Blogs and Bullets

  • Stanford University Palo Alto, CA United STates

This year’s Blogs & Bullets workshop will be hosted at Stanford University on March 6, 2015. It will focus on how social media can help us understand the years since the Arab uprisings and to offer practical steps to help to overcome the problems of social polarization, resurgent authoritarianism, and violent civil war. Topics to be addressed include the continuing possibilities for social media to enable meaningful political mobilization in increasingly authoritarian contexts; how to identify and combat sectarian and radical messages on social media; and the rise of ISIS and violent jihadism in Iraq, Syria, and across the region.