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Forecasting the Future Social Media, Predictive Analysis and the Arab World
Washington D.C, March 29, 2011, 8:30am-10:30am

Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen. The list goes on as unrest spreads in the Arab world. Now, as never before social media is a part of the equation. This special panel will introduce new and original data on the impact of social media across the region. Dubai based News Group International's Arab Media Influence Report (AMIR) reviews the impact of social media as well as that of traditional media across the region and a panel of leaders in the field will assess what this means for the future of politics in the region and international relations.

Panel Includes:

Mazen Nahawi CEO, News Group International, the Dubai based news management company, monitoring and analyzing traditional and social media around the MENA Region.

Sheldon Himelfarb, Associate Vice President of the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, & Peace building / Media, Conflict, & Peace building, United States Institute of Peace.

Paul Swider, Special Projects Editor, Office of eDiplomacy, United States Department of State.

Adel Iskandar, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University.

Camille Elhassani, Senior White House Producer, Al-Jazeera.

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