The Middle East and Democracy
Jim Glassman, former undersecretary of state for Public Diplomacy in the Bush administration and the founding executive director of the… read more
Jim Glassman, former undersecretary of state for Public Diplomacy in the Bush administration and the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, talked about the role of diplomacy and use of the Internet and social media in political uprisings happening in the Middle East. He explained the logistics of social media, the situation in various nations, and how the demographics of Mideast factor into it. He reacted to a video clip of Secretary of State Clinton speaking at George Washington University on February 15, 2011, about Internet security and finding the right balance between individual liberty and national security. Mr. Glassman also spoke about his book Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence (Crown Business, 2011). He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. close
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