be addressed include inequality's impact on domestic politics, U.S. / Russia relations, the impact of migration on global politics, and the intersections of Islam, democracy, and human rights. The discussions will be hosted by a series of experts, such as academics, representatives of the media, and political actors from different conflict regions. The Seminar will take place on November 13th on the Harvard University campus; it will be open to the public, though recordings will be made available to those unable to attend following the event's conclusion."