State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?
A professor visiting from Poland, Dr. Rafał Kuś, will deliver his perspective on the influence of media on the development of foreign policy.
Dr. Kuś is a graduate of Law and Journalism and Social Communication at the Jagiellonian University. He completed Postgraduate Studies for Translators of Specialist Texts – English Language Section (UNESCO Chair of the Jagiellonian University, 2006), Postgraduate Studies in Press, Publishing, and Copyright Law (Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University, 2008), and – cum laude – Postgraduate Studies in Rhetoric (Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian Universities, 2011). He graduated from the American Law School (Catholic University of America and Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, 2007). In 2015, Dr. Kuś completed ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).
He graduated from Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in American Studies (Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, 2011). His Ph.D. thesis "Public Broadcasting Service: the Place of Public Television in the United States Media System" (supervisor: Professor Andrzej Mania) was successfully defended – cum laude – in 2011. He received the Dr. Paweł Stępka Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Electronic Media (funded by the National Broadcasting Council and the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw) in 2012.
He has worked as an academic teacher since 2006. He has been professionally affiliated with Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National Louis University in Nowy Sącz (2006-2008, 2010-2012), Małopolska Vocational College (2009-2010), Jagiellonian University (since 2010), and Pontifical University of John Paul II (since 2011). Since October 2011, he has worked at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University. In May 2016, he lectured at the University of Catania (Italy). Since January 2017, he has worked as a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University School of Rhetoric.
He speaks fluent English (Certificate of Proficiency in English, 2006) and French. Dr. Kuś has worked as a language editor for Zeszyty Prasoznawcze since 2012. For more information on Dr. Kuś, please visit his university website profile.
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