Exciting announcement — I will be speaking at Brown University’s Social Media and Political Change in Latin American and the Middle East Conference on October 4. I will be presenting on the situation in Egypt and how street art was utilized to spread messages of Egypt’s Arab Spring revolution. The conference will consist of three panels.
The first panel, which will focus on the case of Chile in light of the 25th anniversary of the 1988 plebiscite that ended Pinochet’s dictatorship, will feature former President of Chile and Brown University Professor at Large Ricardo Lagos; former Chilean Ambassador to the United States and director of the “no” campaign Genaro Arriagada; Chilean writer and activist Diamela Eltit; and former Chilean Ambassador to Argentina Jorge Arrate.
The second panel will include recent Brown University alumni Alexandra Ulmer and Taylor Barnes, who are working as journalists in Chile and Brazil, respectively, as well as journalist Claudia López of Colombia. The focus of this panel will be political change and social media from the perspective of practitioners.
Finally, the discussion will expand to include countries from other regions, specifically Turkey and Egypt, with a panel chaired by Director of Middle Eastern Studies Beshara Doumani. The panelists will be Nukhet Sandal (Ohio University), who will speak about the current situation in Turkey and Genaro Arriagada, Sherine Hamdy (Watson Institute) and myself, we will all be discussing the situation in Egypt.
My panel and presentation will be from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m on October 4th. You can watch the event live here: http://bit.ly/15U2tjB
You can also follow us on twitter. I will be live tweeting the event from my twitter handle @gshathaway. You can also follow the hashtag #SocialMediaChange. And will be sharing images from the even on Instagram and Facebook. My instagram name is gshathaway and my Facebook page is Genevieve Hathaway Photography.
I will also be checking out the other panels. Feel free to shoot me any questions that you have and I will ask the speakers.