2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Youth Activism in a Post Snowden World

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 7
110 E 2nd St


Is Edward Snowden the new face of activism? Snowden’s leak of NSA documents, two weeks before his 30th birthday, marked a fresh take on activism, a word historically applied to the demonstrations and physical protests of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street.

So what resonates with people in their 20s and 30s, and what motivates them to act? How have Snowden’s actions changed the state of activism for a new generation? Marco Werman, host of PRI’s The World, will sit down with Zeynep Tufekci, an influential blogger and academic, for an in-depth conversation about privacy, social media censorship, hashtag activism, and global youth protests. Youth perspectives from past and present protest sites around the world, plus audience questions, will enhance the conversation. Tweet your questions before the panel using the hashtag #safemode.


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Marco Werman

PRI's The World

Marco Werman is host and Executive Editor of the Public Radio International-WGBH-BBC daily co-production "The World." He’s won an Emmy award for a 2006 documentary on Libya. Werman brings passion a...

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Zeynep Tufekci


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Zeynep Tufekci is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill at at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with an affiliate appointment in the Department ...

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