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Thursday, November 07, 2013

NORWAY HOUSE | PEACE INITIATIVE’S DIALOGUE FOR PEACE TO EXPLORE “SOCIAL MEDIA: WAR OR PEACE IN 140 CHARACTERS”




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
                        Panel Moderator

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