The École des Média at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) hosts a conference to examine the influence of American cultural industries on Québécois culture, Montreal, April 4–5, 2007.
This April 4th session, entitled “The Superpower and the Media,” features a panel discussion on the impact of cultural and political influence within and between global superpower states.
Charles-Philippe David (professor of political science at UQAM) discusses foreign policies put in place in the United States during President George W. Bush’s administration. Claude-Yves Charron (secretary general of the Orbicom Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication) speaks about journalistic, political, military, and intelligence discourse utilized by the U.S. and China. Frédéric Nicoloff (Radio-Canada journalist) focuses on the cultural influence of religion in Arab and Muslim countries.
After speaking, panellists field questions from conference attendees.