of the International Studies Association
The 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award recipient, Monroe E. Price was selected not only for his exemplary scholarship, but for his mentorship of new and emerging scholars of international communication from around the world.
Professor Price is the director of the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication, and 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.
He has published many foundational books on international communication, including: Television, The Public Sphere and National Identity (1995); Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power (2002); The Routledge Handbook of Media Law (2013); and Free Expression, Globalism, and the New Strategic Communication (2015).
In addition to his scholarly contributions, he has helped to found multiple centers and institutes dedicated to the study of international communication around the world, including: the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research at City University in London; the Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law (where he served as dean for nine years), the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University, and the Moscow Center for Media Law and Policy Studies.
Moreover, he has been instrumental in multiple programs designed to support young academics, including: The Annenberg Oxford Media Law and Policy Summer School, The Central European University Summer School on Media and Development, the Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy in Vienna. Named in his honor, the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme hosts competitions for law students in countries around the world designed to cultivate interest in freedom of expression issues and the role of the media and information technologies in societies around the world.
Professor Price graduated magna cum laude from Yale, where he was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and was anassistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz.