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The mission of the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University is to promote understanding of Europe through its cultural heritage; its political, economic, and religious histories; its art, literature, music, and philosophy; as well as through its recent emergence as a new kind of international form through the European Union.
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EU Futures - Episode 60 - Christian Feld
5 days ago
In this episode, German journalist Christian Feld and current Nieman Fellow at Harvard University highlights the role of journalists in facilitating a dialogue that exposes threats to democracy in an era of “disinformation” and “fake news.” He argues that that Europeans would have more trust in the EU if the project was perceived as helping citizens, who are not interested in democracy as an abstract concept. Feld talks about the need for journalists to educate both themselves and their audiences about the digital world (including AI, big data, machine learning, and social media platforms) in order to diminish the power of echo chambers and to stimulate conversations in which groups can listen to one another and collectively create solutions, despite their differences in opinion.