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The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention - Live Webcast



November 13 2012
World Bank headquarters, Washington, D.C., 12:30pm ET (17:30 GMT) or convert time

Hardly a day passes without hearing a newscast or seeing an article about social media and its influence on politics. Many of these stories highlight how people are using social media to overthrow dictators or to track disease outbreaks. How do we harness these new technologies to prevent violence and associated humanitarian disasters? This talk covered the technologies and methodologies currently in use, including crowdsourcing and digital mapping.

Panelist and author Joseph G. Bock has more than 12 years of humanitarian experience. He has worked with organizations dedicated to preventing violence in Asia and the Middle East. He is the author of "The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention" published by MIT Press earlier this year.

MODERATOR: Jim Rosenberg, Head of Online & Social Media, World Bank

AUTHOR: Joseph G. Bock, Director of Graduate Studies, The Eck Institute of Global Health, University of Notre Dame

Watch the archive webcast here soon.