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Friday, April 2, 2010

This interdisciplinary, pan-University conference will examine the impact of media on issues of identity, inclusion, and citizenship. We hope to create an intellectual space where students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community can come together and engage these issues - both during the sessions and online.

In the spirit of the University, our goals for this conference are to provoke thoughtfulness about beliefs and behaviors, contemplation on how those are reinforced or undermined in media, and consideration of the resulting impact on our unique roles in this democracy.

There are a variety of concurrent sessions for you to choose from. We hope you enjoy the sessions and look forward to your feedback post-conference.

The Keynote Speaker

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, MSNBC Contributor and Associate Professor of Politics at Princeton University.

U.Va. students, faculty and staff may view the full speech.