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Dr. Cogburn Presents on Virtual Communities

Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, IDPP Executive Director, chaired an expert panel at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington on 2 September 2011 from 8:00am – 9:45am U.S. Pacific Standard Time. The panel, entitled “Revolution in the Middle East 2011,” was part of the Information Technology and Politics section, and discussed the role of social media and virtual communities in the recent Middle East uprisings and political revolutions.

Dr. Cogburn was joined by Professor Nanette S. Levinson, Associate Professor at American University’s School of International Service and former Chair of the International Communication Program who offered a faculty chat on social entrepreneurship to CIDP students during the inaugural two-week residency period; Professor Nivien Saleh of the University of St. Thomas, whose book Third World Citizens and the Information Technology Revolution is the first in the Palgrave Book Series of which Dr. Cogburn is editor; Professor John Paul Laprise of Northwestern University in Qatar; Professor Deborah L. Wheeler of the United States Naval Academy; Professor Marc Lunch of George Washington University; and Professor David M. Faris of the University of Pennsylvania.

Virtual participation by CIDP students and the IDPP community was present. A recording of Dr. Cogburn's presentation and the expert panel is available through the following link:

(Captions available via Window>Show Closed-Captioning once in virtual session)