Don't miss the symposium Symbol, Society and Persuasion

In the modern world, mass media and public opinion play key roles in society. How do governments seek to shape public opinion through the dissemination of information and propaganda? How have governments carefully manipulated information to advance their goals? How have they skillfully preyed upon the hopes and fears of their citizens? How has propaganda shaped modern history by promoting dictatorship, intolerance and war? How have images and symbols been powerful tools in this process?

This symposium will examine several examples of image and propaganda from the World War I era to the present, and the implications of image and propaganda for the world today. As we look back upon some of the difficult issues of war, dictatorship, and genocide we will reflect on their meaning for us today, and for the process of building a more just and peaceful future.

Featuring works by:

  • John Williams: Schindler's List
  • Kreisler: Miniature Viennese March
  • John Novacek: Ragtime

This symposium is a joint effort brought to you by the Office of International Education, the Office of Advancement, the History Department, Institute for Life Long Learning (MILL) and the Madison Theatre at Molloy College.

With special guests:

  • Dr. Daniela Schiller (Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.)
  • Paul Van Wie Ph.D. (History and Political Science Professor)
  • Natasha Zaretsky Ph. D. (Cultural Anthropologist, Senior Lecturer at NYU)
  • Steven Heller (Art Director, Journalist Critic, Author, and Editor on Graphic Design)

And musical performances by:

  • Ittai Shapira (world renowned violinist and curator)
  • John Novacek
  • Andrew Beall

For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact the Madison Theater at 516.323.444. There is no ticket required for this event.

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