Technology, Media, and Communications

The TMaC specialization equips students for careers in today’s digital work place. We believe that understanding the policy implications of digital technology and having practical skills are essential. Digital technologies have transformed all the areas that SIPA students care about: development, advocacy, policy making, media, human rights, business and government so we offer courses that cut across disciplines.

Our skills courses teach data visualization, speech writing, data scraping and using social media for campaigning. Current digital production techniques and digital distribution channels have given organizations new communications strategies and we explore the technical and theoretical tricks, turns and pitfalls of this new 21st century paradigm. Many of our writing courses are taught by award-winning journalists who emphasize research and how to communicate clearly and effectively.

TMaC offers courses on design thinking, digital diplomacy, e-government, digital activism, and surveillance and the regulatory and policy questions surrounding digital technology. We consider the effect that the digital revolution is having on international affairs and government as well as the policies and practices that can help new technologies promote development, human rights and social change.

Students enrolled in the Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization are required to take three courses of their choosing but may take more if their schedule permits. We don’t have required courses or tracks because we know that our students are interested in a wide range of subjects. We tweak our course listings each year in response to what students, alumni and employers tell us is important for today’s work place.

TMaC Audit Form 2017-18.pdf

Anya Schiffrin, Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs; Director of Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization


Christopher Booker, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Claudia Dreifus, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Liza Featherstone, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs; Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Larry Heinzerling, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Jim Holtje, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Nick Martin, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Peter Micek, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Venkat Motupalli, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Laura Silber, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Dino Sossi, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Mark Steitz, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Evagelia Emily Tavoulareas, Lecturer in International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Michael Vachon, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Cory Way, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Alexis Wichowski, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Minky Worden, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

The Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization (TMaC) requires 9 points.

Points
INAF U6046Global Media: Innovation and Economic Development3
INAF U6120Tools and Craft of Multi-Platform Storytelling3
INAF U6144Media Campaigning and Social Change3
INAF U6198Technology for International Crisis Response and Good Governance1.5
INAF U6202Communications Policy in the Digital Age3
INAF U6203Digital Activism1.5
INAF U6207Writing and Reporting on International Affairs3
INAF U6209E-Government & Digital Diplomacy3
INAF U6211Technology Solutions for Development & Social Change3
INAF U6212New Media in Development Communication3
INAF U6897Writing on International Affairs3
INAF U6921Magazine Writing with an International Dateline3
INAF U6924The Panama Papers3
INAF U6946Writing and Delivering Speeches for Politics, Private Sector & Non-Profits1.5
INAF U6948Writing on Policy3
INAF U8180Human Rights Skills and Advocacy3
INAF U8189The Politics of History and Reconciliation3
INAF U6382Technology, National Security & the Citizen3
INAF U6383Dynamics of Cyber Power and Conflict3
Non-SIPA Courses
JOUR J6010Journalism, Human Rights and Social Change3
BUEC B8210Media and Information Management3
INBU B8599International Media Business3
JOUR J6089Video for SIPA Students3
LAW L8173Law, Media and Public Policy2
POLS G8247Mass Mediated American and Global Politics3
MRKT B8699Seminar in Marketing1.5