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Sunday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
I Overthrew My Government... Now What?

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Social media’s ability to organize & facilitate grassroots activism played a significant role in democratic change throughout the Middle East. But how is social media being used in the aftermath of regime change? How is social media supporting – or disrupting – budding democracies?
Leading campaign strategists & democracy advocates will examine the role of social media in Egypt and Libya, two countries that recently overthrew undemocratic regimes, and Syria, where Assad remains in power. Partnering with Crimson Hexagon, the panel conducted active and passive research, including an analysis of social media data using leading tools with native speaker analysts.
When applicable, the panel will examine pre & post regime change digital media efforts and discuss how social media is advancing and disrupting democracy in each country.
Media analysis will be supplemented with accounts from opposition leaders & activists about the role of social media throughout democratic revolutions.
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Speakers
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Elizabeth Breese

Senior Content and Digital Marketing StrategistCrimson HexagonElizabeth Breese is social scientist and social media analyst.
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Lynton Crosby

PartnerCTF PartnersWith over three decades of campaigns and communications experience Lynton Crosby’s advice is regularly sought by leading figures in both the corporate and political sectors.
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Christopher Harvin

PartnerSanitas InternationalWith two decades of experience in the industry, Mr. Harvin has provided strategic communications solutions in over 60 countries. He is a founding Partner at Sanitas International, a global strategic communication, public affairs, digital media and political... Read More →
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Nancy Messieh

Assoc DirRafik Hariri Center for the Middle East - Atlantic CouncilNancy Messieh is the associate director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and editor of EgyptSource, a blog following Egypt's transition.
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Joe Trippi

Founder & PresJoe Trippi & AssociatesJoe Trippi is one of the most sought-after political strategists and an Analyst for FOX News. Most recently, Trippi helped engineer Jerry Brown's come-from-behind victory in the race for Governor of California. In 2003 -- as Campaign Manager for... Read More →



Sunday March 10, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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