In Professor Nina Khrushcheva’s class, Media and Politics of Propaganda, students explore the role of advertising, television, film, and social media in international politics. Of particular interest to their studies is the development of propaganda and how technology has allowed ideological messages to transcend borders and time. From analyzing the Twitter-agenda of Donald Trump to investigating the public relation strategies of North Korea and communist China, the course takes a look at how governments produce, shape, and spread information.
Media and Politics of Propaganda also focuses on two prominent global rivals—the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia. Professor Khrushcheva has written extensively on the latter and recently co-authored a book entitled In Putin’s Footsteps. She and journalist Jeffrey Tayler detail their travels along every one of Russia’s eleven time zones to follow what would have been Vladimir Putin’s journey nearly twenty years ago.
As part of The New School’s Centennial celebrations, Professor Khrushcheva is opening Media and Politics of Propaganda to the public on Tuesday, March 26th at 4:00 PM. You can take part in the experience by emailing International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.