Brazil Institute


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


Event details:

WHEN: Monday, September 15th, 2pm-4pm

WHERE: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

5th Floor Conference Room

(1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW)


Please RSVP here to attend!

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.