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Digital China and Social Media

University of Oregon Portland
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)



NW China Council and University of Oregon Center for Asian & Pacific Studies are organizing a group viewing (3:30pm-5pm) of the livestream of a panel discussion at the Paley Center for Media in New York, followed (5pm - 6pm) by a local panel discussion.

Per summary on ReadWriteWeb: "The central question of the event is: What is the relevance of new social networking technologies in our culture and society; and how can we use these tools for digital activism in order to foster positive social change, particularly in China?"

After watching livestream of the panel from the Paley Center for Media, the Portland panel will lead a Q&A.

The New York panel is: - Ai Weiwei, leading contemporary Chinese artist and digital evangelist - Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter - Richard McManus, founder of ReadWriteWeb - Orville Schell (moderator), Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society

The Portland panel is: - Prof. Jeffrey Barlow, Director of Pacific University Berglund Center for Internet Studies - Craig Fisk, President, Picocosmos - Prof. David Li, University of Oregon Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

$5 (free for NW China Council members and University of Oregon ID holders).