First Social Media and Political Participation Conference, NYU, October 4, 2013

Location: 19 West 4th St, Room 217


8:15-8:45 Breakfast

8:45-9:00 Introductory remarks

9:00-10:45 Panel 1: Dynamics of Conversation on Social Media
Discussant: Dustin Tingley – Harvard

Reverse-Engineering Chinese Censorship
Gary King, Jennifer Pan, Margaret Roberts – Harvard

Is There Anybody Out There? The Effects of Legislators’ Communication with their Constituents
Pablo Barberá, Richard Bonneau, John Jost, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua Tucker – NYU

Mapping Twitter Conversation Networks: The 2013 Iranian Presidential Election
Navid Hassanpour, Erik Borra, Pablo Barberá, Joshua Tucker, John Jost – Yale, University of Amsterdam, NYU

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Panel 2: Social Media Data and Conflict in the Middle East
Discussant: Jacob Shapiro – Princeton 

America in the Eyes of Arabic Tweeters
Amaney Jamal, Robert Keohane, David Romney, Dustin Tingley – Princeton, Harvard

Conflict Dynamics, International Audiences, and Public Communication: Evidence from the 2012 Gaza Conflict
Thomas Zeitzoff – Princeton

12:30-1:30 Lunch break

1:30-3:00 Panel 3: Organization and Social Media
Discussant: Navid Hassanpour – Yale

The Self-Organization of Mass Political Protests in the Absence of Media Freedom
Pablo Barberá, Sandra González-Bailón – NYU, UPenn

Will The Revolution Be A/B Tested?
David Karpf – GWU

3:00-3:15 Coffee break

3:15-4:45 Panel 4: Networked Conversation and Political Debate
Discussant: Navid Hassanpour – Yale

Paper 1:
Social Mobilization and the Networked Public Sphere: Mapping the SOPA-PIPA Debate
Robert Faris – Berkman Center

Mapping Political Language Networks
John Kelly – Morningside Analytics

4:45-5:00 Concluding remarks