Through this initiative, the Centers of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding and Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding explored ways to utilize quantitative and analytical tools to map online discourse and content in USIP's priority conflict areas.
As part of this initiative, the Center put on major conferences that have brought together a wide range of leading academic and industry experts. It produced three PeaceWorks reports that laid out an influential framework for analyzing the impact of new media on politics and which took stock of the existing literature, methods, and data. These conferences and reports have significantly advanced a broad, collective, and collaborative effort to develop policy-relevant and academically rigorous approaches to urgent questions about the impact of new media on conflict and peace.
2014 Events and Publications
- Public Event: Twitter Evolutions: The Changing Role of Social Media in War and Protest
In this half-day conference, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the George Washington University's Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication hosted two panels of experts on social media's role in political protest and civil war across the Middle East and Europe as part of a discussion on the latest Blogs and Bullets report: Syria's Socially Mediated War.
2013 Events and Publications
- PeaceWorks: Blogs & Bullets III: Syria's Socially Mediated Civil War
- Peacebrief: Social Media Reporting and the Syrian Civil War
2012 Events and Publications
- Public Event: Groundtruth: New Media, Technology and the Syria Crisis
- PeaceWorks: Blogs and Bullets II: New Media and Conflict after the Arab Spring
2011 Events and Publications
- Event: Sifting Fact from Fiction: The Role of Social Media in Conflict
- Event: Blogs & Bullets: Social Media and the Struggle for Political Change
2010 Events and Publications
- Event: Mapping the Russian Blogosphere
- Peacebrief: Mapping the Russian Blogosphere
- Special Report: Advancing New Media Research
- Event: Blogs and Bullets: Evaluating the Impact of New Media on Conflict
- PeaceWorks:Blogs & Bullets: New Media in Contentious Politics