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Mar

12

Wednesday

The Hollywood Producer and Human Rights

11.00am

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Speaker: Toby Miller - Professor of the Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Location: Room D104, Social Sciences Building, City University London, St John Street, EC1R 0JD

Taking his touchstone from stakeholders as diverse as medical academia, animal liberation, neoclassical economics, political economy, and environmentalism, Miller will interrogate the significance of public subvention of Hollywood. Quite apart from the questions of economic efficiency that are raised by such "distortions" of the market, which issues of social justice might be addressed in the context of taxpayer support, as quid pro quos? How can citizenship assert itself to impose a discourse of human rights onto producers?

Toby Miller is 20% a Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd and 40% the Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at Murdoch University. Among his books, SportSex was a Choice Outstanding Title for 2002 and A Companion to Film Theory a Choice Outstanding Title for 2004. Born in the United Kingdom and brought up in England, India, and Australia, Miller earned a B.A. in history and political science at the Australian National University in 1980 and a Ph.D. in philosophy and communication studies at Murdoch University in 1991. He taught at Murdoch, Griffith University, and the University of New South Wales and was a professor at New York University from 1993 to 2004, when he joined the University of California, Riverside. He can be contacted by email and his adventures scrutinized through is website.

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11.00am - 2.00pmWednesday 12th March 2014

Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom

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