The Internet, Social Media, and the U.S. Department of State: A Conversation with Alec Ross
The Curb Center’s Washington, DC, based Arts Industries Policy Forum hosted Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as its guest conversationalist on April 5, 2011. His unique perspectives on public policy regarding technology, innovation and cultural diplomacy framed the discussion. Much of the discussion centered on the role of social media in changing the political dynamics in the Middle East.
At the State Department, Alec Ross is responsible for maximizing the potential of technology and innovation in service of America’s diplomatic goals and stewarding Secretary of State Clinton’s 21st Century Statecraft agenda.