Wednesday, October 3, 3-4 p.m. | Nye B, Taubman 5th Floor
October 3, 2012 – “A 61-Million-Person-Experiment in Social Influence and Political Mobilization.” A discussion of the impact of Facebook and other social networks on voter turnout with James Fowler, Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science, University of California, San Diego. Moderated by Nicco Mele, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, is a leading expert in the integration of social media and Web 2.0 with politics, business, and communications. The paper on this topic was featured in a September 2012 Nature Magazine cover story, and additional coverage has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, NBCNews.com, CNN, Time, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, NPR, and many other publications. This seminar is being co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.