What role does the media play in shaping public diplomacy? Tuesday, Feb. 3, starting at 9:00 AM EST, ITVS will be co-hosting a Media Leadership Summit entitled “Media As Global Diplomat” with the U.S. Institute of Peace at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Moderated by Ted Koppel, representatives from Google, National Geographic, MTV, Al Jazeera, the U.S. State Department, ITVS and others will develop media involvement recommendations to present to the new administration. Bloggers from around the world will participate and ask questions, including Lois Vossen, vice president and Independent Lens series producer, representing ITVS. Missed the streaming video? The event was recorded and is available on the USIP website. Visit their site for the latest updates >>
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