Monday, October 15 | All are invited to a panel discussion at 4:30pm in the Woodrow Wilson School: Digital Pathways to Peace? Online Dialogues in the Middle East ...
Join us in Bowl 16 of the WWS for “Digital Pathways to Peace? Online Dialogues in the Middle East” Can virtual communities forge bonds of trust and understanding among groups separated by political boundaries and cultural conflict? YaLa-Young Leaders is an online, Facebook-based movement dedicated to empowering young Middle Easterners to lead their generation to a better future. A 2011 New York Times article characterized YaLa’s early success as “suggesting that the Facebook-driven revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt may offer guidance of coexistence efforts as well.” Members of YaLa will join leading scholars for a discussion of whether and how online initiatives can help to build civic networks and institutions that will provide a foundation for peace.
October 15, 2012