On Saturday, April 17 Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion (CDTR) will host New Generation, New Perspectives, New Media: Interactive Forum on New Media and Social Change in Iran.
This event is unique in that it will allow participants to actively shape the discourse. The morning panel, from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, will “provide discussion openers on critical issues related to various aspects of social change in Iran….” The afternoon session, from 3 to 5:30 PM will “engage the audience (both present and online) in an in-depth collaborative discussion on these topics…. Leveraging the power of Tweets, live blogging, and real-time videocasting technologies, the final product of the forum will be a set of collaborative artifacts generated by the speakers and the participants throughout the day.”
The forum will feature NIAC President Dr. Trita Parsi, Newsweek Correspondent Maziar Bahari, New York Times Reporter Nazila Fathi, former head of Daftar Tahkim Vahdat Ali Afshari, journalist and blooger Masih Alinejad, political commentator Mehdi Jalali, journalist Omid Memarian, journalist Roozbeh Mirebrahimi, academic Ali Mostashari, Tehran Bureau founder Kelly Niknejad, the Carnegie Endowment’s Karim Sadjadpour, Balatarin.com Founder Mehdi Yahyanejad, Haystack creator Austin Heap, and Davar Ardalan, former Senior Supervisory Producer at NPR.