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New Media and Political Movements: How the Internet has Shaped the Iranian Green Movement

January 31, 2012
01:00PM - 02:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

In this talk, Babak Rahimi will discuss the role of new media, in particular the Internet, in the Iranian Green Movement, a political protest movement that emerged after the contested 2009 presidential elections in Iran. During the Seminar, Dr. Rahimi will show the intricate relationship between political activism and cyberspace, and how political movements sustain or (re)invent themselves online in close connection with offline activism.

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A New Social Contract: the Role of Transparency in an Information Society

January 24, 2012
01:00PM - 02:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

What should governments and companies do to ensure they reflect the best interests of their users and constituents? Do they have a responsibility to do so, and are responsibilities for public and private entities different? During this seminar, Dorothy Chou will discuss how transparency reporting can provide modern checks and balances in the information age, and what that actually means in practice.

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