Panel to Discuss Impact of Social Media on World Events
What: The Norway House | Minnesota Peace Initiative is presenting a panel discussion on the impact social media is having on world events from the perspective of national security, foreign policy and news media coverage of these events. Unrest in countries around the world has given rise to the use of social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to report on events in real time. The panel of media, political and foreign affairs experts will discuss the issue at 7:30 p.m., following a social media basics workshop presented by Minnesota Public Radio at 6:30 p.m.
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:30 p.m. Social Media Basics Workshop
Presented by Dave Kansas, Minnesota Public Radio
7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion; participants below
The event is free and open to the public.
Where: McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Who: Panelists include:
Bryan Cunningham, principal, Cunningham Partners LLC
Former deputy legal advisor for National Security Advisor Condolezza Rice and former senior CIA officer and federal prosecutor
Ali E. Erol, professor, American University’s School of International Service
Researcher examining language in social media and critical media analysis
Dave Kansas, chief operating officer, American Public Media
Former editor at The Wall Street Journal and TheStreet.com
Ellen Louise Noble, graduate student, Georgetown University
Macalester College graduate and author of study on how Libyans used Twitter to narrate their own experiences during the 2011 intervention.
Meredith McQuaid, associate vice president and dean of international programs, University of Minnesota system
Additional: The Norway House | Minnesota Peace Initiative serves to raise awareness, educate audiences and foster engagement about the peace process throughout the world.
Contact: David Hakensen for Norway House (612) 573-3111 or
Elizabeth Plaetz Lori, Norway House (612) 501-1078