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  1. I represent the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. I would like to notify you that we are hosting a free event that may be of interest to members of your group. Please find details below. RSVP is required in advance.

    The Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication and the Broadcasting Board of Governors invite you to:

    “Iran’s Blogosphere and Grassroots Voices: Risks and Rewards of Engagement”

    * *RSVP to or if you cannot make it, watch the live video feed starting at 9:30am at:

    * *Monday, April 12, 2010
    * *9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    * *Jack Morton Auditorium
    * *805 21st Street NW

    The conference will examine the powerful effect of the new media and social networks in today’s Iran. It will also explore what opportunities may exist, even in the face of growing political tensions, for citizen diplomacy and people-to-people connections to grow and develop

    *9:00 am: *Registration
    *9:30 am:* Welcome

    * Frank Sesno*, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, GW

    * Just announced: Azar Nafisi*, Author, Reading Lolita in Tehran

    Panel 1: The New Media Landscape in Iran
    *Hida Fouladvand*, Voice of America Persian News Network
    *Mohammad Tabaar*, Lecturer in International Affairs, GW
    *Mohamed Abdel Dayem*, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists
    *Ivan Sigal* (moderator), Executive Director, Global Voices

    Panel 2: Prospects for a Grassroots Dialogue
    * Sonya Reines-Djivanides*, Director, Track II Mediation Unit, Search for Common Ground
    *Geneive Abdo*, Fellow, Iran Analyst, The Century Foundation
    *Nikahang Kowsar*, Cartoonist, Journalist, and Blogger
    * Sean Aday* (moderator), Director, Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, GW

    *12:30 pm: End

    * *Please contribute your thoughts, before and during the conference, to the global online discussion via Facebook and Twitter at


  2. I’d love to see an event focused on health and social media. There are lots of public health pros and health reporters who are very active in social media networks.


  3. rok’n’rolll


  4. Hi Michelle – we did an event in February 2009 all about health 2.0 ( – but we can definitely use an update!



  5. Thanks for your reply! That event was on health care, which is different. I mean public health… using social media to track outbreaks like H1N1, foodborne illnesses, and other issues that impact public health.


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