Info. Comm. Technology & Peacebuilding (Updated 10/19/12)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Monday, November 12 (2012), The Gianni Room (MGC 200)

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are being integrated more and more into nongovernmental conflict prevention, conflict mitigation and peacebuilding programs. From early warning systems designed to facilitate crisis prevention and response, to radio for peace programming and text message-based interventions designed to deescalate communal conflict, it would seem the possibilities for ICT to bolster peacebuilding are endless.This panel will expose cutting edge uses of ICT and social media for peace. The discussion will explore the ways in which ICT can bring innovation to the field of conflict resolution. Panelists will be asked to give their perspective on where the future lies for the use ICTs in peacebuilding. Underlying themes of the panel include: ethical and technical challenges, lessons from the Arab Spring on the role of cell phones and social media, and the connection to the~concept of~bottom-up peacebuilding .

Panel Discussion
SIS: International Peace & Conflict Resolution