Phi Beta Kappa hosts discussion on revolution, social media


"Panelists field a question from the audience during a discussion titled "Revolution In 140 Characters: How The Internet/Social Media Are Affecting Global Politics" at Goucher College Monday, April 12, 2011."

Last night, I attended a panel discussion hosted by Goucher College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which I was recently elected into.

Among the panelists was my academic advisor and mentor, Dr. John Turner, who is always a pleasure to listen to. He and the other panelists spoke about the advantages and potentially harmful effects that the Internet and social media have in shifting global politics and in creating revolution. It’s a topic that couldn’t be more relevant, given all that’s transpired in the world over the past several months.

That’s why it was such a shame that this discussion was so poorly attended. That was to be expected, though, as it was scheduled at the same time as a lecture across campus by Jean-Michel and Céline Cousteau, the son and granddaughter of renowned oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

I had my camera with me so I grabbed some nice shots. I was most pleased with this one.