Thursday, February 11, 6:30 - 8 pm

Cartoons and Taboos: Dancing in a Visual Minefield

New York University, 1307 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square)

Finding caricature and satire at the heart of controversy is nothing new, as they have been accompanied by suspicion, criticism and outright rejection since time immemorial.
Article by Gisela Vetter-Liebenow, director, Wilhelm Busch Museum of Caricature and Graphic Arts

On June 10th, 2014, militants fighting on behalf of the “Islamic State” (ISIS) seized the city of Mosul, consolidating their hold over large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.

Article by Eckart Frahm, Professor of Assyriology at Yale.

Terrorist Imagery Meets the Marketplace of Ideas

There is a bitter irony to be found in the spread of terrorist imagery. In order for politically motivated acts of violence to have the desired effect, maximum exposure is needed. In other words, mainstream media exposure.
Article by Christian Christensen, Professor of Journalism in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University.

In September 2015, the US State Department announced a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the disruption of any trade in antiquities (and/or oil) that is benefiting ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Will such a reward be money well spent?

Article by Neil Brodie, Senior Research Fellow in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow.

AFI European Union Film Showcase

The AFI European Union Film Showcase is an excellent opportunity for Washington audiences to get more familiar with the European cinema. This year the event takes place from...


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