University of Pennsylvania

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania produces and disseminates cutting-edge scholarly research, designed to advance the theoretical and empirical understanding of the role of communication, as well as applied research aimed at policy makers and citizens. Its Ph.D. program educates doctoral students in the theories, substance and methods of communication research, preparing them for leading academic and professional positions. Its liberal arts education helps undergraduates become better consumers and producers of public information, while preparing them for private and public-sector leadership positions. 

The Center for Global Communications Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication provides students, academics, lawyers, regulators, civil society representatives and others with the opportunity to evaluate and discuss comparative media law and policy and global and international communications issues. The CGCS provides research opportunities for graduate students; organizes conferences and trainings; and provides consulting and advisory assistance to academic centers, governments, and NGOs. The  CGCS aims to strengthen a network of international communications studies centers, which currently includes the CMDS, the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford, the Stanhope Centre in London, the Communication University of China, and strong partnerships in the Middle East.