The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs is thrilled to partner with the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to host an expert panel discussion on issues pertaining to social media and social activism. Social media has not just transformed the tactics and organizational capabilities of social movements; it has come to shape the very narrative of these movements. As new media technologies continue to democratize information exchange, platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are changing the way we relate with one another. For an increasingly online global population, new media represent a blurring between the social and the political.
The panel discussion will feature the following speakers:
Daniel Calingaert - Executive Vice President, Freedom House
Paulo Sotero - Director, Brazil Institute
Mariam Memarsadeghi - Co-Founder & Co-Director, Tavaana
Michael Samway - Former Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo! Inc.
Luis Daniel Palacios - Director, The Lucky Project, New York University
WHEN: Monday, September 15th, 2pm-4pm
WHERE: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
5th Floor Conference Room
(1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW)
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.