Study Group: Reimagining Civic Discourse on Social Media

Date: 

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

The application for this study group has closed. 

Students and fellows at Harvard and surrounding universities are invited to apply for a spring semester study group with Ash Center Fellow Deepti Doshi, Director of Community Partnerships at Facebook, MC/MPA '12; and Mo Safdari, former Program Manager for Election Integrity at Facebook, MBA/MPP. 

Building constructive civic discourse on social media is an urgent challenge. This study group will take you behind the scenes to understand the issues social media faces today. Over the course of four sessions, this group will work through an election integrity scenario, explore polarization, engage democratic theory on long-term strategies for discourse, and conclude with how we can each mobilize to improve discourse across social media. 

This group is co-sponsored by digital HKS and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.