Latonero leads Pacific Council dialogue on Arab Spring

Research director Mark Latonero led a lively conversation on the Arab Spring and the impact of social media in global political transformation. The program, The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted: Internet as Helpful or Harmful, was part of the annual members weekend program for the Pacific Council on International Policy. Joining Latonero for the discussion was Golnaz Esfandiari, senior correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Victoria Esser, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Digital Strategy. Both discussed the role of social networking and how the emergence of new media technology is changing international relations. A lively discussion addressed…

Latonero leads conversation with State Dept.'s Alec Ross on tech and diplomacy

In an era of WikiLeaks and network-accelerated revolutions, the State Department is fortunate to have Alec Ross on its team. Research director Mark Latonero hosted a lively conversation on September 12 with Ross, who has led the effort to update and transform diplomacy for the digital age as the State Department's Senior Advisor for Innovation….