Ron Deibert is Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary research and development hothouse working at the intersection of the Internet, global security, and human rights. He is a co-founder and a principal investigator of the OpenNet Initiative and Information Warfare Monitor projects.
The Global Centre for Pluralism is an initiative of His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada. The Centre will be located at 330 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Canada. Dedicated to the creation of successful societies, the Centre is founded on the premise that tolerance, openness and understanding towards the cultures, social structures, values and faiths of other peoples are essential to the very survival of an interdependent world. Pluralism is no longer simply an asset or a prerequisite for progress and development. It is vital to our existence. ‘'In sum, what we must seek and share is what I have called "a cosmopolitan ethic," a readiness to accept the complexity of human society. It is an ethic which balances rights and duties. It is an ethic for all peoples. ‘'
The MIT Center for Future Civic Media is working to create technical and social systems for sharing, prioritizing, organizing, and acting on information. These include developing new technologies that support and foster civic media and political action; serving as an international resource for the study and analysis of civic media; and coordinating community-based test beds both in the United States and internationally.
The podcast features Miller in conversation with leading figures broadly relevant to the field of cultural studies.
Launched in August 2010, the podcast so far has presented programs devoted to the work of:
- Doug Kellner
- Sarah Banet-Weiser
- Tiffany López
- Ellen Seiter
- Bill Grantham
- David Theo Goldberg
Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour global news and current affairs channel, has began broadcasting in Canada on Bell TV, Rogers and Vidéotron. AJE is the first English language world news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in November 2006, Al Jazeera English seeks to act as a bridge between cultures, with unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and bureaus strategically placed around the world. Al Jazeera English provides independent and impartial news for a global audience, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.
Al Jazeera English is available in more than 100 countries to more than 190 million households worldwide, and was awarded "Best 24 Hour News Programme" at the 48th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival and has received awards from the Royal Television Society, Amnesty International and YouTube. The channel also recently received its second International Emmy nominations - one in news for its coverage of the Russia-Georgia War, one in current affairs for AJE's Witness Special - Return to Nablus, one for best documentary for Shooting the Messenger and one for digital programmes for its coverage of the US election.