Youth Activism in a Post Snowden World
Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM
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.
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...Show the rest
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 and experience to PRI’s The World®. His six years in West Africa – as a Peace Corps volunteer, then as a freelance writer - helped launch his career in broadcast journalism, first as a stringer for the BBC World Service, and later as a radio producer at their base in London. Werman went on to serve as Rome correspondent for Monitor Radio, and as news director for community radio station WCFE in upstate New York. In the mid 1990’s Marco began working with PRI and helped create the format for PRI’s The World®. Marco enthusiastically shares his broad reporting experience and genuine curiosity about people and cultures around the globe.Hide the rest
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 ...Show the rest
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 of Sociology. She was previously a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University and taught at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs. Tufekci was previously a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and is now a faculty associate at the Berkman Center.
Tufekci's research revolves around the interaction between technology and social, cultural and political dynamics. She is particularly interested in collective action and social movements, politics and civics, complex systems, surveillance, privacy, and sociality.Hide the rest