LUNCHEON 11:3P a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
She is a recipient of the Berkman Award from Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society for "outstanding contributions to the internet and its impact on society," and is currently a Senior TED Fellow. Her project won a ThinkSocial Award for serving as a "powerful model for how social media can be used to address global problems." In 2011 she was featured in Fast Company as one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business." Most recently, she was awarded the Monaco Media Prize, which acknowledges innovative uses of media for the betterment of humanity. She lives in Bahrain.
Drawing on a series of examples, in her Athenaeum presentation, Esra'a Al Shafei will demonstrate how some of the untold stories of change in the Middle East are told via entertaining uses of technology. Her visit to the CMC is jointly sponsored by the department of history and the Athenaeum.