Matt Sienkiewicz – “Soft-Psy Strategy: U.S. Media Intervention in the Middle East”
Matt Sienkiewicz is associate professor of Communication and International Studies at Boston College. He has written extensively on international propaganda, media, and soft power. His 2016 book, The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media since 9/11 (Rutgers UP) was named “outstanding” by the American Society of University Presses. Having traveled extensively in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Sienkiewicz also co-produced a critically acclaimed documentary exploring independent media in this conflict zone entitled Live from Bethlehem (2011).
This event is a part of the Department of Communication Studies Colloquium Series and co-sponsored by the Peabody Media Center.