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International Seminar Series: Global Social Media Responses to the U.S. Election

Wednesday, November 9th 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Nathan Carpenter, the Assistant Director of Convergent Media for ISU’s School of Communication, will present “Global Social Media Responses to the U.S. Election”

Social media provided a global forum for the 2016 U.S. Presidential election as a mouthpiece for the candidates, a source of breaking news, and a space for debate and discussion. This seminar will examine several national and international trends and responses to the election, and will provide reflections on emerging issues and tensions produced by an increasingly interconnected world.

Nathan Carpenter is the Assistant Director of Convergent Media for the School of Communication at Illinois State University. He is the principal architect and primary coordinator of the Social Media Analytics Command Center (SMACC), maintains information technology resources of the School of Communication, and teaches courses in communication and technology.

In accordance with the International Strategic Plan, Illinois State University is in the process of developing campus-wide global learning goals. This is an exciting time of growth and change for the ISU community. Comprehensive campus internationalization, as it is called, goes far beyond study-abroad trips and international student recruitment. It includes the expansion of internationally-oriented courses, clubs, dining, housing, civic engagement and other activities at our home campus and affiliated locations. This past Spring, the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) dedicated its International Studies Seminar Series to the topics of Global Learning with a focus on Global Engagement. This Fall, we will examine The U.S. Presidential Election, its Global Implications, and its Comparative Perspectives. The International Studies Seminar Series will be held on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center at 100 N. University St., Normal, IL 61761, starting August 31 and ending on November 16. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Schmeeckle at mhschme@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-2932.

This is part of the continuing International Studies Seminar Series sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Programs. Small snacks will be served.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Prairie Room North & Center
(309) 438-4636