Seizing the Moment: Media & Peacebuilding, Media As Global Diplomat – May 12, 2010, 9am-3:30pm EST

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Seizing the Moment: Media & Peacebuilding

Media As Global Diplomat

May 12, 2010, 9:00am-3:30pm EST

Newseum (Knight Conference Center)
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

The United States Institute of Peace and the Independent Television Service, in collaboration with Sesame Workshop and citizen journalists
around the world, invite you to a leadership summit on May 12,2010, & Peacebuilding” href=”″ target=”_blank””>Seizing the Moment: Media &

Held at the magnificent Newseum in Washington, D.C., this summit will
consider specific recommendations on ways to harness the power of media
for conflict prevention. We will bring together senior media makers and
policymakers, powerful change agents who are key to the development of
new ideas with the potential to reduce future conflict.

Distinguished participants include:

, Moderator
Host, Tell Me More, National
Public Radio

Jared Cohen
Member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, U.S.
Department of State


President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Marvin Kalb
Veteran Broadcaster and Visiting Expert, USIP

Riz Khan
Senior News Anchor, Al Jazeera English

Gary Knell
President and CEO, Sesame Workshop

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Co-Founder, Global Voices

Ibrahim Rahman” href=”” target=”_blank””>Mir
Ibrahim Rahman

CEO, Geo TV Pakistan

Frank Sesno
School of Media and Public Affairs



Please contact Christopher Neu at [email protected]
with any general questions about this event.


Journalists should contact Lauren Sucher at

[email protected]
or Allison Sturma at
[email protected]

About the Media as Global Diplomat Series

Seizing the Moment is the third in the Media as Global Diplomat
series, a set of meetings designed to explore and highlight the
expanding power of today’s media to transform public diplomacy and
promote more peaceful international relations. Ted Koppel hosted the first in
the series, and Queen Noor of Jordan second” href=”” target=”_blank””>the second. Over 1000
people in more than 25 countries participated in the first two events.

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