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Monday, November 28, 2016

Save The Date: GPW 2017 Practitioners Forum - 3/6 - Washington, DC 

Co-hosted by
U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development,
Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab

the U.S. Institute of Peace
Washington, D.C.

The Forum will bring together practitioners and leaders to engage in discussion on the role of partnerships in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

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A formal invitation will follow.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Regina Hubard Sheridan at

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

3/14 Just 5 Days Away, Seats are Going Fast! Uniting or Dividing? Media and Politics in the Arab World

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Monday, March 14, 2016 , 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST


Uniting or Dividing?
Media and Politics in the Arab World

Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm EST


U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037 | Directions
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Join the PeaceTech Lab and BBC Media Action for a robust discussion with media and regional experts. 

The "Arab Spring" brought global attention and scrutiny to the media of the Arab world. In helping to overturn decades of centralised political control, social media appeared – at first glance – to have fundamentally altered the rules of the political game in the region. In the years since, it has become clear that the relationship between media – social, broadcast, public and private – and politics is more complicated. A more pluralistic Arab media environment has undeniably led to an improvement in freedom of expression. But it has also simultaneously allowed the media to be increasingly co-opted in the service of narrow political interests in the region. This panel will explore the relationship between media and social cohesion in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings. It will look at how different types of media shape identity in the region and whether media can help communities overcome social divides or invariably pulls them apart.​

Featured Panelists

Alexandra Buccianti, Project Manager, BBC Media Action and co-author of After the Arab Uprisings: Prospects for a Media that Serves the Public

Joyce Karam, Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Hayat Columnist

Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, George Washington University and author of The New Arab Wars: Anarchy and Uprising in the Middle East

Sarhang Hamasaeed, Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace


Please contact Kelly French at with general questions about this event.
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