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AO-10039

University of Pennsylvania Museum (Philadelphia, PA 19104)
Wilfrido Corral (Project Director: 01/01/1970 to present)

International Symposium on Communication of Complex Ideas

Funds to support planning for an international symposium scheduled for 1971 dealing with the communication of complex, philosophic and profound ideas through mass media to the public in general. ABSTRACT: Recognizing the difficulty of communicating complex, philosophic and profound ideas through mass media to the public in general, funds to support planning for an international symposium scheduled for 1971 dealing with this problem. Three preliminary meetings in the U.S. and abroad are planned. About 20 persons--half scholars and writers, half in the mass communciations field--will particpate in the symposium. The symposium itself to be a test case of communication; i.e., certain members of the symposium will be asked to prepare papers on such complex problems as how to the control the population explosion without doing violence to our social and philosophic ideas about individual rights and freedom, ect. Each of the 20 participants to write a paper which will be a chapter of a book to be published commercially. Those participants involed in mass communication, through their organizations, will be asked to arrange specifically for the dissemination of ideas presented in the symposium.

Project fields:
Communications

Program:
Program Development/Planning Grants

Division:
Agency-wide Projects

Total amounts:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1970 – 6/30/1971