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UofGH talks media and terrorism

Portrait of Dr. Don Moore

This year’s University of Guelph-Humber Feature Lecture Series has begun!

On Sept. 30, 2015, Academic Services hosted its annual Feature Lecture with Dr. Don Moore as the highlighted speaker for the Fall.

Dr. Moore is a professor for the Media Studies and Early Childhood Studies programs.

Moore is also senior research affiliate with TSAS, the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. He has authored over a dozen articles and book chapters on the topics of contemporary critical theory, cultural studies, post 9/11 cinema, and globalization.  

During the feature lecture, Dr. Moore discussed the portrayal of terrorism in the media. He particularly highlighted post-9/11 global cinema and the cultural politics behind the depiction of “the terrorist other” in contemporary media.

Attendees were able to engage in discussion during the lecture. A lot of talk was centered on the way the media portrays “acts of terror,” and the influences these portrayals have on its audience.

The event concluded with presenting an award to Dr. Moore as a sign of appreciation for sharing his research.

This lecture is a part of an upcoming series that allows attendees to think critically and mingle over lunch.

Keep an eye on the UofGH Events Page for updates on the next lecture.