The SSRC is an independent, international, nonprofit organization. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.
“Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms have transformed people’s relationships with culture, the media, and one another. These technologies have demonstrated that they have the power to sway popular opinion, raise awareness, and inspire movements. They can spark, build, and foster community…or be manipulated to create negativity and discord.
Join the National Institute of Social Sciences for a first-of-its-kind forum exploring social media’s pervasive influence on our society, politics, and culture. Dario Spina, chief marketing officer at Viacom Velocity, will lead a high-level discussion with experts from academia, journalism, social technology, and industry.
The forum will begin at noon on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Viacom’s White Box event space, at its New York headquarters at 1515 Broadway. Tickets, including a box lunch, begin at $50 ($25 for students with ID).”