Monroe Price

Professor Price is the director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School. He is also the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law. He directs the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London and is the Chair of the Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University in Budapest.

Monroe E. Price is Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication. In that role he works with a wide transnational network of regulators, scholars, and practitioners in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia as well as in the United States. Under his direction, the Center is engaged in public opinion research in Sudan, providing technical assistance in Jordan and Thailand, encouraging the intelligent development of media policies and new information technologies in a wide variety of settings including Thailand and Somaliland. Professor Price founded the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University and remains a Research Fellow there.  He chairs the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Central European University, a project instituted and encouraged by CGCS. CGCS also fosters the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research, located at the London School of Economics.  Professor Price has served on the President’s Task Force on Telecommunications Policy and the Sloan Commission on Cable Communications (both in the 1970s) and on the  Carter-Sagalaev Commission on Radio and Television Policy (in the 1990s).  He was a long-time member of the International Broadcasting Institute (now the International Communications Institute) and is active in the International Association of Mass Communications Research as well as the International Communications Association. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, he has been on the faculty of UCLA, the Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and has visited at Cornell and the University of Sydney among other places.  His recent books include “Media and Sovereignty:  The Global Information Revolution and its Challenge to State Power” (MIT, 2002) and “Owning the Olympics: Narratives of the New China” (University of Michigan Press, 2008, edited with Daniel Dayan).