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I am working with a consortium project of Columbia and George Mason University on genocide prevention as the Knowledge Management director.. Our focus is on supporting the International Conference on the Great Lakes region (ICGLR) countries to domesticate their accords on genocide prevention Their accords have an early warning component to them and I am trying to work out how to integrate SMS/ mapping technology into these projects. In particular, I am concerned with learning from the efforts to deploy sms projects in Nairobi in anaticipation of the 2013 national elections.
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I did a number of projects on Iraq at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia, including one on trying to set up a way for civil society groups in Iraq to monitor electoral violence in Iraq, and a couple that had me in northern Iraq in 2004 and 2007, working on networking and issue of deploying social network technology. .
I have attended the last two crisis mappers conference in Boston and Geneva .
I also teach grad courses in "Conflict, Social Networks, and Communications Technology" at Columbia University and "Global Civil Society" at NYU. There are course in which I teach blogs, wikis, Twitter, visualization software, and hope to add Ushahidi style mapping and SMS in the next year.
I have a B.A. in Political Science from Wesleyan Universsity and a PH. D. in Sociology from Harvard University.