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Friday, March 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lessons Learned from the Arab Spring Revolutions

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The current events in the Middle East and North Africa have shone a spotlight on how activists and ordinary citizens are using social media and connection technologies both to organize for social change and as to broadcast information from the streets in near real time. Our panelists will address questions such as, "What have been the most innovative and interesting uses of 21st century technologies in the recent campaigns?", "What are the ways activists are effectively leveraging 21st century technologies for their benefit?", "How could they use these tools more effectively and what lessons can protesters in other regions of the world learn?" and "How do we think these tools can be leveraged in these societies to improve democracy and open government?"

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Russell Dubner

President, New York officeEdelmanRussell Dubner joined Edelman’s New York office as an account executive in 1992 and today is its president. The NY office is home to 600+ experts in digital engagement, consumer marketing, health communications, corporate and public affairs, financial... Read More →
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Habib Haddad

FounderYallaStartupHabib is a tech entrepreneur, recently founder and CEO of Yamli.com a startup focused on empowering the Arabic language on the web. His also the founder and CEO of YallaStartup an organization focused on early stage entrepreneurship in the MENA region. In 2009... Read More →
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Azmat Khan

Web JournalistFRONTLINE PBSAs Web Journalist for the award-winning PBS documentary series FRONTLINE, Azmat Khan helps to produce the series' deep-content websites and its internationally focused Twitter feeds at @FrontlineCZCT and @FrontlineWRLD. Azmat also writes about Iran-Pakistan... Read More →
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Vadim Lavrusik

Community MgrMashable.comVadim Lavrusik is the Community Manager & Social Strategist at Mashable. He’s also an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, teaching “Social Media Skills for Journalists.” He’s the founder and organizer of the... Read More →
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Katherine Maher


Susannah Vila

director of content and outreachMovements.orgSusannah is the Director of Content and Outreach for Movements.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, connecting and supporting youth activists from around the world who use technology to organize for social change.

Friday March 11, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Radisson, Town Lake Ballroom

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