The Syrian Revolution & Social Media
Feb 6 2013 12pm-1:30pm
LocationEdward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center Conference Room 462
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DescriptionThe Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) of the School of Foreign Service, The Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) are co-sponsoring what should be a very interesting presentation by GPPI student Amer Mahdi Doko on the role of social media in the Syrian uprising from an insider’s point of view. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 PM in Intercultural Center (ICC) Conference room 462. Mr. Mahdi is a Syrian refugee who has participated directly in the uprising.
Mr. Mahdi Doko was most recently Associate Professor of Information Technology Management at the Yarmouk University in Damascus. He is the co-author of The Arab Spring Book (Columbia University Press, forthcoming), and has managed projects for the International Rescue Committee, the International Medical Corps, Cisco Inc., the UN Development Program and the Enab Baladi Revolutionary Newspaper, among many other organizations. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
ContactCCAS; phone 202-687-6215; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SponsorThe Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) of the School of Foreign Service, The Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS)