Blogs and Bullets.
PeaceTech Lab partnered with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to explore ways to use new analytical tools to understand the power of online discourse in both promoting and preventing violent conflict. We co-hosted six major conferences, four in Washington D.C. from 2010 - 2014 and two at Stanford University in 2011 and 2013.
These meetings brought together a wide range of leading academic and industry experts to evaluate the Arabic, Russian, and Persian language blogospheres and conduct research into the role of new media in contentious politics. The events were held in partnership with George Washington University, Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Morningside Analytics. PeaceTech Lab and USIP produced two papers that laid out a conceptual framework for analyzing the impact of media on conflict.