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Keynote by Ben Scott: Open Government and Technology in State Craft

Keynote by Ben Scott: Open Government and Technology in State Craft


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Social Media Week Hamburg is proud to announce Ben Scott as Keynote Speaker in 2012. Ben Scott is invited to Hamburg’s Social Media Week by the U.S. Consulate General Hamburg.

Ben Scott is Policy Advisor for Innovation. In a small team of advisors to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, his work is focused on technology and foreign policy. Together, they steward the 21st Century Statecraft agenda of the Department of State, which emphasizes on the use of new tools like technology, social media and development.

Before he joined the Department of State, he led the Washington office for Free Press for six years. Free Press is the largest non-profit organization in the US which is focused on media and communications policy.

He holds a PhD in communications from the University of Illinois. He is the author of several scholarly articles on American journalism history and the politics of media regulation as well as co-editor of two books.

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Keynote by Ben Scott: Tuesday, Feb 14th. 6:00 pm @ Social Media Week Hamburg