Prof participates in UN project

Kathleen Tyner of the Department of Radio-Television-Film participated in a task force for the Alliance of Civilizations First Forum on Jan. 15-16 in Madrid, Spain. The Alliance of Civilizations is a United Nations project directed by the former President of Portugual, Jorge Sampaio. The First Forum was attended by political leaders, representatives of international and regional bodies, donor agencies, civil society groups and foundations to explore ways of addressing the growing polarization between nations and cultures worldwide and developing partnerships to promote cross-cultural understanding. Tyner is a member of the task force to create a media literacy clearinghouse.