Jordi Torrent

After obtaining a degree in Philosophy at the University of Barcelona, Mr. Torrent followed graduate studies in Paris at the Sorbonne University (Film Esthetics) and at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Anthropology Filmmaking). From 1985 to 1990 he was Media Curator at Exit Art in New York. He was Media Educator Consultant for the Department of Education of New York City from 1990 to 2007, where Mr. Torrent created Media Literacy Education programs as well as conducted media education workshops for educators and parents. From 2004-2008 he was co-director of “Overseas Conversations”, a series of international conferences focusing on youth, media and education. Mr. Torrent co-edited the book “Mapping Media Education Policies in the World”, published by UNAOC and UNESCO. As a media maker, Mr. Torrent has produced, written and directed, television programs, documentaries and feature films. Currently Mr. Torrent manages Media and Information Literacy and Education initiatives at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).