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@Peace@War Global Action Through Social Media

April 5-7

The University of Idaho's 2010 Borah Symposium, entitled “@Peace @War – Global Action through Social Media,” explored the connections between information technology, social media, war and building peace. The events were free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 5

Documentary Presentation: “Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country”

  • 2010 Oscar nominee for Best Feature Length Documentary

Tuesday, April 6

“Expanding A Country’s Borders During War: The Internet War Diary”

  • Bryan Semaan, Department of Informatics - Collaborative Technologies
  • Donald Bren, School of Information and Computer Sciences - University of California, Irvine

“Virtually Yours: CyberSecurity in Our Brave New World”

  • Dr. Deborah Frincke, Senior Scientist, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Panel Discussion: “Social Media/Global Impact”

  • Dr. Sheldon Himelfarb, associate vice president, Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, & Peacebuilding / Media, Conflict, & Peacebuilding, The United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Dr. James Lewis, director and senior fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr. Deborah Frincke, senior scientist, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Bryan Semaan, University of California – Irvine

Wednesday, April 7

“Twitter & Democracy”

  • Mark Trahant, award winning writer, journalist and Media Kaiser Fellow

“National Security and Social Media”

  • Dr. James Lewis, director and senior fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Panel Discussion: “Grassroots Action”

  • Mark Trahant, journalist and a former editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and 2009-2010 Kaiser Media Fellow
  • Nico Pitney, national editor at the Huffington Post
  • Violeta Krasnic, program coordinator at WITNESS (Europe and Central Asia)

Borah Symposium

Physical Address:
338 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Borah Foundation & Symposium
c/o The Martin Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

Phone: 208-885-6527

Fax: 208-885-9464