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[liberationtech] Liberation Technology Seminar Series- Jan 29- Hassanpour

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Thu Jan 29 03:55:02 PST 2015


Hi Angela,

Seminar video should be posted online at
http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/libtech/multimedia shortly after the live
event.

Best,
Yosem

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 12:58 AM, Angela Oduor Lungati <
angela.oduor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Yosem!
>
> This looks pretty interesting and relevant for some folks within the
> Ushahidi and iHub community. Will this be a webinar or is this a session
> that will be recorded and uploaded online?
>
> Angela Oduor Lungati
> angela at ushahidi.com
> Ushahidi Inc <http://ushahidi.com>.
>
>
>
> On Jan 29, 2015, at 4:33 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:
>
> From: Kathleen Barcos <kbarcos at stanford.edu>
> *Will the Revolution be Tweeted? * *Information & Communication
> Technology and Conflict *
>
> *Speaker*
> *Navid Hassanpour,*
> Postdoctoral Research Associate,
> Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG)
>
>
>   Thursday, January 29, 2015
> 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
>
> *S*chool of Education
> Room 128
>   FSI Contact
> Kathleen Barcos
> <http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/libtech/people/kathleen_barcos>
>
> kbarcos at stanford.edu
> *Abstract*
>
> Is communication technology conducive to collective violence? Recent
> studies have provided conflicting answers to the same question. While some
> see the introduction of cellular communication as a contributing factor to
> civil conflict in Africa (Pierskalla and Hollenbach APSR 2013), others
> ascribe an opposite effect to mobile communications in Iraq (Shapiro and
> Weidmann IO forthcoming). During the talk, I will further explore the logic
> behind "Why the revolution will not be tweeted", and argue that the answer
> lies in contagion processes of collective action at the periphery, not the
> hierarchical schemes of central coordination as was argued before. To
> provide evidence, I will draw on historical accounts of social revolutions,
> a GIS study of the Syrian Civil War, a convenience survey sample from the
> 2011 Egyptian Revolution, as well as network experiments of collective
> risk-taking in a controlled setting.
> Speaker Bio
>
> Navid Hassanpour <http://wws.princeton.edu/faculty-research/faculty/nh6> (Ph.D.s
> in Political Science from Yale'14, and Electrical Engineering from
> Stanford'06) studies political contestation, in its contentious and
> electoral forms. Following an inquiry into collective and relational
> dimensions of contentious politics, currently he is working on a project
> that examines the history, emergence, and the dynamics of representative
> democracy outside the Western World. This year he is a Niehaus postdoctoral
> fellow at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of public and International
> Affairs. His work has appeared in Political Communication as well as IEEE
> Transactions on Information Theory. His book project, Leading from the
> Periphery, is under consideration at Cambridge University Press' Structural
> Analysis in the Social Sciences Series.
>
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