Each seminar is from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dates and locations vary. Reservations are encouraged, and seating is first come, first seated. These programs are free and open to the public.
Address: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, 20016
- Wednesday, January 29 | Kerwin Hall, Room 301
Guest Lecturer: Don Seymour, Head of Politics and Government with Facebook
- Wednesday, February 12 | Kerwin Hall, Room 301
- Wednesday, March 4 | Kerwin Hall, Room 301
Guest Lecturer: Ryan Heath, Author of Global Translations, POLITICO’s global newsletter and podcast
- Wednesday, April 1 - Streamed Online
Guest Lecturer: DeRay Mckesson, Civil Rights Activist, Author, Podcaster
- Wednesday, April 15 - Streamed Online
Guest Lecturers: Katie Harbath, Director of Public Policy, Facebook; Amanda Litman, Executive Director, Run for Something
Please register to receive the Zoom Meeting ID for this event.
This seminar series will explore what it takes to change the world, one post at a time, as the world keeps changing around you.
Whether it’s off the shelf social media tools, innovative brand techniques, or smartphone empowered organizing, technological and cultural disruptions are reshaping the way the people interact with each other, impacting politics in every corner of the world.
This means our public figures, from old school candidates to internet celebrities, must now operate within a democratic process that’s under constant pressure from the rapid and ongoing evolution of software, hardware, and cultural norms.
A ‘new politics’ is blurring the lines between politics and policy, between candidate and voter, between news and newsmaker--and forcing us to ask hard questions about our foundational systems of governance.
In a world where every community is just a tap away, all politics is digital.